$2.6 million BCWA meter bid under scrutiny

Two water insiders say the Bristol County Water Authority is selling its 17,000-plus customers short and may be wasting millions, as its board of directors prepares to enter into a $2.6 million …
RITBA: Mt. Hope Bridge work will last two years

PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — Drivers who recently recovered from traffic delays due to work on the Mt. Hope Bridge can expect more of the same starting next month, when a major repair job begins.

Bristol Warren school district cuts two buses from fleet

The Bristol Warren Regional School District has been able to remove two school buses from the road in an attempt to save money, thanks to a pilot program asking parents to register their kids to …

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Former Mt. Hope soccer star is a Hall of Famer

Mt. Hope High School graduate and former Rhode Island College soccer star Kyle Teixeira will be inducted into the Little East Conference Athletic Hall of Fame, the conference announced. Mr. …

Warren police logs: No, that's not marijuana — it's a skunk.

Monday, August 15A Cutler Street caller complained that someone copied checks and then used them to withdraw funds.Electrical supplies were reported stolen from a building on Main Street.Donald L. …

Custom home in Bristol has space, luxuries and more

New to the market is a stunning custom-built home in the Harding Estates neighborhood of Bristol. This 3,737-square-foot home at 5 Patricia Ann Drive, is a unique blend of building styles — …

Man charged with failure to register as sex offender

WARREN — A former South Kingstown man was charged early last Friday with failing to register as a sex offender, a felony, after police established that he had been staying in a Sisson Street home …

House Hunt: Open houses planned around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled this weekend in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 31 Ferry Lane — Sunday, Aug. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Colonial, 3, 1.5, $489,000. esidential …
Clelia P. Fiordelisi

Clelia P. (Petruccelli) Fiordelisi, 61, of Warren, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at home. She was the wife of Kenneth Fiordelisi. Born in Bridgeport, Ct., a daughter of Mario Petruccelli of …

Isabelle M. Griffin, 85, Warren

Hermann Gempp, 88, Block Island and Warren

Walter Beauregard, Warren

Mary Louise “Mary Lou” Magee, of Warren and Barrington

Robert K. Hardy, 88, Warren

Hirum A. Jamiel, Warren

Sandra F. Lanni, 68, Warren

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Are you ready for some football?

After an injury-plagued — yet promising — 2015 season, the Mt. Hope High School football team looks to tap into its extensive experience to continue its winning ways in 2016. Head …

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

‘Unapologetically difficult’ race slated for Colt State Park

J/Fest to bring big fleet to the bay

Bristol eliminates Warren in Little League playoffs

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Bake fresh tautog in a colorful herb butter

By Lynda Regolrego@eastbaynewspapers.comI went to the Mount Hope Farmers’ Market and got some beautiful tautog (blackfish). It reminds me of visiting my aunt and uncle on Cape Cod when I was …

A cool summer meal for the dog days of August

Busy summer so far at Burr’s Hill

A quick sweet and sour pickle perfect for summer

Atwater Donnelly CD party Saturday in Warren

$2.6M water authority contract deserves closer look

To the editor:After review of the recent July 2016 video of the BCWA board meeting where the meter replacement issue was discussed, many questionable statements were provided to the board to persuade …

Letter: Don’t glorify the cat killer

Letter: Jason Knight represents true Democratic ideals

Letter: Committees not interested in open process

Letter: Candidate never requested Warren endorsement

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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.