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The Department of Environmental Management, with support from The Nature Conservancy, has completed repair and maintenance work on the public boat launch in Colt State Park in Bristol. The project … more
To the editor: Thanks and a tip of the hat to Westport Shorelines this week for their extensive coverage of Westport's Annual Town Meeting, June 5. If you couldn't go, at least you can read what … more
Warren fire fighters will remember their own Sunday, holding a full parade and ceremony at the Warren Town Common following the cancellation of last year's public event. Chief James Sousa said the … more
Barrington baseball teams were unable to use the new ball field at the middle school this spring, but work is underway to bring the field into playing condition as soon as possible. A … more
Marie Catherine (Chellel) O’Connor, former resident of East Greenwich, Providence and Barrington, died peacefully on Monday, May 31, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.   Daughter of … more
Henry A. Voss, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 peacefully at home. He was the beloved husband of Constance (O’Neil) Voss for 55 wonderful years. Born in Providence, Henry was the son … more
Emily Medeiros, a graduating Mt. Hope High School senior who plans to study nursing this fall, is the recipient of the 2021 Jane Creel Memorial Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship is given in … more
There were a few arrests and some noisy neighbor complaints in Bristol from May 31 to June 6. Monday, May 31 Police were called to Saint Elizabeth Manor to disperse a visitor who refused to … more
The days of driving your car down South Lake Drive are gone forever. At their meeting on June 7, members of the Barrington Town Council voted to close the road to vehicle traffic … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — At its meeting held June 8 in the City Hall chamber, its first there in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School Committee among its other decisions made during … more
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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.