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One year after moving in, Warren's ambitious entertainment 'hub' has been evicted

Served with an eviction notice following two months of missed rent payments and a Sixth District Court ruling, the closure of 28 Market St. in Warren leaves multiple groups picking up the pieces and wondering what went wrong with such a promising vision.
Kickemuit Middle School headed to Science Olympiad Nationals for second consecutive year
There’s no better team of science-loving adolescents in Rhode Island right now than the Kickemuit Middle School Science Olympiad … Read More
Tenant of Quaker Estates charged with assault
PORTSMOUTH — A 73-year-old tenant of Quaker Estates was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct following an incident at … Read More
Earth Day Cleanup and Nip Bottle winner postponed to April 27 after rain
The Warren Conservation Commission's annual Earth Day Clean Up and Nip Contest has been postponed to April 27 due to last Saturday’s … Read More
Warren PD: Neighbors assault each other with golf club, crowbar
Warren Police made seven arrests between April 8-15, 2024, including two neighbors who beat each other up, one with a golf club, the … Read More
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
Mt. Hope freshman tosses no-hitter in first ever start
Trace Dubois wasn't even supposed to play on varsity his freshman year. He wound up accomplishing one of the sport's most coveted … Read More
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Want to be a part of an historic conversation?

Free to the public, the conversation on declaring the ancestral native homeland of Sowams a National Heritage Area will be held twice: Tuesday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m. at the Seekonk Public Library, 410 Newman Ave., Seekonk; and Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Hope Farm, 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol.

Warren couple to share secrets of happy retirement in series of talks

Dr. Lisa Cowley and her husband, Victor Westgate, have spent about 15 years researching, self-exploring, traveling, and interviewing hundreds of people to be able to answer one question insightfully: What to do after retiring?

Central Fire Company's Holiday Breakfast is Dec. 3 in Warren

All are invited to an upcoming holiday breakfast to benefit members of the Central Fire Company in Warren on Sunday, Dec. 3, between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
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Obituaries
Nelson Martins Nelson D. Martins, age 79, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass. Nelson was a graduate of Brown University and received his PhD in...
Barbara McGrath Barbara E. (Turner) McGrath, 97, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late John McGrath. Barbara was the daughter of the late Joshua and Sarah (Cl
Jean Peters Jean was born in Willimantic, CT on May 15, 1924 to Edith Viola (Lyman) and Philip Henry Isham and was a resident of Columbia, CT for the first 90 years of her life. She moved to Rhode Island in 2014
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 …
Portsmouth wins home opener against Mt. Hope, 8-3 PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity baseball team started its season in fine fashion Monday, winning a home opener against Mt. Hope by a score of 8-3.   The Patriots …
Fun is the name of the game for Fullen and Huskies Mt. Hope coach Tom Fullen smiled while talking about this season’s unified basketball team. “It’s the most fun that’d I have had coaching,” he said. “How can …
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 …
Opinion
Letter: Given Warren’s financial condition, a new school isn’t responsible

I have felt like Chicken Little running around town saying that the sky is falling.

Letter: Shaping sustainable growth

Our organization remains a grassroots movement whose mission is to empower the residents of Warren to promote sustainable development while preserving our town's unique character without overwhelming our natural resources and infrastructure.

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: 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: Agreed on the importance of trees

I just returned from Florida and I can attest to how terribly hot it can be if you are not in A/C or under a tree.

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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.