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Westport Police finally catch elusive suspect

A Westport man wanted on eight outstanding default warrants was finally captured Tuesday, Feb. 19, inside his mother’s Westport home. Detective Jeff Majewski said that Westport police officer …
Police: Barrington girl bitten by wild animal
A Barrington resident called police on Thursday night, Feb. 14, after his 6-year-old daughter was bitten on the leg by a wild … Read More
Gallery: EPHS at state indoor track meet
PROVIDENCE — There has been no better long jumper during the winter season over the last two years than East Providence High … Read More
Field fee increase is nothing new for Barrington
Facing a shortage of fields and substandard conditions at many fields, town officials proposed an increase to local field fees. The … Read More
Pedestrian dies from injuries suffered in East Providence car accident
EAST PROVIDENCE — According to East Providence Police, the victim of an automobile accident in Riverside Monday afternoon, Feb. 18, … Read More
Warren police logs: Man faces felony domestic charge
Monday, Feb. 11Police got a complaint about a car parked in a construction zone on Church Street.A caller reported finding graffiti on … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Rywolt scores his 1,000th point
The Barrington High School boys basketball team won twice last week. The Eagles defeated Portsmouth 57-47 on Friday, Feb. 15 and also … Read More
Obituaries
Muriel Spence, 94, of Bristol Considerate and loving, Muriel (Card) Spence, age 94, of 44 Clipper Way in Bristol, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in St. Elizabeth Manor, shortly after her children left the …
Peter George Florenzano, 73, of Bristol Peter George Florenzano, 73, of Mason Avenue, Bristol, passed away on Feb. 12, 2019, at Silver Creek Manor. Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Andrea and Antonia (Albino) Florenzano. He …
Amy Maria Marino, 51, of Bristol Mrs. Amy Maria (Bernardo) Marino, age 51, of Mulberry Road, Bristol, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Scott D. Marino, her husband of 13 …
Robert F. Mendes, 81, Warren Robert F. Mendes, 81, went to be with the Lord on  Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Crestwood Nursing Home in Warren.  Robert was born in Woonsocket, RI., the son of the late Manuel and Florence …
Sports
Barrington girls finish third at track states The Barrington High Schools girls and boys indoor track teams made their bids for a state championship on Saturday, Feb. 16. The girls team came close, grabbing third place overall, while the boys …
Eagles skate to pair of victories The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team won a pair of games last week. The Eagles defeated the Burrillville Co-op team 4-1 on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and then knocked off the Smithfield Co-op team 8-2 …
Portsmouth girls place 2nd in state indoor track championship PROVIDENCE — PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity indoor track team was the runner-up in the Rhode Island championship meet held Saturday at Providence …
East Providence's Ogunronbi repeats as winter long jump champ PROVIDENCE — There has been no better long jumper during the winter season over the last two years than East Providence High School’s Anuoluwapo Ogunronbi, and the senior star …
Opinion
Letter: Yet another man preaching morals to women To the editor: William M. O’Dell’s letter last week on abortion is yet another case of a man standing on his self-proclaimed moral high ground when he cannot possibly understand the …
Letter: Nothing justifies publishing racist letter While there’s an argument and First Amendment advocacy for free speech, I recall a time when newspaper editors seriously understood their role and responsibility in prudently managing a …
Letter: Dogs should not be running wild and defecating on graves I write this letter with a tremendous amount of sadness and hurt. My husband died suddenly in June. We buried him at North Burial Ground. We both grew up and lived in Bristol all our lives. North …
Letter: Decision to publish ‘racist’ letter is irresponsible After reading the Feb. 14 letter to the editor, entitled “Here's an idea: mandatory abortions at the southern border,” one cannot help but ask if the editors read the excretion before …

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.