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Sweet Spring has arrived! Bring the kids to explore the Audubon trails in Bristol, meet some cool critters, discover marine life in the aquarium, and join special programs and activities each day … more
This upcoming week of April vacation, East Providence Public Library has a great lineup of family fun activities! In addition to yoga, sewing, a Lyla in the Loop program with PBS, and more, the … more
The East Providence High School Musical Theatre Group presented "Les Miserables" as its annual spring production last weekend, April 4-6, with three shows. Members of the cast included: Jean … more
They started in 2019 and have a Facebook page with over 3,000 followers that began in 2022. The momentum is real, and the interest in their efforts is growing. more
We believe it is important to take a leading role in raising funds to save part of our iconic Town Hall. more
It is also the fifth consecutive year South Kingstown has been named second safest. Cumberland and North Kingstown took the third and fourth slots, while East Providence climbed four spots to take the fifth spot and round out the top five safest cities in Rhode Island. more
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As property assessment notices arrive in mailboxes this month, Tiverton taxpayers might experience some sticker shock as they compare the numbers to previous assessments.  The latest … more
The East Providence High School boys' outdoor track and field team opened up its 2024 Eastern Division meet season with a sweep of visiting Providence Country Day, Tiverton and Mt. Hope Tuesday … more
More than a hundred local artisans will be showcasing their work during the State Street Festival on Saturday, April 13, in downtown Bristol. Sponsored by the Bristol Merchants Association, the … more
A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 … more
An East Providence resident was among a half-dozen charged in Third Division District Court in Warwick with crimes related to targeting children for sex, stemming from a joint investigation led by … more
PORTSMOUTH — Although the R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has already recommended against lane reductions for a major stretch of East Main Road due to high traffic counts, the … more
Just how bad is the condition of the Barrington High School track oval? Near the long jump, pole vault and high jump approaches, the surface has pulled loose from the base layer. On the turn … more
Laura Daly of the Boston Globe had this to say about Grace Morrison, "Her voice smacks of Jewel, and her style, cadence, and song structure is every inch from the school of Joan Osborne, … more
To the editor: The other day I was thinking about my recent visit to the RI Blood Center. It might seem surprising, but my thoughts focused on regret and embarrassment. I am approaching 70 and … more
To the editor: Support for various social causes, as meritorious as it might be, is fraught with the same difficulties as support for political agendas. Namely, it is inevitably divisive. The … more
To the editor: In the April 3 edition of the Barrington Times there was an article about the new property tax assessments . The article included the percent increase for a random sampling of … more
Voters on Tuesday soundly defeated the town’s proposed $35 million water and sewer project, voting nearly two to one to reject the $35 million debt exclusion in advance of next month’s … 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.