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Bulgarmarsh Road-area homeowners reported losing water service Wednesday morning after crews replaced a utility pole broken by a hit-and-run driver the night before. It was unkown Friday how … more
Warren Police made two arrests and responded to a call after someone apparently had a bad reaction to mushrooms. more
Police arrested 10 individuals between July 8 and July, 14, 2024. more
Barrington High School is getting a new Victory Field athletic complex. During a meeting on Thursday night, July 18, members of the Barrington School Committee voted 5-0 to renovate the stadium … more
We accounted for every dollar of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money spent in Warren, which just recently committed the last remainder of those federal dollars. more
To the editor: The Barrington DEI Committee, henceforth referred to as B-DEI, has shown another documentary in their film series. To nobody's surprise, it was another America-hating, divisive … more
Three new faces will join the nine-member Bristol Warren Regional School Committee, as half of Bristol’s share of six representatives are to be chosen this November due to Marjorie McBride, Karen Cabral, and Sarah Bullard all opting not to run for another term. more
Members of the School Committee are expected to discuss the future of Victory Field when they meet tonight, Thursday, July 18.  The public portion of the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. inside the … more
You, the reader, have every right to leave the United States. No one forces you to stay. more
This is in response to Clay Commons’s sarcastic “catastrophe” letter published last week. more
The July 11 letter “Fly your flags, or leave the Country”  leaves this reader baffled. more
A TRUE embrace of Diversity Equity and Inclusion should exist, but for philosophies – including ones you may not agree with. more
Several Tiverton Town Council members are ready to revisit a $2 million offer to purchase virtually all available undeveloped land in the Industrial Park, after initially rejecting the idea. Jim … more
The wait is finally over. Pio’s Pizzeria opened its doors on Franklin Street Tuesday morning to a number of hungry customers whose appetites had been teased for a number of months in anticipation of this event. more
A majority of residents want Short Term Rentals (STRs) to be legal and regulated in Westport, but do not want the town to establish a minimum length of stay. They believe they have a positive impact … more
The Barrington Little League Majors 12U All Star baseball team came up one win short of a trip to the state tournament.   Barrington, which entered the weekend undefeated, lost to … more
Wildflowers fill the patch of ground just beyond the solar panels.   Pale blues, bright yellows, deep pinks and what seems like dozens of shades of green create an irresistible palette for … more
At a meeting of the Bristol Planning Board tonight, a redevelopment project that got its first approval over two years ago will likely clear the last hurdle needed before beginning construction. more
Frustrated with a lack of financial certainty being provided from Town Hall, the Warren Town Council took a special meeting to put out an offer for temporary financial assistance. more
A team from Barrington will play for a chance to compete in the Senior League World Series. The Barrington Little League Senior Softball All Star team will battle in the 2024 Senior League … more
Carl Kustell is concerned about a potential parking problem at Barrington Beach.   The Barrington Town Council President said he has learned that on many weekends and holidays, … more
Formerly known as the Craft Brew Races, t he Newport Beer Run features a 5K, followed by a craft beer festival, at the iconic Fort Adams State Park on Saturday, July 20. The event is open to beer … more
On Thursday July 18, 17 art spaces throughout Providence will open their doors to the public. Gallery Night Providence will offer five free guided tours of Providence art spaces, with galleries also … more
PORTSMOUTH — John Vitkevich stood on Teddi’s Beach on the north end of Park Avenue Tuesday, pointing to the open Atlantic Ocean. “We’re standing in one of the most … more
Newport Contemporary Ballet (NCB) presents the Newport Dance Festival this week on a stage set up on the lawn of The Great Friends Meeting House. Performances will be Wednesday to Sunday, July 17 to … 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.