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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 other with a crowbar.
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
Jurors needed for inaugural installation at new Warren sculpture pad
A new sculpture pad near Railroad and Child Streets and the East Bay Bike Path is getting ready for its inaugural sculpture. Want to … Read More
Warren could require state permission to exceed tax levy limit
If nothing changes between now and the final budget approval deadline in May, the Town of Warren will need to seek permission to raise … 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
As many as 23 Main Street trees on the chopping block in Warren
RIDOT is looking to repave about a mile of Rt. 114 in Warren, along with making sidewalk repairs along that stretch. The catch? … 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
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
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
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.