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Last summer brought slight declines in Buzzards Bay water quality

Water quality conditions measured in Buzzards Bay during the summer of 2019 “offer a stark reminder about the impact of land development, outdated infrastructure, and climate change on the …
Tiverton breaks ground on sewer extension job
TIVERTON — The Tiverton Wastewater District has broken ground on construction for the town's sewer expansion project. "We are … Read More
Committee ratifies new school bus contract in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — Following a roughly one-hour period of discussion, the School Committee at a special session held Tuesday night, … Read More
Police: Two people pass out in church parking lot after using drugs
Barrington police responded to the parking lot at Holy Angels Church on Maple Avenue at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, for a … Read More
Brewer chosen to chair Westport Board of Selectmen
WESTPORT — First order of business in a special Board of Selectmen post-election July 1 meeting was to elect Richard Brewer to serve … Read More
Bristol unmasks a celebration — the 2020 Parade in Pictures
In the least traditional of years, Bristol held to its time-honored tradition of honoring America's Independence Day in grand style. … Read More
'Tent meeting' veteran preps for outdoor FTM
The upcoming financial town meeting will mark the end of Julia Califano's long-time political career. Mrs. Califano will not be … Read More
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Obituaries
Joseph Noonan, 83, Warren Joseph J. Noonan, 83, of Warren, died Monday, July 6,2020 at Heatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation in Newport. He was the husband of Agnes R. (Amaral) Noonan; they were married for over 59 …
Ursula Franco Russo, 83, Westport Ursula Franco Russo, 83 of Westport, died peacefully at home on July 4, 2020, after a courageous struggle with cancer. She was born in Fall River to the late Mary I. Mello Franco and the late Antone …
Sports
Barrington throwers named 'Virtual All-Americans' Four Barrington residents recently competed in the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation/athleticNET Virtual Qualifying series and Virtual National Championships. There were three virtual …
Are you ready for the Barrington Olympics? The International Olympic Committee may have canceled this year's Summer Games, but Barrington will be holding its own "Virtual Olympics" later this month. The BAY Team has planned a series of …
Riverside Post 10 Juniors expect to vie in one-off summer baseball competition EAST PROVIDENCE — Some good news has apparently emerged from what has been a rather bleak period for local youth sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the Riverside Post 10 Junior American …
Opinion
Letter: We're losing our insects, and that's cause for alarm To the editor: Last night we visited a neighbor's field where, about five years ago, we saw a magical display of thousands of fireflies. Since then their numbers have been decreasing: last night …
Letter: Cutting school budget does not make sense To the editor: In response to Mr. Rimoshytus, I absolutely disagree that cutting the school budget would make any sense given the uncertainties and costs of reopening the schools. We do not yet …
Letter: The reality of slavery in Barrington To the editor: The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is considering dropping the “and Providence Plantations” part of its name. I grew up in Barrington, an almost …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – May 7, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on May 7, 2020.
Warren Legal Notices – May 6, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Warren Times-Gazette on May 6, 2020.

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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.