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Proposed Styrofoam ban is the focus of tonight's workshop

The Barrington Town Council will hold a workshop tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. to discuss a proposed ban on Styrofoam and other polystyrene plastics. The workshop will be held inside …
Warren police: Possible bone may actually have been ice
Monday, Jan. 14A caller from Main Street reported the theft of a coffee travel mug.Police were called to Locust Terrace for an … Read More
Portsmouth to highway officials: We still think bridge tolls illegal
PORTSMOUTH — The tolls are long gone from the Sakonnet River Bridge, but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t return some day. Read More
Write-in candidate emerges in council race
Former Barrington Recreation Department Director John Taylor is running as a write-in candidate in the upcoming town council special … Read More
Giving is in Tiverton lawmaker's blood
TIVERTON/PORTSMOUTH — John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70-Portsmouth, Tiverton) has spent a lot of time rolling up his sleeves for the … Read More
Goodbye Carnegie Abbey, hello Aquidneck Club
PORTSMOUTH — Not only does the exclusive Carnegie Abbey Club have a new group of owners, it has a new name as well: The Aquidneck … Read More
Portsmouth Middle School students 'Go Purple' at rodeo
PORTSMOUTH — Plenty of Purple Pride was on display at Portsmouth Middle School's "rodeo" rec night on Friday, Jan. 18. Read More
Obituaries
Esther Gloria McCarthy, 97, of Bristol Esther Gloria (Angelotti) McCarthy, 97, of Sherry Avenue, Bristol, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Jan. 21, 2019, at Silver Creek Manor. She was the beloved wife of the late Raoul …
Jeremiah John “Jedd” Sullivan IV, 63, Portsmouth Jeremiah John “Jedd” Sullivan IV took his life on Jan. 5, 2019 after a lifelong battle with depression. Jedd was an unassuming and intently caring man who constantly dedicated himself, …
Harold E. Wallman, 98, of Barrington Harold E. Wallman, 98, of Barrington, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 at the Grace Barker Health. He was the loving husband of Harriet M. (Joyce) Wallman for 71 years. Born in Brookline, …
Dodie O. Blais McCarron, 85, of Barrington Dodie O. Blais McCarron, 85, of Edgewood Drive, Barrington, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. She was the wife of Eugene McCarron.  Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph …
Sports
Portsmouth's Sullivan places second in track invitational PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School senior Elizabeth Sullivan led the pack for most of the one-mile race but was unable to hold on for the win at Saturday’s 2019 East Coast Track and …
Longtime Eagles coach inducted into Hall of Fame Barrington's Jim Anderson was recently inducted into the Rhode Island High School Football Coaches' Association Hall of Fame. Mr. Anderson is a longtime assistant coach for the Barrington High …
Turf talk reaches Barrington school board, petition surfaces A member of the Barrington Park and Recreation Commission approached the Barrington School Committee recently, calling for an in-depth look at the construction of turf fields at the middle school …
Ferri steps away as EPHS girls’ hoops head coach EAST PROVIDENCE — In the midst of a difficult season on the court transitioning back to the Division I ranks, the East Providence High School girls’ basketball team took a hit off it with the …
Opinion
Letter: Turf fields offer many benefits To the editor: I’m not a Barrington resident, but my daughter and granddaughters are and I have visited many times. As a former athletic director and coach here in the Philadelphia area I …
Letter: Synthetic turf is safer than natural grass To the editor: Before you decide to write a letter or potential article, check your facts.  It's fine to argue and have a different opinion, but your position won't be established based on …
Letter: Early Tiverton budget requests far beyond reasonable To the editor: On January 17. the Tiverton Budget Committee received budget requests from the town administrator, and school superintendent.  These requests exceed the state cap on spending and …
Letter: Nockum Hill was a self-inflicted wound To the editor: The recent avalanche of critical comments on the proposed development in Nockum Hill have fingers pointing towards the developer, North End Realty.   In truth, high density …

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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.