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Barrington Majors All Stars open district play with 2-1 win over Rumford

A first inning lead-off walk by Harrison Collins, followed by Mahir Salahuddin’s home run and a double by Luke Fluet provided all the offense the Barrington 12U Majors All Stars would need in a …
Candidate filing period in East Providence opens slowly
EAST PROVIDENCE — Day 1 of the three-day candidate declaration period, Monday, June 24, for the upcoming 2024 election cycle in East … Read More
Undefeated Warren U16 women's team takes Super Liga title
The U16 women’s team from Warren were crowned Rhode Island Super Liga state champions over the weekend, following a thrilling 3-2 … Read More
Westport celebrates first Pride festival
Keith Dias was raised in Westport and has spent most of his life here. Though he’s always loved his home town, he was still … Read More
Identify fraud, illegal gun storage top Portsmouth Police report
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent arrests made by the Portsmouth Police Department. Tuesday, June 18 Fabricio Vargas … Read More
Delisanti defeats Lee in playoff for 2024 Northeast Amateur title
EAST PROVIDENCE — Some rain...well a deluge...and some extra holes...this time only five...would not deter Anthony Delisanti in … Read More
Little Compton's "Back 40" writer lays down her pen
Sidney Tynan answered the phone Monday morning with the joy and enthusiasm typical of her many letters to the Sakonnet Times brimming … Read More
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Portsmouth launches a new summer concert series

The Portsmouth Parks & Recreation Department is offering its inaugural summer music and entertainment series. Events are free and open to the public, concessions are available for purchase …

Thursday is Art Night in Warren

Art Night heads to Warren this month with studios and shops along Main, Market and Child streets and inside Cutler Mills open for visitors along with live music and performances, talks at Ink Fish …

Sticky fingers at Portsmouth strawberry farm (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Get your fingers red at Quonset View Farm, where you can go to pick your own strawberries. The farm’s opening day was June 5, and it’s opening daily from 8 …
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Obituaries
Kathleen Levesque Kathleen 'Kay' L. Levesque, 80, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, died on June 22, 2024. She was the wife of the late Joseph Levesque. Born in Providence, RI on June 26, 1943, she was the daughter of the
Cynthia McGill Cynthia B. McGill, born on 10/10/1947 to Barbara Crother and Raymond Searle, died unexpectedly and peacefully in her home on 05/28/2024. Cyndy will be remembered for her intelligence, her kind and gen
Joseph Medeiros We mourn the passing of Joseph "Joe" Medeiros, 66, of Bristol, RI, who succumbed to his illnesses at his home the morning of Wednesday, June 19, 2024 with his loving wife by his side. He was loved by
Sports
Barrington 11U All Stars blast Portsmouth, 11-1 The Barrington Little League Majors 11U All Star baseball team opened the District 2 tournament with an 11-1 victory over Portsmouth at Sherwood Field on Sunday, June 23.   Andrew …
Barrington athletes qualify for fencing nationals The Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club will send 12 Barrington fencers to the National Fencing Championships in Columbus, Ohio from June 28 to July 8.   The local athletes are:   …
Barrington basketball league offering clinics and pick-up games The Barrington Youth Basketball Association is offering skills clinics and organized pick-up games this summer at the Barrington Middle School basketball courts. The skills clinics will take …
Thomson maintains lead at mid-way mark of Northeast Amateur EAST PROVIDENCE — University of Michigan junior Hunter Thomson followed up his Round 1-best 6-under par 63 with another terrific 4-under score on Day 2 to hold the lead at the midway point of …
Opinion
Letter: June is National Dairy Month — support your local farmer

We are lucky in Westport to still have working dairy farms in our town and nearby including Pine Hill Dairy, Milky Way Farms, Tripp’s Dairy Farm, Arruda’s Dairy, Sweet and Salty Farm, and …

Letter: On patience, house guests and furred interlopers

If you live in the country you never can tell what you will see in your backyard, like the wild turkey, who chose to bring up her brood there as it was safer, or a released pheasant whom I …

Letter: A few good patriots wanted to join our ranks

On Monday, June 24 through Wednesday, June 26 you have the ability to officially join the ranks of the Bristol Republican Town Committee.

Letter: Attention food enthusiasts and community members

Are you looking for a way to give back and contribute? Look no further than the "Condiment Caring Drive" in support of the East Bay Food Pantry.

Letter: We’re all responsible for a safer bike path

We all have a responsibility in sharing a safer, more enjoyable experience on the bike path.

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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.