Warren racer wins big at Seekonk

Warren resident Lenny Sousa recently celebrated his 65th birthday in style, overcoming a crash a week earlier to win the Pure Stock division during action at at Seekonk Speedway. The Almy Avenue …
Yankee Magazine celebrates Westport farm coast
Growing up in Tiverton, Yankee Magazine’s Marketing Director Kate Weeks is well aware of the effortless appeal of New England’s … Read More
Barrington now accepting old mattresses
Looking to get rid of an old mattress? The town can help. The Town of Barrington recently began participating in a mattress … Read More
Water authority pays off pipeline bond
The Bristol County Water Authority recently announced it had made the final payment of the $18 million in bonds that were purchased to … Read More
Bristol celebrates Black Ships Festival
The Gendo Taiko and Shindaiko drummers and 12DC street dance team performed in front of a large crowd under the Herreshoff Museum … Read More
Barrington residents plan fund-raiser for 3-year-old girl
Lily Beauregard wants to talk about the octopus outside on her front porch. Or maybe it was a ghost.  Three-year-old Lily said … Read More
Westport Conservation Committee approves CVE solar project
Westport residents voicing their opinions against CVE's solar project could be fighting an uphill battle as the conservation committee … Read More
Non-resident day passes at Barrington Beach on the rise
The director of the town's recreation department said more than 1,400 seasonal beach passes have been sold so far this … Read More
Warren police logs: Man found passed out behind wheel
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 24.0px Palatino} Monday, July 9 A Metacom Avenue resident reported damage to a … Read More
Gallery: 38th Annual East Providence HeritageFest
EAST PROVIDENCE — The 38th Annual East Providence HeritageFest took place last weekend, July 13-15, on and around the grounds of … Read More
Obituaries
James J. Welch, of Bristol

James J. Welch, known warmly as “Jim” to his friends, died suddenly on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Anne (Kane) Welch, of Bristol, and …

Clarice L. Flannery, 90, of Bristol

Elizabeth B. Almeida, 98, of Bristol

Opinion
Letter: Barrington’s 'Loyal Son' To the editor: Whenever we write or speak about Barrington’s history or any history for that matter, there’s always the story and the story behind the story. People who recount this …
Letter: Concern over chemical spraying on bike path To the editor: As a “frequent flyer” on the East Bay Bike Path, I was horrified to see chemical application signs popping up on the bike trail a few weeks ago. After several phone …
Letter: Is it time for Barrington taxpayers to rebel? To the editor: There are many wealthy people living in Barrington, with some seeking a private school experience that affects the finances of our public schools.   And now the town is …
Sports
Barrington Juniors team wins District II title The Barrington Juniors Division All-Star team defeated Pineview 8-3 in a winner-take-all District II championship game on Monday night, July 16. Sam Faulkner pitched 6 and one-third innings, …
Barrington All-Stars roll past Middletown 11-1 The Barrington Little League Majors 10U All-Star team overpowered Middletown 11-1 in the District II finals on Sunday night, July 15.  Barrington's Jack Marley limited Middletown batters to …
Two Barrington All-Star teams advance to states Two Barrington Little League All-Star teams advanced to states after wlnning District II championships on Sunday night, July 15. Barrington's 12U Majors Division team defeated Tiverton 6-1 in the …

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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.