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In Portsmouth: The Little Theater gets a big makeover

Nearly five years after the Portsmouth High School auditorium was completed upgraded, its little sister to the south is also new and improved. The “Little Theater” at Portsmouth …
Barrington Education Foundation continues to make a difference
Barrington Education Foundation’s annual Giving Drive is underway.   Since its inception in 1992, Barrington Education … Read More
Supporters regroup as Westport voters reject Route 6 plan
Members of the Infrastructure Oversight Committee were expected to meet Wednesday to figure out their next move after voters last … Read More
Westport's Meatworks set to re-open
Financial and quality control issues that forced the temporary closure of a crucial Westport slaughterhouse have apparently been … Read More
‘Daffodils Downtown’ kicks off soon throughout Bristol
The Bristol Garden Club will present ‘Daffodils Downtown’ from April 15 through the 29th. Bristol merchants will be showcasing … Read More
D.C. trip gets a boost from Pasta Night at middle school
Barrington Middle School recently held Pasta Night — an event that raised money for the upcoming eighth grade overnight trip to … Read More
Bristol PD: Multiple people arrested on warrants
Police made three arrests between April 1-8, 2024. Read More
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Bristol's 2024 4th of July Concert Series lineup announced

Here it is, folks, your 2024 July 4th Concert Series lineup!

Coggeshall Farm opens for season on Saturday

On April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coggeshall Farm will be offering a fun and educational outdoor experience for all ages.
APRIL VACATION

Spring into play at Providence Children's Museum during April break

Prepare to spring into a week filled to the brim with giggles, play, and memories that will last a lifetime at Providence Children’s Museum (PCM) during the April school vacation! PCM is …
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Obituaries
Martha Fuller Martha MacLeish Fuller, of Somerville, MA, and Prudence Island, RI, died on April 10, 2024, after an extended attempt to coexist with colon and pancreatic cancer. She was the daughter of Kenneth Mac
Frederick Lovell Frederick "Maurice" Lovell, age 94, passed away surrounded by his family, at 8pm sharp on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 in AdviniaCare Southpointe, Fall River. He was the husband of the late Pamela (Jeans) L
Lawrence Krause III Lawrence Matthew Krause III, 48, of Putnam, CT, formerly of Bristol, RI, died unexpectedly, April 6, 2024 at home. Born in Newport, he was a son of Lawrence M. Jr, and Susanne (Stafford) Krause of Bri
Sports
Rams race past EPHS in Division I softball The East Providence High School softball team hosted LaSalle in an early season Division I outing Thursday afternoon, April 11, the visiting Rams keeping the Townies winless with a 15-0 victory. …
Barrington girls track team remains undefeated The Barrington High School girls track team pushed its record to 7-0 following lopsided wins over Middletown (127-27), Rogers (132-22), Bay View (136-17) and St. Patrick’s (152-0) on Tuesday, …
Barrington High School baseball team outscores Tiverton 12-1 Barrington improved to 4-0 in the division after defeating Tiverton 12-1 on Wednesday afternoon, April 10, at Tiverton.   For Barrington’s offense, Grant Culton blasted a single, a …
Townies trounce opposition in 2024 boys' outdoor track opener 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 …
Opinion
Letter: We want new representation, not a new state

Democrat voters, kick the habit. You have nothing to lose, and a new life for you, your children, and your neighbors to gain.

Letter: Walking in my grandfather’s footsteps

This late-life adventure to witness “Nature showeth Thy handiwork” is now one to reflect on, come together on and pass on to grandchildren of our own.

Letter: Halfway to fundraising goal for Town Hall chimney

We believe it is important to take a leading role in raising funds to save part of our iconic Town Hall.

Letter: You do not have to be brave to donate blood

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 …

Letters: All flagged out in Barrington

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 …

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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.