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EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police investigators appear to have cracked an area automobile parts theft ring. Tipped off by other city public safety officials, EPPD personnel seized an … more
Kickemuit Middle School’s Masquers will present the classic musical, “Bye Bye Birdie,” from Friday to Sunday, April 5 to 7, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday in … more
And the band played on … and on … and on. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Portuguese Independent Band, a group of proud men and women who have made beautiful music … more
Rep. Susan Donovan (D-Dist. 69, Bristol, Portsmouth) has introduced a bill to ban the intentional release of balloons into the air, a move she said would help protect … more
All around her was chaos, but Barbara LePage was doing her best to remain calm. As emergency personnel swarmed around one of her athletes following an injury at a swim meet, Ms. LePage could see the … more
With a handful of tenants remaining, The Bristol Industrial Park (BIP) is still set to close at the end of March after Mosaico BCDC, which owned the complex since purchasing it in 2010 (while also in … more
Right now, all that exists is a long stretch of dirt. For Master Gardener John Twomey, however, the plot of land resting just behind the Rhode Island Veterans’ Home provides the perfect … more
Bristol detectives identified and arrested a man they believe was responsible for numerous motor vehicle break-ins and thefts earlier this month. Beginning on March 5, residents in the neighborhood … more
On Tuesday, March 26, Preserve Rhode Island and Blithewold, Inc. announced that Preserve Rhode Island has officially transferred ownership of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, to Blithewold, … more
The wait was long, the project in a perpetual state of uncertainty, yet after nearly six months of zero movement for Jim Roiter’s “Belvedere at Thames St” application, the Bristol … 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.