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Wind farm power won’t run through Westport — for now

Officials with an offshore wind concern who hope to develop a large wind farm off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard do not plan to run their supply lines through Westport, at least for now. …
Third westbound lane on bridge opens April 20
A third lane of travel westbound on the east portion of the Washington Bridge will be available to drivers as of Saturday, April 20. … Read More
Tight lines all around in Little Compton fishing tourney
There was plenty of action Saturday morning when the Little Compton Gameclub held its third annual opening day trout tournament. … Read More
‘David vs. Goliath’ – the East Bay and the affordable housing fight
Shown here are the “affordability” metrics for the communities in the East Bay of Rhode Island. East Providence leads the way with … Read More
Vandal smashes an American Dream in Tiverton
Hamdan (Dan) Ahmad, owner of the American Dream gas station on 400 Main Road, said he thought he was dreaming when the Tiverton police … Read More
Little Compton institution up for sale
The Commons Restaurant, a beloved Little Compton landmark in the village center that has nourished and nurtured loyal customers for … Read More
Portsmouth Police charge man with child molestation
PORTSMOUTH — A 30-year-old man from Pennsylvania was charged by Portsmouth Police last week with two counts of second-degree child … Read More
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Kinnanes honored as world's shortest St. Paddy's Day parade nears

State Representative Michelle McGaw  (District 71, Tiverton, Little Compton and Portsmouth) had special guests when the House celebrated St. Patrick's Day Thursday: Organizers of the world's …

'World's shortest' parade is in just over a week — here's what's new

Adamsville turns green Sunday afternoon, March 17, when the village hosts its third annual “World’s Shortest St. Paddy’s Day parade.” Afterwards, there will be corned beef and cabbage …

Tiny parade, huge day in Adamsville

Chuck Kinnane loves organizing the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade , which this year runs Sunday, March 17 in Adamsville. But his wife jokes that it's all she ever hears about. …
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Obituaries
Patricia Nugent Trish Nugent, 80, a 50-year resident of Barrington, passed peacefully at home after an extended and valiant battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jack
Joan Serbst Joan M. (Wolowiec) Serbst, 84, was reunited with her husband on Friday, April 12, 2024. She was the devoted wife of the late Gerald F. Serbst for 57 years before his passing in March of this year. B
Peter Wilk Peter "Pete" Douglas Wilk, 58, of Annandale, VA, formerly of Barrington, RI, passed away April 2, 2024, with family and friends by his side after a courageous and inspiring 15-month battle with Gliobl
Sports
RIDEM stock ponds in anticipation of 2024 trout season A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 …
RI Hockey Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2024   The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled recently between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears …
Tiverton falls to high powered Moses Brown in quarterfinals The Tiverton girls basketball team fell to high powered Moses Brown 65-34 in the Division II quarterfinals in Providence on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who dropped to 11-11, won their initial playoff …
Deldeo nets 16 as Tigers beat Coventry 41-31 in playoffs Jenna Deldeo scored 16 points as the Tiverton girls basketball team beat Coventry 41-31 in a D-II home playoff game on Friday night. The Tigers, who ended the regular season with a record of 11-10, …
Opinion
Letter: Managing to save Atlantic herring is a tall order

Thanks very much for your column on the status of Atlantic herring in the March 28, 2024, East Providence Post. As you probably know, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the Atlantic herring …

Letter: The month of magic cheerfully approaches

By the time you have read this you will have paid your taxes, right? And filled and hung your Hummer feeder, right? I wish I could say I had drained all the standing puddles, and got the temperature …

Letter: Concerns about the Mt. Hope Bridge

The failure of the Washington Street Bridge has been extensively reported. It seems there may also be reasons to raise questions about the Mt. Hope Bridge.

Letter: Dredging the Sakonnet River is a mistake

Dredging in the Sakonnet should be prevented and the attendant difficulties in bringing ashore the power cables returned to Massachusetts where they belong.

Letter: History’s lesson: Our strength lies in diversity

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI): These ideas are anathema to white Christian nationalists who fear losing their “rightful place” and their power and authority in America. DEI …

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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.