Featured home: History mixed with modern family living

Located on South of Commons Road and centrally located between Town Commons and South Shore Beach is a well-maintained home with a fenced, manicured yard that includes a pool. The contemporary …
Many local nonprofits benefit from annual golf tournament

The CVS Health Charity Classic — a professional golf tournament played at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington — reached an important milestone this year. At a recent celebration, …

House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled this weekend in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 53 Lamson Road — Sunday, Feb. 26, 1-2:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 1.5, $359,000. Residential Properties, …

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Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in recent weeks in towns around East Bay: Barrington 1 Gregory Court — $470,000 78 Massasoit Ave. — $214,000 33 Priscilla Drive — …

Free tuition an ‘investment’ in state’s future: Gov’s office

In today’s changing world, a high school diploma is not enough to secure sustainable employment into the future. At least some college education is critical, and therefore should be part of the …

Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island rose by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.24 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.24 price is four cents below the national average for regular …

Featured home: Contemporary overlooks bridge, Mt. Hope Bay

Stunning water views taking in all the beauty Narraganstt Bay has to offer are at this home in the Common Point section of Portsmouth The contemporary style home at 1172 Anthony Road is open and …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 8 Woodbine Ave. — Sunday, Feb. 19, 12-1:30 p.m. Colonial, 4, 2.5, $439,000. Residential …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 20 Briarfield Road — $711,000 29 Commonwealth Ave. — $1 82 Walnut Road — …
Obituaries
Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Mary “Ann” Hall, 73, of Portsmouth, passed peacefully, on Dec. 28, 2016 at the Grand Islander Nursing Home in Middletown after a long illness.   She was born on Jan. 1, 1943 to …

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Daniel Barbosa, 86, formerly of East Providence

Francis "Tut" Jamiel, Warren

Maria Tavares, Bristol

Margaret K. (Edgar) Williamson Ferreira, Bristol

Robert Luther Santos, Bristol

Thomas B. Andrade, Bristol

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Sports
Guinness 5K a party, not just a race

Bristol resident Jonathan Govednik crossed the finish line in Sunday’s Finish for a Guinness 5K in just 17 minutes and 40 seconds, beating about 750 runners for the fastest time. But the real …

Local girls part of second-best-in-nation soccer team

Portsmouth Challenger Jamboree celebrates 10 years (photos)

Dedicated to dance

East Providence firefighters run Freaky 5K Road Race

Things to Do
Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

When it comes to cooking, my go-to ingredients are garlic and onions. There aren’t many savory dishes that can’t be improved with the addition of one or both. But, garlic is my favorite. …

Rustic fruit tarts are pretty and a sweet treat in winter

A delicious cod dish that won’t ruin your New Year’s resolutions

Enjoying ‘lobster’ on a cod budget

Comfort food doesn’t get any better than a braise

Opinion
Editorial: Vote YES on 6

On Nov. 8, Rhode Islanders have the opportunity to expand open land and recreation space in the state, clean up blighted areas, and invest in the health of Narragansett Bay, all while helping support …

Letter: Make a commitment to end domestic violence

Editorial: Face facts — Climate Change is real

Letter: Hey cartoonist, get some help

New websites (and a book on English/Colonial history) to aid your research

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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.