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Fire buffs are in for a treat when dozens of antique trucks converge on Warren this Sunday, Sept. 17. The Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society will hold its annual show at Burr’s Hill … more
The seventh annual Fiddle n Folk Fest will be held in Haines Park (near the boat launch) on Saturday, Sept. 16. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year's Fiddle n Folk Fest will feature a … more
I started six zucchini plants indoors. Four made it outside and then only two survived the rabbits, rain and squirrels. Thank goodness only two survived! We’ve already had about 10 zucchini and … more
Finish for a Guinness this Sunday Race has become a giant party, all in the name of ALS research By Ted Hayes thayes@eastbaynewspapers.com Hundreds of runners will hit the streets in … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — It quite literally was a “bold” move for Waterfront Productions, LLC, the live events promoters, to rest the fortunes of its business at an untested and untried location and … more
I’ve spent the last month using and seeking out recipes that don’t require the use of the oven. I’m not a huge griller, so the top of the stove is my preference when the … more
If you’ve researched in a state far from home, you know how annoying it can be (and expensive if you have to send $24 or more every time you want a vital record mailed to you.And, expenses … more
Ted Hood had a hand in the creation of countless boats — sail and power — and the Herreshoff Marine Museum invites owners of Hood-designed boats to a three-day rendezvous at the museum in … more
Mark your calendars for this Saturday, June 24, when the Barrington Land Conservation Trust holds a guided bird walk at the Pic-Wil Nature Preserve.  Hosted by the Barrington Recreation … more
With graduation, Father’s Day and summer cookouts coming up, I’ve been sharing recipes with friends for dishes they like or need. I came across a couple of mainstays that I’ve made … 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.