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Portsmouth Police charge man with B&E, domestic assault

PORTSMOUTH — A 39-year-old Warwick man was arrested last week and charged with assault and breaking and entering, police said. Officers responded to a Portsmouth home at about 5:45 p.m. on …
Tiverton man, 19, in critical condition following violent crash Tuesday morning
A 19-year-old Tiverton man is in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital after he lost control of his car, rolled it for more than … Read More
Historic Westport farm comes back to life
Over the last five decades, vines and thickets real and metaphorical have all but claimed the old Wainer Farm on Drift Road, closing … Read More
Tiverton hires first deputy fire chief in 26 years
Joshua Ferreira, a firefighter/paramedic who joined the Tiverton Fire Department nearly two decades ago and worked his way up through … Read More
Townies take home girls' Division IV swimming championship
The East Providence High School girls' swim squad took home the first title of any kind in recent program history after the Townies … Read More
Wildcats lose to Blue Hills 57-38 on senior night
The Westport basketball team celebrated senior night then fell to Blue Hills 57-38 on their final game of the season on Friday night. … Read More
Barrington girls finish seventh at state championship track meet
Helena Hyde finished second in the high jump and helped the Barrington High School girls indoor track team earn a seventh-place finish … Read More
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February vacation fun at Providence Children's Museum

Get ready for a week full of fun, laughter, and unforgettable memories at Providence Children’s Museum (PCM) during the February school vacation. PCM will have extended hours as well as an …

School vacation week with Audubon

Don't know what to do with the family during the school vacation break? Join Audubon for winter fun for all ages! Special programs and activities are available each day and are free with admission. …

The Newport Burger Bender launches on Friday

The Classic Coast will once again play host to the biggest burger contest in the region with the return of the 7th Annual Newport Burger Bender, taking place Feb. 16 to 25. The ten-day battle of the …
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Obituaries
Joanne Ciullo Joanne E. Ciullo, 80, of Jane Lane, passed away on February 17, 2024, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Joseph G. Ciullo. Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph
Michael Sousa Michael A. Sousa, 62, of Bristol, RI, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, February 18, 2024. A son of the late Manuel and Pearl (Palumbo) Sousa, the beloved partner of Dawn Riall and husba
Edward Souza East Providence |Edward J Souza 63, a pillar of strength and love, has passed into Eternal rest on February 7th. He was the son of the late Alfred and Shirley Souza of Rumford. He is survived by sis
Sports
EPHS girls score some, boys struggle at 2024 state indoor track meet For just the second time in history and the first time in 32 years, public institutions swept the respective boys' and girls' indoor track and field titles after Barrington and West Warwick High …
Sean Gray smashes Portsmouth High record in 3,000 meters PORTSMOUTH — Sean Gray’s only a sophomore, but he’s already proven himself to be one of the best runners in Portsmouth High School’s history. On Saturday during the …
Portsmouth gymnasts win first division title since 2006 PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High gymnasts are division champions for the first time in 18 years. The Patriots captured the Division II title at the RIIL Gymnastics Team and Individual …
Barrington finishes third at gymnastics state meet The Barrington High School gymnastics team scored 137.45 points and finished third in the state championship meet on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Rhode Island College.   The Warwick Co-op team won …
Opinion
Letter: Grow oysters in your own town, not ours

Please tell the greedy Bowen brothers to fish in Little Compton. We do NOT want them here!!

Letter: We have a right to our opinion on Seapowet oyster farm

Will Rogers once said “It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble. It's what we do know that isn't so.” There seems to be a lot of the information that is being circulated by …

Letter: Thanks for the thoughtful dialogue on Port Marker

While Bristol's role in the notorious slave trade is well documented, this memorial and sculpture will not be erected to cause shame, anger, and hurt, but instead will be educational, inspirational, and a source of healing.

Letter: Washington Street Bridge was an avoidable crisis

The failure of the Washington Street Bridge is a crisis for Rhode Island and all who drive I-195. Our elected representatives must take all necessary steps to protect the public’s interests.

Letter: Let’s improve, not abandon, the Bristol ferry

Employing a water option around the bridge traffic was an excellent idea. However, it was administered recklessly.

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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.