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In Portsmouth: ‘This actually happens in real life’

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth 911 — what’s your emergency? Hi, there’s an accident at the high school. It looks like there’s two cars. I can’t see too well; I was …
Barrington cops crack case of coffee cup litterbug
It took weeks of patient police work, but in the end, they got their man. For the last seven weeks, Barrington Police officers … Read More
Gallery: 2022 East Division golf playoff match
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School was the far-and-away winner of the East Division golf playoff match held over its home layout of … Read More
Barrington's hazard mitigation plan goes up for review soon
In accordance with the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, the Town of Barrington is updating its hazard mitigation plan is … Read More
Median price of homes sold jumps by $100K in Barrington
The median price of homes sold in Barrington continues to climb. According to data provided by the Statewide Multiple Listing … Read More
Former Eagle is a standout at St. Lawrence
Oliva Middleton’s junior season at St. Lawrence University got off to a flying stop. A junior point guard and a Barrington … Read More
Volunteers needed to create tree inventory in Barrington
The Town of Barrington is looking for volunteers to help create a new comprehensive inventory of town trees.  The survey will … Read More
Westport police charged man with OUI, negligent driving
Monday, May 2 Police checked a D Drive residence after receiving a burglar alarm alert just after 10:30 a.m. A 911 caller … Read More
Tiverton police: Investigators probe alleged rape
Monday, May 9 A caller reported a disorderly person at the Tiverton Casino Hotel at 1:16 a.m. A caller asked that police keep … Read More
Denson pitches Huskies past La Salle, 3-0
Mt. Hope starting pitcher Brad Denson struck out ten in a complete game, two hit shut out as the Huskies beat La Salle 3-0 in … Read More
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Obituaries
Kathleen Scorpio Memorial |On June 1st on a Wednesday I am having a memorial service for Kathleen Scorpio at 10am at the First Congregational Church on 300 high st in Bristol Rhode Island. Following the mass a recepti
Anthony Eddins Eddins, Anthony J. Sr., 59, of Terrace Avenue, Riverside Terrace, Riverside, died peacefully on May 16, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Susan C. (Sturm) Dus
John Braz John Braz, 66, of Pawtucket, RI, passed away, May 15, 2022, at Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI. He was the husband of Wanda C. (Banalewicz) Braz. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of th
Helen Waite Waite|Helen H. (Hastie) Waite, 94, of Tiverton, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at The Dawn Hill Home for Rehab and Healthcare. She was the wife of the late Arnold W. Waite with whom she shared
Sports
Bay View edges East Providence once again in D-I softball EAST PROVIDENCE — For the second time this spring the playoff-bound EPHS softball team and its first-place neighbors from Bay View engaged in a pitchers’ duel with the game ending in the …
Townies vie in Class A outdoor track championship meets The East Providence High School outdoor track and field teams continued their respective postseasons last weekend, vying in the Class A Championships held at Coventry High School on Saturday, May 21, …
Gallery: EPHS girls' lacrosse wins 2022 home finale EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ lacrosse squad wrapped up the best regular season in the program’s 15-year history over the last few weeks, edging Ponganset, …
Accomplished athlete, educator has Bristol roots From the pitch to the tops of school administration, Joseph Aguiar excelled.
Opinion
Letters: Internal combustion engines aren’t the problem

To the editor: If Mr. Voutes (“Blown away by gas-powered lawn equipment” letter, May 19) seeks solitude and improved health by the elimination of internal combustion engines (ICE) he's …

Letter: Once monastery is gone, the town will be forever changed

To the editor: The Town of Barrington passed a highly contested vote, by one at last year’s Financial Town Meeting (FTM) to purchase the former Carmelite Monastery at 25 Watson Ave, under …

Letter: Vote ‘NO’ to the demolition of the monastery

To the editor: I would like to publicly voice my thoughts on the future of the Carmelite Monastery, located at 25 Watson Avenue. I hope many of you will join me in voting ‘NO’ to the …

Letter: Give us porta-potties, trash cans and bleachers in Barrington, please

To the editor: As a frequent visitor to the athletic fields at the new middle school, I wonder if I am the only resident appalled at the complete lack of a bathroom facility for the numerous …

Letter: Diverse equity overcomes common sense... again

To the editor: Well, your school district has now gotten its deserved "10 minutes of fame" on FOX News, America's news source. When I first saw/heard today's Barrington episode, I figured they …

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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.