The Latest From Warren

Warren man gets five months for beating dog, girlfriend

A Warren man has been sentenced to five months at the ACI in Cranston after pleading no contest last week to beating his dog and then his girlfriend, who stepped in to intervene. Jmaire Wray, 19, …
Warren Walkabout is Sunday
Sunday is looking to be a nice autumn day — perfect for a walkabout. All of downtown Warren is prepping for Warren’s big day as … Read More
Scheduled weekend lane closures for I-195 affect East Bay travel
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced lane shifts and traffic pattern changes at the … Read More
The new ‘big tobacco’ is a Mt. Hope High School concern
Tobacco use among teens is skyrocketing, as the folks at Mt. Hope High School know well. “I’m not sure about the exact numbers, … Read More
Obituaries
Philip J. DePasquale, 89, Warren Philip J. DePasquale, 89, husband, father, brother and grandfather, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Grace Barker Nursing Center in Warren, with family at his side.  “Phil” …
MIlton A. Bryden Jr., 78, Mesa, AZ Milton A. Bryden Jr, 78, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, AZ. Milton leaves his companion of 20 years, Gertrude; his sister Donna, daughter Cheryl, son Craig, nephew …
Election 2018
Election News
Libertarian Gould will vote against $250M school bond question

Question: State question number 1 on the November ballot will ask voters to approve a $250 million bond for school repairs and construction. How will you vote on that question, and why? Senate, …

Warren school board candidates vary in style, but both want better schools

They’ve got different styles and visions for how Bristol Warren schools should — and is currently — educating students, but two Warren candidates who hope to earn a seat on the …

Candidate Statements
Knight: Going beyond better school buildings We must prioritize the task of improving our schools.  This past year, the General Assembly started the work of fixing our school buildings and put a $250,000,000 bond on the ballot for your …
Gould: Knight is a status quo candidate Most people would agree that the political leadership in Rhode Island has failed us. Judging by his alignment with Speaker Mattiello on 98.6 percent of House votes, Jason Knight appears to …
Schofield: Student safety is a top concern Since the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook, districts nationwide have prioritized security. Ours is no exception. But school safety is a complex issue, and we need to cover all bases. Last month, I …
Thibaudeau: Hugh Cole needs serious help Hugh Cole School’s serious issues have been escalating over the last few years and we seem to be at an all time low with discipline issues and staff morale. While some people feel that this …

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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.