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Portsmouth High students honored with Civic Leadership Award

PORTSMOUTH — R.I. Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has honored Katherine Damon and Gavin Bicho from Portsmouth High School with the 2021 Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award.  The …

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Warren police logs: Man faces felony in disturbance Thursday
Monday, May 3 A Warren Avenue resident reported being continually harassed by another tenant in the building. A Main Street man … Read More
Sunday brush fire burns 55 acres in Tiverton 
TIVERTON — Firefighters from Tiverton and surrounding towns battled a raging brush fire for four hours Sunday in the woods off … Read More
Portsmouth High students receive first COVID-19 vaccine at clinic
PORTSMOUTH — Ashley Wemmer, a senior at Portsmouth High School, said she was excited to be one of 95 students receiving their first … Read More
Bristol Warren to vote on $2.3 million in cuts
Members of the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee's budget/facilities subcommittee on Thursday night approved a list of budget … Read More
Warren council looks to codify Town Common's uses
The Warren Town Council will soon decide the allowed uses of the Warren Town Common, following criticism last month by a local veteran … Read More
Farm school to offer composting event this weekend
The Barrington Farm School is hosting a compost tea worming brewing event on Saturday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Those in … Read More
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Obituaries
Dr. Carl Levick, 68, of Bristol Dr. Carl Levick, 68, passed away at home on May 8, in Bristol, R.I., surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with aggressive brain cancer. Carl was born on Oct. 23,1952, to Cora and …
Doris C. Basel, 97, Dartmouth Doris C. (Normandeau) Basel, 97, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Alden Court Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was the wife of the late Fredric C. …
Eleanor B. Bixby, 84, Tiverton Eleanor Beatrice (King) Bixby, 84, of Tiverton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 6, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Richard W. Bixby for 61 years. Born in Fall …
Sports
Tiverton falls to Woonsocket 3-1 in semis The Tiverton girls volleyball team performed their last team cheer after losing to Woonsocket, 3-1 (25-16, 24-26, 25-22, 25-16), in the Division IV semifinals at Woonsocket on Thursday …
Mt. Hope volleyball falls to Classical in semifinals The Mt. Hope girls' volleyball team lost to Classical, 3-1 (22-25, 26-28, 25-20, 29-27) in the Division II semifinals at Classical’s Al Morro gymnasium Thursday night. “It was as hard …
Super Bowl-bound Eagles top Tigers A howling wind and tough Tolman defense was not enough to keep the Barrington High School football team from advancing to the Division II State Championship. The Eagles defeated the Tigers 31-6 in …
EPHS nine gets back to business EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School baseball team, returning to the diamond for the first time in over two years due to last year’s COVID-19 canceled season, begins its 2021 …
Opinion
Letter: New water pump station was built by PWFD

To the editor: Most Portsmouth residents probably haven’t noticed the new water pump station that the Portsmouth Water and Fire District (PWFD) had constructed at the west end of Union …

Letter: Save the Mt. Hope High School theatre program

To the editor: I was heartbroken when I heard that the theatre program at Mt. Hope High School is in danger of being eliminated. Having taught at Mt. Hope as the theatre teacher and director for …

Former theatre director: Save the arts in Bristol Warren

Editor's note: This letter from a former Mt. Hope High School theatre director and teacher was sent to East Bay Media Group, as well as members of the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee, on …

Letter: Risks won’t be resolved until the bridges are replaced

The East Bay Bike Path bridges were shut down in 2019 when regular inspections showed that they were unsafe. At the time, the Department of Transportation (DOT) said that they would replace the …

Letter: More is needed to slow down speeding cars in Barrington

I reside with my family on Chachapacassett Road where we are blessed with a fantastic front porch. One of our favorite pastimes is sitting on the porch and watching the world pass by. “Chacha" …

Letter: Thanks for your support of the environment, and trees

I want to thank all the folks who came out this past weekend to clean up the town and/or participate in an environmentally-oriented activity. I also want to thank the Mt. Hope High School …

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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.