Featured home: Big, bright Tiverton home overlooks the bay

Set high on a hillside in Tiverton is a fabulous, three-story home that was designed for easy entertaining. Soaring ceilings, spacious rooms, spectacular western water views over Mt. Hope Bay are …
Portsmouth newlyweds leave reception to join Zumba class

PORTSMOUTH — They couldn’t afford to invite all their Zumba friends to their wedding on Thursday, so Justin Bennett and Tiffany MacDonald did the next best thing.

Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island fell by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.29 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.29 price isequal to the national average for regular …

Latest News

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 11 Ridgeway Road — Sunday, June 25, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 5, 3, $869,000. Mott & Chace …

Off the Market: Homes sold in towns around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 19 Oak Grove Ave — $409,000 29 Commonwealth Ave — $215,000 9 Fairview Circle — …

Ferry dock delays costing frustrated islanders

Construction on the Prudence Island Ferry dock is entering its final stages and should wrap up in a week or two, music to the ears of Prudence residents and visitors who have been losing patience …

Gallison sentenced, Teacher threatened, Fourth celebration begins, and More: East Bay's top stories

Take a look at some of the top stories from around the East Bay in the past week: ‘Scoundrel’ Gallison sentenced to more than 4 years in prison Raymond Gallison will spend the next …

House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 35 Appian Way — Saturday, June 17, 2-4 p.m. Waterfront, 5, 4, $1,449,000. Mott & Chace …

Portsmouth Water and Fire District hires new manager

William McGlinn said he’ll be leaving the Portsmouth Water and Fire District in good hands when he retires in October after 29 years as general manager/chief engineer and hands the reigns over to Jessica C. Lynch of Portsmouth.
Obituaries
David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

David Earl Ward, 49, died Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Spokane Veterans Home after enduring the debilitating rigors of ALS. He last resided in Portsmouth before moving to be with his family in …

Dorothy A. Medeiros, 90, Little Compton

Ann R. (Gill) Hibbard, 84, Prudence Island

Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Harriet Hubbard, 78, Prudence Island

Andrew E. Singleton, 43, Portsmouth

Frank E. Handy, 91, Portsmouth

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Things to Do
Fluffy baked eggs (or cloud eggs) are a fun breakfast

I’m not much of a social media mavin, but apparently Instagram and Pinterest are chock full of pictures of what are being called cloud eggs.When I saw the article from the Washington Post in …

Stones That Speak: Cemetery lecture in Portsmouth Saturday

Touch-a-Truck is this Saturday at Glen Park in Portsmouth

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

Opinion
Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

The waters are rising, of that there is no longer any doubt. No one can credibly argue any more that sea level rise — caused by human activity that has fueled global climate change — is a …

Letter: Don't buy into pothead 'B.S.'

Why does the law continue to allow hidden guns in schools?

Sheriff Hodgson: Too much time on his hands

Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

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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.