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Little Compton OKs in-law apartments

In a reversal of a decision made in December, members of the Little Compton Town Council last week approved in-law apartments — also known as accessory dwelling units, or ADUs — for …
Portsmouth stuns Barrington, 79-61, in D-1 quarterfinals
BARRINGTON — They kicked off into high gear and never looked back. The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team … Read More
Barrington students win national art contest
Maybe it was the brilliant blues and oranges that filled the massive canvas. Maybe it was the important message of conservation and … Read More
Gravestone restorers win award in Westport
It was so overgrown, many of the neighbors didn’t even know there was a cemetery back there — time had erased many outward … Read More
Warren's newest bar brings cozy, chic vibe and cocktails to Main Street
Stingy Alley, the third establishment opened by Warren restaurateur couple Amy and Joel Cary, strike a solid balance between a … Read More
Hawks have their way with Townies in D-I boys' hoops quarters
There's no shame in having Bishop Hendricken as your nemesis in boys' basketball. After all, the Hawks are the record holders of 23 … Read More
Family and friends reflect on the love, and legacy, sown by Patrick Usher
Patrick Usher Sr. passed away recently at the age of 82 after a highly successful career as a farmer and a man of vision. Read More
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Concerts at the Point present Ruckus

Concerts at the Point will present the next concert in its 27th concert series with the Ruckus Early Music Band and flutist Emi Ferguson. Acclaimed virtuoso flutist Emi Ferguson joins Ruckus, a …

Narragansett Bay Symphony winter concert

The Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra will presents its winter concert, “Courage & Triumph.” They will play works by Scott Joplin and Johannes Brahms. Guest violinist …

Newport Winter Festival features ice-carving, Mac & Cheese Smackdown and more

The 36th annual Newport Winter Festival continues through this weekend. There are daily events, including musical performances, a Mac & Cheese Smackdown, comedy shows, Bubblemania and an ice …
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Obituaries
Irene Ackerman Irene Ann Ackerman, 85, of Roosevelt Drive, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2024, at Dawn Hill Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Frank Edward Ackerman. Born in Warren, Rhode Island,
Paul Cimbron Warren|Paul S. Cimbron, 69, of Warren, RI passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Anibal and Dolores (Shovelton) Cimbron and the beloved husband of
Armand DeBlois Jr. Warren|Armand J. DeBlois Jr., 79, of Warren, RI, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 after a long illness. A son of the late Armand J. DeBlois Sr. and Andrea (Qui
Sports
Eagles battle at state wrestling tournament Matthew Zimmerman and James Rocco paced the Barrington High School wrestling team at the state championship wrestling tournament last weekend.   Zimmerman, competing in the 215-pound weight …
McCarthy's great escape secures state title Junior Andrew McCarthy escaped the grasp of Ponaganset’s Colby Vital with one second left to win the 144-pound state championship by a 7-6 decision during the state wrestling tournament at the …
Townies tangle with Hawks in Division I boys' hoops quarters The dominating, 82-41 victory by the East Providence High School over Central High in last week's preliminary round of the 2024 Division I boys' basketball championship tournament propelled the …
Four from East Providence place at 2024 RIIL state wrestling championships Baha Akdemir's second-place result was best for the East Providence High School wrestling team at the 2024 Rhode Island Interscholastic League State Championship Meet held over two days, February 22 …
Opinion
Letter: Stop threatening cuts — right Westport's financial ship

The February 15th Shorelines front page article on the Westport five-year financial plan was detailed and listed eigh spending categories where savings might be available. Unfortunately no …

Letter: Want a dictator? Be careful what you wish for

We have seen ordinary Americans say on camera that we need Donald Trump to be a dictator, because “America needs a dictator now.” Presumably, they feel that a dictator will be able …

Letter: Grassroots efforts can lead to positive change

To the editor: Grassroots efforts can lead to change. They can educate the public on important town issues and ensure that those who are supposed to represent us hear our voices and desires. …

Letter: Thanks to all who made Port Marker possible

The Council’s unanimous approval was the ultimate blessing for us to bring the proposed memorial into being. This is a milestone for Bristol, one which all of us can appreciate and learn from.

Letter: I agree, let’s give the ferry service another try

With the worst of the winter almost behind us, couldn’t we search for options using ferry service to Providence in the upcoming fair weather months and try to pivot away a little from the same old option of car travel?

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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.