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Police: More than $300 worth of baby formula stolen

A 28-year-old Riverside resident is suspected of stealing 18 cans of baby formula from the Shaw's Supermarket in the Barrington Shopping Center. Police said the Riverside resident entered the …
Camper vandalized in Barrington, police ID suspect
A Barrington resident called police on Thursday, Dec. 6, after he discovered that his camper had been vandalized.  The camper, … Read More
Warren police logs: Multiple panhandling complaints
Monday, Dec. 3 Police were called to Strawberry Lane at 10:29 a.m. for a child custody matter. Police dispersed an unwanted man … Read More
District 68 Special Election set for Tuesday, March 5
A special election to fill the District 68 House of Representatives seat vacated by Laufton Ascencao will be held next March, … Read More
EPPD make arrest in alleged 2016 car arson incident
EAST PROVIDENCE — A suspect has been taken into custody following a years-long investigation into a fire in Riverside. The East … Read More
Portsmouth girls cruise to non-league win over Chariho
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity basketball team made easy work of the Chariho Chargers at home Friday … Read More
Memorial hockey games celebrating 17 years
The John Paul Medeiros Jr. Memorial Cup Hockey Games will be played on Wednesday night, Jan. 2, 2019 at Portsmouth Abbey. This year … Read More
Obituaries
Paul A. Brown, 45, of Prudence Island Paul Arthur Brown, 45, of Prudence Island, previously of Bristol, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, Dec. 5, at home. Born in Providence, he was a son of Antoinette (Benoit) Brown of West Warwick and the …
Paul E. Samdperil, of Cranston Paul E. Samdperil died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at home. Born and raised in Providence, the son of the late Albert and Edwyna (Cohen) Samdperil. He was a longtime resident of Cranston.  Paul …
Sports
Barrington swim teams race in Injury Fund opener The boys and girls swim teams from Barrington High School participated in an Injury Fund meet on Thursday night, Dec. 6. Eagles swimmers raced against competitors from Mt. Hope High School and …
Despite being age and height challenged, Wildcats aim for state tournament The young Wildcat girls basketball team isn’t getting any older this year. The team is bringing back just three starters, sophomore forward Jess Carney and eighth grade guards Leah Sylvain and …
Tiverton Coach Murray inducted to Gridiron Hall of Fame Tiverton High School’s three-sport coach and athletic director Bob Murray was among the Providence Gridiron Hall of Fame Class of 2018 members inducted at the RI Country Club. Seen here are the …
Barrington coach: Eagles enter season with strong backcourt In a town known for its basketball success, the Barrington High School girls’ basketball team has done nothing to tarnish that reputation. And, a lot of it stems from the dedicated tutelage of …
Opinion
Letter: Drift Road solar approval a big disappointment To the editor: This Drift Road solar installation has caused so much stress to all of the abutters and other neighbors and friends affected by it for so long. We have tried to impress upon the …
Letter: RI vs. Mass. test score comparison invalid and unfair To the editor: The scores are in. Rhode Island’s students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts.  RICAS is Rhode Island’s version of the Massachusetts …
Letter: Three days in Marsaxlokk Bay with President Bush To the editor: I am sure many people have personal stories about President George H.W. Bush. Here is mine.
Arlen Violet: No shame in the game Sometimes I think that too many folks have lost their moral compass. It is particularly disturbing when the people involved are supposed to be role models for children. When those very children are …

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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.