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Warren town manager’s future uncertain

The Warren Town Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 20, to discuss the future of Warren Town Manager Jan Reitsma’s employment with the town.Mr. Reitsma, who was hired by …
Distracted? At KMS, there's an app for that
Armed with their own laptop computers, Kickemuit Middle School students literally have the world at their fingertips. But a group of … Read More
Warren police logs: Man arrested on domestic assault warrant
Monday,  Dec. 4 A Baker Street resident called the animal control officer after finding what appeared to be animal fur in the … Read More
Santa goes for breakfast in Warren
Santa paid a visit to the Central Fire Station in Warren Sunday morning, spending a few hours with friends during the department's … Read More
Police Report
Warren police logs: Two charged with domestic offenses
Monday, Nov. 20 The animal control officer advised people out walking a dog without a leash on Vernon Street about leash … Read More
Former Warren councilor gets probation in drunk driving case
A former Warren Town Council member pleaded no contest to operating under the influence and negligent operation charges Monday in … Read More
Former Warren town councilor arrested
A Warren funderal director and former town council member has been charged by Rehoboth police with assaulting a public employee, … Read More
Obituaries
Ferdinand DeRensis, 95, Barrington Ferdinand R. DeRensis, 95, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at the Maine Medical Center. He leaves behind his best friend and devoted companion, his dog Charlie. He was the beloved father of …
William M. Hatzell, 62, Warren William M. Hatzell, 62, of Warren, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. He was the son of the late Willard L. and Jeanie A. (Matera) Hatzell; husband of Gail Lyman-Hatzell; father of Kirstin A. …
MaryRose “Ma” Aguiar, 92, of Florida MaryRose “Ma” Aguiar, 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, under the care of hospice and her loving family in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. She was born in Warren, R.I., on Feb. …

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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.