Youngster wins 15th In Step for Autism Road Race

BRISTOL — Steamy conditions on an early Fall morning greeted the some 75 entrants into the 15th Annual In Step for Autism 5K Road Race and Walk held Sunday, Sept. 24, at Colt State Park. The race …
Benatar concert in East Providence cancelled over wind concerns

EAST PROVIDENCE — Waterfront Productions announced at 4:45 p.m. today the Pat Benatar-Neil Giraldo concert scheduled for this evening, September 22, at Bold Point Park has been cancelled due to …

Portsmouth parents learn where, how teens hide ‘their stuff’

PORTSMOUTH — When teenagers want to hide their drug use from parents, they’ll often put the contraband right on top of a bedroom bureau, said Pam Shayer.  “Do you know …

Latest News

Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …

DOT pledges $1 million East Bay Bike Path fix

Once again, about a month ago, a cyclist came to grief on a short stretch of the East Bay Bike Path just north of Bristol’s Beach Road. Linda Brunini-Formica didn’t see it happen but arrived …

Raimondo: School fix could top $2 billion

Rhode Island’s schools are old and outdated, cramped and inadequate — and it will cost billions to bring them into the 21st century. That was the word Wednesday from Gov. Gina …

Warren Fire Chief, police save a life

A man who poured gasoline on himself and threatened to light himself on fire was saved Sunday evening by police and Warren Fire Chief Al Galinelli, who used kindness and compassion to talk the …

Herreshoff hosts the classics

A magnificent collection of sailing yachts gathered at the Herreshoff Marine Museum last week (Thursday through Saturday) for racing and reunions at the 2017 Panerai Herreshoff Classic Yacht …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are planned in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 17 Heritage Road — Sunday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Colonial, 4, 2.5, $610,000. …
Obituaries
Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington

Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington, passed away with his wife and daughter by his side on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at The Miriam Hospital. He was the son of the late Robert …

Margaret M. Brady, 91, of Seekonk, Mass.

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Daniel Barbosa, 86, formerly of East Providence

Francis "Tut" Jamiel, Warren

Maria Tavares, Bristol

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Sports
LaSalle Academy baseball program enjoys its East Bay influence

PROVIDENCE — Plenty of players with East Bay ties, seven to be exact, were among the core that propelled the LaSalle Academy baseball team this spring to its first Rhode Island Interscholastic …

East Providence's Mercurio reflects on rise up baseball coaching ladder

City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

Many local nonprofits benefit from annual golf tournament

Guinness 5K a party, not just a race

Things to Do
Let them eat zucchini bread

I started six zucchini plants indoors. Four made it outside and then only two survived the rabbits, rain and squirrels. Thank goodness only two survived! We’ve already had about 10 zucchini and …

'Bold' move: Waterfront Productions opens first season in East Providence

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

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

Fluffy baked eggs (or cloud eggs) are a fun breakfast

Opinion
Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

To the editor:Arlene Violet’s “Growing Decency Deficit” (August 30-31) was a breath of fresh air. We are constantly bombarded with articles on how”the other guy” is …

Family Search discontinuing microfilm loans; Canada celebrates 150th

Editorial: Veterans coming home

Letter: Kilmartin continues tradition of AG obfuscation

Editorial: For monarchs' sake, spare the milkweed

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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.