Off the Market: Homes sold in East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 9 Middle St. — $460,000 39 Water Way — $1,112,000 16 Joy St. — $392,400 4 …
Volunteers to scour Portsmouth for historic cemeteries

PORTSMOUTH — If you live next to a town-owned historic cemetery, you may be getting a knock on your door soon. Volunteers will be fanning out throughout town in hopes of collecting …

Portsmouth woman arrested following fireworks display

PORTSMOUTH — A local woman was charged with disorderly conduct Saturday night, July 22, after arguing with neighbors who had objected to fireworks being discharged from her Island Park …

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Young Picassos create masterpieces in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The Common Fence Point Improvement Association (CFPIA) wants its community hall to be a local hub for the arts going forward, and it certainly looked like one last week. In …

Prudence water board to host workshop on tax levy on Saturday

PRUDENCE ISLAND — The board of the Prudence Island Water District will hold its second public information workshop on Saturday, July 29, on its intention to levy a property tax when it …

Unruly resident, Salary controversy, Historic preservation, and More: East Bay top stories

Take a look at some of the top stories from around the East Bay this week. Click the headlines for a look at the full story. Police remove man from Warren Town Council meeting Police removed a …

Featured home: Space, luxury, lots of outdoor options in Portsmouth

At the end of Glen Road in Portsmouth is a lovely home in an established neighborhood on the Sakonnet River bordering "The Glen." The owner has meticulously refurbished and maintained this bright …

House hunt: Open houses planned this weekend in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled this weekend in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 11 Ridgewood Road — Sunday, July 23, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 5, 3, $824,900. Mott & Chace …

Portsmouth zoners to rule on O'Reilly Auto Parts on Aug. 17

Abutters raised concerns over traffic, hazardous materials, building aesthetics, lighting and more during Thursday's Zoning Board of Review hearing on a plan to bring an O’Reilly Auto Parts store to Portsmouth.
Obituaries
Robert A. Fiedler, 87, Portsmouth

Robert A. Fiedler, 87, of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Portsmouth, R.I., died Friday, July 7, 2017. at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I. Robert was born Jan. 29, 1930 in Hastings-on-Hudson, …

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

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

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Things to Do
A glossy, sticky teriyaki fish made on top of the stove

I’ve spent the last month using and seeking out recipes that don’t require the use of the oven. I’m not a huge griller, so the top of the stove is my preference when the …

Register now for Aug. 20 Common Fence Point road race

Eastern Rhode Island 4-H Fair this weekend in Portsmouth

St. Anthony’s Feast kicks off tonight in Portsmouth

Public can view Portsmouth’s copy of Declaration on July 6

Opinion
Letter: Kilmartin continues tradition of AG obfuscation

To the editor, Allow me to congratulate Peter Kilmartin on continuing the fine tradition of the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office of stonewalling, obfuscation and the denial …

Editorial: For monarchs' sake, spare the milkweed

'Red Book' is free online and will ease research in U.S. states and counties

Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

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

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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.