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Barrington police responded to the intersection of Massasoit Avenue and Agawam Road at about 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 8 for a disabled motor vehicle, but eventually charged the car's driver with … more
Barrington police are asking residents to be on the lookout for a silver Nissan with the Rhode Island license plate 347-562.  Police said a man driving that vehicle was spotted stealing a … more
Monday, July 3 A Market Street woman who had an argument with her boyfriend called police and told them she wanted him removed. A crowing rooster drew police to Main Street and Truman Avenue at … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — One can hardly pick up a newspaper or a magazine or peruse the internet without seeing a blaring headline about the latest tragic reference to the opioid crisis currently … more
The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests this week: Adelia Melo, 53, of 16 Williams St., Bristol, was charged with shoplifting after she turned herself in at police headquarters … more
Barrington police are investigating a break-in at a Sowams Road home that occurred on Thursday, June 29.  The Sowams Road resident told police she left her home for a short period of time … more
Monday, June 26 A Baker Street resident reported computer fraud. Police determined there was no fraud; the caller’s computer had a virus. A Union Street woman asked that police remove a … more
A woman was reportedly hit by a car at the start of the Bristol Fourth of July Parade just before noon. Her condition is not currently available. Witnesses say a woman fell off a float and was hit … more
PORTSMOUTH — Two men were charged with using illegal fireworks during separate displays in Common Fence Point Saturday night, July 1. Shortly before 9 p.m., two officers investigated a … more
A Warren police officer accused of cyberstalking a 44-year-old Warren woman earlier this year pleaded not guilty to the charge last Friday in Sixth Division District Court in Providence. Officer … more
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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.