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It takes a village to run Bristol's annual Fourth of July Carnival

For decades, the Bristol Fourth of July Carnival has maintained a safe, enjoyable experience. Here's a look into the people that make it happen.
Bristol/Warren 12U All-Stars go down fighting in state title loss
What looked like it could be a blowout early turned into one of the most exciting recent displays of Little League imaginable, which … Read More
Opponents dissect Tiverton Seasons study
If a new Seasons Corner Market is built in Tiverton’s north end, the neighborhood will see increased traffic and congestion, and … Read More
Late Bristolian worked with rocketry pioneer Von Braun, was leading expert in lasers
Robert E. Vermette was inducted into the U.S. Army Ordinance Corps. Hall of Fame for his impressive career as an expert in optimizing … Read More
Westport, East Beach agree on cobbling plan
The next storm is coming. When it does, Kevin Curt hopes East Beach’s seasonal residents are taken care of. Curt, the president … Read More
Campers get hands dirty on Portsmouth's student-run farm
PORTSMOUTH — If you’ve never seen pairs of underwear being harvested before, you’ve probably never visited the AgInnovation Farm … Read More
Senior softball all stars from Barrington battle in regionals
The Barrington Little League Senior All Star softball team was eliminated from the Regional Tournament after losing 14-1 to Delaware … Read More
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'The Greatest Fish Story Ever Told'

The summer film series by the Westport Cultural Council returns this summer. Next is “In The Whale,” an award-winning, feature-length film that’s an account of a man who survived to …

Food Truck Fridays are every week in Providence

Food Truck Fridays continue every week (on Fridays) through the end of September at Carousel Village at Roger Williams Park in Providence. Events begin at 5 p.m. Featuring some of the best local …

The farmers' markets are open every weekend

The region’s farmers’ markets are in full swing at locations from Newport to Providence. Here’s a roundup of the opportunities to get outside and see what local farmers and vendors …
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Obituaries
Michael McArdle Our beloved brother, Michael, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving siblings on Monday, July 22, 2024. Michael charmed many with his "Devil may care" attitude, his Irish whit and his loyal
Timothy Pendergast Timothy Shaw Pendergast woke early on July 9, 2024, struggling to breathe. His wife, Paula, called 911, but by the time they arrived, he was fading and soon he stopped breathing and the EMTs could not
Catherine Martin Katie Martin|Our beloved Catherine "Katie" Ruth Martin,48, passed away peacefully on May 24, at home with her friends and family by her side after a long illness. Katie was born on November 21, 1
Sports
Rumford Silva Stars rally to reach district tourney final EAST PROVIDENCE — Rumford Little League rebounded from its first setback of the summer to reach the final round of the Ron Silva/District 2 AAA Baseball Division All-Star Tournament. The …
State tourney stay ends for Rumford 10U Major Baseball Stars NORTH PROVIDENCE — The stay for the Rumford Little League 10U Major Baseball Division All-Stars in the 2024 state tournament was a brief one as the locals suffered consecutive losses over the …
Barrington wins again, advances to Ron Silva Tournament final The Barrington Little League Ron Silva Tournament All Stars advanced to the finals with a 15-5 win over Rumford on Saturday, July 20.   Wes Argo went 2-for-2 with a walk at the plate for …
Driver suffers mental health moment with turn onto Agawam Hunt turf EAST PROVIDENCE — Law enforcement officials are deeming an odd occurrence on the fairways of the Agawam Hunt Club Friday evening, July 19, as a "mental health episode," which fortunately left …
Opinion
Letter: In response to a thoughtful political letter

There are points in Mr. Grapevine's letter I can agree with. That said, there are points which we see quite differently.

Letter: Confused and concerned about costs of new school

I have raised these matters at previous school building committee meetings but have not been satisfied with the explanations provided to me that all was right.

Letter: Wind power foes should ponder where energy comes from

To the editor: As I drive around some of the high-rent areas of the island, I see huge single-family homes, with perfectly kept lawns and hedges. It would be reasonable to assume that their …

Letter: Blades' failure should be a wake-up call

It was bound to happen, as predicted by common sense and science. On Saturday, July 13, 2024, a fiberglass turbine blade of Vineyard Wind ripped off, fell into the ocean, and promptly drifted to …

Letter: Alarmist on offshore wind? No, just very wary

Big thanks to the Westport Shorelines for hosting the critically important conversation regarding Offshore Wind, starting with the July 9 report, " Westport looks to organize as offshore wind …

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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.