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'We, the people' mark independence in Tiverton

Amidst barbecues and beach days, family cookouts and fireworks festivities, there was a more low-key celebration that took place Monday morning. Approximately 30 people gathered around the World War …
Haines Park plan debate: Trees, fields and neighbors
Neighbors to Haines Park voiced concerns about the town’s plan to build a new multi-use athletic field there, during a special … Read More
Art Night Bristol Warren puts vibrant creativity on display
Warren’s distinction as one of the premiere fine arts destinations in New England was on full display during the annual Art Night … Read More
Gallery: East Providence Fourth of July fireworks 2022
EAST PROVIDENCE — The 2022 East Providence Fourth of July fireworks celebration and concert took place at Pierce Memorial … Read More
Portsmouth man arrested after allegedly posting white nationalist signs
A 32-year-old Portsmouth man was among two people arrested last month in East Providence after they allegedly posted white nationalist … Read More
Songs from 'Back in the Day' thrill crowd at Concert Series
Back in the Day, an international touring rock n’ roll tribute band from Boston, played to a packed crowd during the Bristol Fourth … Read More
Tiverton, Warren men charged with assaulting police officer
A Tiverton man faces charges of assaulting a police officer and other felonies, after he allegedly shot a gel-like substance at a … Read More
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Providence Restaurant Weeks kicks off Sunday

Providence Restaurant Weeks, featuring more than 50 restaurants clustered in Providence, Cranston and Warwick, begins this Sunday, July 10, and extends until Juy 23. See the full list of …

Free concerts along the Newport waterfront on Friday nights

A free waterfront concert series returns to King Park, off Wellington Avenue in Newport, with live performances under the gazebo. Visitors can pack a blanket or a picnic chair to enjoy a variety of …

Tall ship will be in Newport on Saturday

In July 1780, French ships appeared in Newport Harbor. Almost 6,000 French soldiers arrived under the command of Comte de Rochambeau, marking the beginning of the Franco-American Alliance and …
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Paul D'Amico Paul A. D'Amico Sr, LtC Army Retired Paul A D'Amico Sr, 85, passed away on July 3, 2022. He was the loving husband of Ann C. D'Amico (née Calderiso) for almost 63 years. A long time resident of
George Crowther George J. Crowther (77) passed away peacefully at Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newport, RI on July 1, 2022, after a long illness. He was born to George and Evelyn (Gagnon) Crowth
Joseph Rioux Sr. Joseph D. "Huggy Bear" Rioux Sr., 46, of Warren, went home to be with the Lord, our Heavenly Father, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence from necrotizing fasciitis. He was
Free Event: Annual community reading of famous Frederick Douglass Speech

Linden Place Museum in Bristol, RI invites the community to join a live reading of Frederick Douglass’ iconic 1852 speech “What to The Slave Is The Fourth of July” on Thursday, July …

Photos: Barrington All-Stars power past Middletown The Barrington Minors Division All-Star softball team defeated Middletown 38-0 in a District II tournament opener on Tuesday night in Barrington. In the top of the first inning, Middletown's …
Barrington girls top Newport 10-5 in must-win game The Barrington Majors Division All-Star softball team knocked off Newport 10-5 in a must-win District II tournament game at Braga Park in Newport on Thursday night, June 30. Erin Moran crushed a …
Barrington loses to Tiverton, forced into re-match with Newport The Barrington Majors Division All-Star softball team struggled to score runs against a tough Tiverton team on Wednesday night, June 29, losing 10-0.  The loss dropped Barrington into an …
Barrington native plays a key role for URI Women’s Crew When Julia Fortin was at Barrington High School, her primary sports were volleyball and basketball. In fact she was a member of the Eagles volleyball team that captured the 2016 state …
Letter: Protect Tiverton's character — say no to large developments

Tiverton is one of the few East Bay communities that still has ample forests, pastures and undeveloped land. It was for this reason that, a dozen years ago, I purchased land and built a …

Letter: Bowens' oyster farm plan — let's face the facts

Much like the “Wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round,” two Little Compton Bowen brothers go ‘round and ‘round with their specious protests and arguments for …

Letter: From the Bristol Parade Chairman, thank you for everything

To the editor:I would like to send a special thank you to the Town officials of Bristol, Bristol Police Department, Bristol Fire Department, Department of Public Works and paramedics for assisting …

Letter: Take a moment to appreciate our community

To the editor:The 237th Fourth of July celebration has come to a close here in Bristol and the longest continuous run remains a part of our history.  But too often we take things for granted. We …

Letter: Thank you, everyone, for another great Fourth

To the editor:Well, we just completed another year, 237 celebrations under our collective belt, and we are already looking at number 238. What are we going to do to make it better, last longer (in …

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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.