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Westporters collect osprey for long journey to Illinois

Born on the Westport River, a dozen young osprey took flight recently — in a plane — and landed at their new home in Illinois. There it is hoped that they will help launch an osprey …

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East Providence hires Northeast Revaluation Group, prepares 2021 project
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence hired Northeast Revaluation Group, LLC, a municipal revaluation vendor located in … Read More
Barrington begins allowing liquor sales on public property
Picture this: The rear entrance to Barrington Town Hall has been transformed into a beer garden. Servers from local breweries pour … Read More
Bristol Police: DUI, dirt bikes, dumping trash and disorderly conduct
Bristol police officers made two arrests from July 12 to 19, including one for driving under the influence and another for a public … Read More
The sound of (near) silence — Tim’s Lawn Care goes electric
WESTPORT — Ah, the sweet sounds of summer — birds chirping, children at play and the Friday evening din of the lawn care … Read More
Bristol Bookfest to take on ‘Frankenstein’
Following a COVID-delayed but ultimately successful launch in 2020, Bristol Bookfest will return in 2021 for a deep dive on another … Read More
Friday block parties offer summer fun in Barrington
The idea was a simple one: Create a fun, community event where people can gather, have something to eat and drink, and enjoy some … Read More
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Obituaries
Deanne Louise Crawford, 49, Portsmouth Deanne passed of non-COVID-related disease in Mesa, Ariz. on July 26, 2020. She fought valiantly to overcome her illness but was unable to recover.
Mark I. Gitlin, 65, of Barrington Mark I. Gitlin, of Barrington, R.I., age 65, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Marilynn (Stiman) Gitlin, to whom he was married for …
Mary F. Kutcher Mary F. Kutcher passed away peacefully at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol, R.I., on July 19. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel J. Kutcher. She is survived by children, Jan …
Sports
Riverside wins District 2 Major Baseball All-Star title EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside/East Providence Central Major Baseball Division All-Stars won the District 2 Little League title in dramatic fashion Tuesday night, July 20, over Barrington by a …
Photos: Riverside vs. Barrington in District 2 finals The Barrington Majors Division All-Star team is playing against Riverside in the District 2 finals. The two teams played the first game of the finals on Sunday, with Barrington winning 2-0. They met …
All-Star championship game suspended for darkness Four days, two games, a rain-out, a game suspended by darkness, and a trip to the state tournament hanging in the balance. Welcome to the District 2 Championship. On Saturday, the Barrington …
Barrington Juniors win District 2 championship The Barrington Junior Divisions All-Star baseball team defeated Pineview to capture the District 2 Championship on Sunday night, July 18, in Pawtucket.  Barrington needed to beat Pineview …
Opinion
Letter: Editorial on Howard did him justice

To the editor:Having been appointed the first Community Relations Officer for the East Providence Police Department, I approached Dave Howard, the publisher of the East Providence Post, about a …

Letter: We should set term limits for our politicians

Following Monday’s declaration by Dr. Jonathan Brice, superintendent of schools, the current screwup by our School Board members seems to be settled, at least for now. Meanwhile our schools …

Letter: Hoping to start the new year with a clean slate

I grew up on Hope Street in Bristol, and while I now live outside of town, I proudly consider myself a “Bristolian.” In 43 years, I missed our parade only once. In the 1960s, my late …

Letter: Bristol and Warren are welcoming of all faiths

“May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants—while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine …

Sunflower seed heist and colorful visitors

Sunflower seed heist and colorful visitors To the editor: The big box meant to hold 20 pounds of black oil seed stands empty due to a ravaging raccoon who somehow climbs up and empties it. He …

Letter: Spencer Trust money should not be limited to income level

To the editor: After reading the article in the paper this week regarding the Spencer Trust, I immediately thought of the words of a man I had a great deal of respect for...Mr. John Martin, past …

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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.