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“Plans? I don’t have any plans,” said Walter Burke, retiring director of parks and recreation. “I have some gardening, some yard work to do. I’m going to condense the 18 … more
The developer of a large building at the corner of State and Thames streets has listened to critics, amended his plan and resubmitted it for town review. The original plan was met with widespread … more
Six teams will be on the start line on Friday afternoon for the Itajaí In-Port Race in Brazil, with Vestas 11th Hour Racing joining the fleet following its dismasting, and subsequent repair and … more
I am writing to urge the town officials to approve the Belvedere project on May 10. I am a local business owner who has also spoken to many other local business owners, who are also in support of … more
I read with enthusiasm your article and editorial regarding the banning of plastic bags. Yes plastic is convenient, however the real question is whether or not the State of Rhode Island actually … more
Young Hugh Cole School thespians enrolled in Arts Alive, a non-profit performing arts program based out of Barrington, will stage a production of “The Wizard of Oz” this weekend at the Kickemuit … more
Touisset Point resident Fred Massie took these photos Tuesday of an unregistered sailboat that broke loose from its mooring on the Kickemuit and ended up on its side just north of Kickemuit Avenue in … more
The Mt. Hope softball team has gotten off to a rough start this Spring. The team has an 0-3 record in just their second year in Division II. The Lady Huskies moved up a division after winning the … more
There will be an introductory, beginner’s orienteering event at Colt State Park in Bristol on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is rain or shine and is open to all ages. There … 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.