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Portsmouth High catcher journeys to The Futures

PORTSMOUTH — Local resident and Portsmouth High School rising junior Nick Spaner is working toward his dream: Division 1 college baseball. 
Rain's on the way; will it be enough for the farmers?
Farmers across Westport and Little Compton have been watching for rain for months and up until this week, had little reason to be … Read More
Portsmouth: Late John ‘Bobby’ Arruda honored with bench
PORTSMOUTH — “A loving father, grandfather, friend and mentor” reads the inscription to a new red bench that was dedicated … Read More
Police: Bristol driver charged with DUI, fleeing accident in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — A 38-year-old Bristol woman was arrested by Portsmouth Police on Tuesday, Aug. 2, after she allegedly fled the scene … Read More
Little Compton Police: Dog violation, DUIs
Monday, July 25 A caller from Simmons Road reported found/lost property at 7:51 a.m. A caller reported suspicious … Read More
Police called for neighbor disputes in Barrington
Barrington Police responded to a pair of neighbor disputes on Tuesday, July 26. At about 11:40 a.m., a Sherbrooke Road resident … Read More
Pokanokets receive commemorative bench at Burr's Hill
The bench is located near the Pokanoket memorial in Burr’s Hill Park, and is dedicated to the memory of Massasoit Ousamequin. Read More
Things To Do ...

Free concerts at King Park: Swinglane Orchestra

King Park in Newport will be holding free concerts every Sunday through August 29 from 3:00-6:00 p.m., as a part of NIMFest. The whole family is welcome, including pets. This Sunday, August 14, …

Whitehorne Museum celebrates makers past and present

Take part in an afternoon of crafts and hands-on activities at the Whitehorne House Museum on August 13. The museum will be hosting local creators, including the Timber Framers Guild, Newport Sea …

Bristol Harbor Festival and Blessing of the Fleet

Join the Bristol Harbormaster's Office and the local fishing community for the annual Harbor Festival and Blessing of the Fleet at Rockwell Park on Thames Street on Saturday, August 13. The Blessing …
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Obituaries
Joseph Travers Jr. Joseph Edward Travers, Jr, 50, of Warwick, RI, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Fall River, MA on October 3, 1971. Joseph (Jay) graduated from
Susan Zahn Susan Elisa Zahn, 74, of Warren, RI, passed away, Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Hope Health Hospice, Providence, RI. Born in New London, CT, she was the daughter of the late Henry J. and Helen (Lomb
Alfred Tente Tente|Alfred (Fred) John Tente, a lifelong resident of Brentwood Drive in Rumford, RI , passed away at the age of 92 on August 5, 2022. He most recently resided with his son Bob in North Kingston, RI.
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Sports
Basketball standouts will compete to be ‘the best shooter in RI’ A handful of local basketball players have been selected to participate in a special event called “A shot for life,” which will be held at St. George’s School in Newport on Aug. …
Bristol Warren 10U falls in state tourney after taking district title After an 8-4 conquering of Rumford delivered the Bristol Warren 10U Little League team a District 2 title and a trip to the state tournament, their story ended last week when the lost in the semi-final round to Cumberland by a score of 2-12.
Portsmouth Youth Soccer lists recent game results PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Youth Soccer Association (PYSA) has been busy, busy, busy with games this summer. Here are some results from recent contests. July 11-14 U6 It was an …
Barrington lacrosse captains are named All-American Barrington’s Ava Kovolyan and Kate Robertson were recently named All Americans in girls lacrosse. Kovolyan and Robertson, who helped lead the Barrington High School girls lacrosse team to a …
Opinion
Letter: I just don’t get Rhode Island’s abortion laws

To the editor: As I ride around Rhode island I find churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship on almost every corner. I daresay most if not all have the Ten Commandments as a fundamental …

Letter: Shall not be infringed

To the editor: April 18, 1775, fearful of growing discontent in the colonies, the British began their march towards Lexington and Concord. Their goal: neutralize the rebel movement by seizing and …

Letter: Fortunate to live in a community like Barrington

To the editor: We are so very fortunate in our town to be blessed with many proactive individuals. Together they work hard to ensure that the residents of this town are kept abreast and …

Letter: Delighted by our diverse and welcoming community

To the editor: Thank you to BaySide Pride for bringing its Drag Extravaganza to town, and to the amazing Barrington Public Library and its team for hosting the show. What a way to spend an …

Letter: We need a police officer at the Town Beach

To the editor:I strongly urge our town officials to support the posting of a Bristol police officer at our Town Beach on weekends in the summer.Our town beach is an incredible natural resource and is …

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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.