House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 69 Lamson Road — Sunday, March 26, 12-2 p.m. Contemporary, 3, 2, $969,000. Residential …
Three-car accident in Portsmouth sends one to hospital

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department said it was “miraculous” there were only relatively minor injuries following a three-car accident on East Main Road early Friday …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 68 Bowden Ave. — $345,000 260 Maple Ave. — $383,800 56 Elm Lane — …

Latest News

Efforts underway to inventory, preserve Portsmouth's historic cemeteries

Dead men may not tell any tales, but the burial plots marking their final resting places are rich with local history.

Proposed budget cuts prompt worries from Prudence reserve

PRUDENCE ISLAND — Concerns over reports that the Trump administration is proposing drastic cuts to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has trickled down to a research …

Ragged Island Brewing takes flight in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The town’s first brewery since perhaps the 1630s selected a most opportune time for its grand opening: St. Patrick’s Day. However, Matt Gray, one of the …

Historic Tiverton cottage maintains charm after modern updates

New to the market is a charming, historic cottage located in the heart of Tiverton's Stone Bridge/Fort Barton area. The house has been recognized by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation …

Portsmouth solar farm hearing postponed to March 30

A hearing on a proposed solar farm off Union Street near the Middletown line has been delayed again. The Zoning Board of Review has scheduled a special hearing on Thursday, March 30, for …

House Hunt: Open houses planned around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 641 Maple Ave. — Sunday, March 19, 12-2 p.m. Cape, 3, 2, $449,500. Mott and Chace Sotheby's, …
Obituaries
Ann R. (Gill) Hibbard, 84, Prudence Island

Ann R. (Gill) Hibbard, 84, of Prudence Island, left this earth on March 3. She was the daughter of the late Muriel (Buckley) and Raymond Gill of Pawtucket. Ann was predeceased by Albert (Dudley) …

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

Richard Newell Owen, 82, Prudence Island

Francis "Tut" Jamiel, Warren

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

“Sing Street” (2016)Rated PG-131 hour, 46 minutesDirected and written by John Carney“Sing Street” is a fun movie that refreshingly communicates the joyful exuberance of music …

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Rustic fruit tarts are pretty and a sweet treat in winter

Another Portsmouth Dog Park preview day set for Monday

Prudence Island history is topic of lecture Jan. 12

Opinion
Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

In a sea of preposterous proposals to surface lately, the notion of cutting the Coast Guard, in part to help pay for a border wall, is in a league of its own. President Tump has proposed just that …

New resources for those with German and Irish roots

Editorial: Three to five inches — Call in the cancellation!

Want to recycle and save money? Get with the program

Letter: Vote yes on Question 7

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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.