Town: Recycling reaches tipping point

Warren ranks near the bottom of the state’s barrel when it comes to recycling. And with statewide tipping fees set to increase next month, officials want to change that wasteful trend.On July …
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Halsey Herreshoff calls for school district divorce

EDITOR's NOTE: The following is a guest commentary by former Bristol Town Councilman and Town Administrator Halsey Herreshoff. The Bristol Phoenix of May 18 well described the funding crisis of …

Waterfront home in Bristol Highlands on market in time for summer

New to the market and just in time to enjoy a warm New England summer is a custom 10-room home overlooking Narragansett Bay in Bristol. The sprawling and meticulously manicured front lawn leads to …

Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island fell by 2 cents this week, averaging $2.31 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.31 price is three cents below the national average for …

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 1 Carver Road — Saturday, May 20, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Colonial, 4, 3.5, $1,095,000. Mott …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 3 Owings Stone Road — $650,000 16 Sowams Road — $600,000 52 Fales Ave. — …
Obituaries
Florence Mendes, 97, Bristol

Mrs. Florence (Goulet) Mendes, 97, of Verdi Lane, Bristol, died peacefully Friday, May 19, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Manuel Mendes, Jr., who preceded …

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Richard R. LaRoche, 66, of Riverside

Anthony J. “Tony” Mastriano, 57, Bristol

Ricky J. Samson, 57, Warren

Rose Anna LaFrance, 94, Warren

Dorothy A. Longo, of Barrington

David E. Bates, formerly of Barrington

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Sports
Girls Lacrosse: Mt. hope beats Narragansett, loses to Lincoln School

Jenna Cimbron and Grace Moclair led the Mount Hope High School girls lacrosse team over Narragansett 16-8 in a home game on Friday afternoon. Cimbron and Moclair scored 5 goals and 4 assists each. …

Masqueraders to stage ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Mt. Hope bats explode, beat Ponaganset 8-4

Softball photos: Concannon leads Lady Eagles past Mt. Hope 2-1

Townies win two of three to open 2017 golf season

Things to Do
Warren podcasters reach milestone

On the surface, comedians Chuck Staton and Brad Rohrer couldn’t be more different. Chuck is a Warren guy with roots here, Brad is a transplant from the Midwest. Chuck loves restaurants, Brad …

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

KMS to stage ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’

Young actors visit 'Neverland' with Elvis, Swift and friends

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

Opinion
Former finance chief calls for Bristol Warren to deregionalize

To the editor:When regionalization was first proposed I was a staunch supporter. The benefits for the future education of our youth in both the communities of Bristol and Warren certainly were …

Letter: Council followed charter in approving raises

Editorial: Selfless example

Letter: Warren dragging heals on ADA compliance

Letter: Help us fight for reproductive rights

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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.