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Not long ago, coconuts were a culinary afterthought, most often sugared, dried and added to confections. You might have bought one fresh, speared with a straw, on a tropical getaway—then found that reliving those memories with a locally bought … more
Twin River team numbers 25 at Tiverton High School; audience totals 35 TIVERTON — Twin River Casino put on a highly-produced charette Thursday night, Sept. 10 in the Tiverton High School Auditorium, and another there on Saturday afternoon, … more
If you were fortunate enough to catch "Sylvia" at 2nd Story Theatre last year, you might know Lara Hakeem as the show's eponymous, overeager, slightly R-rated stray dog—or perhaps you became acquainted with her through any of the other roles she … more
The 2015 Design Week RI schedule of events features more than 30 events in nine Rhode Island communities. Focused on the impact of design talent in the RI business community, this second annual event will take place September 16 through 27, and … more
Steve Primiano holds no grudge against the environment. The Barrington Town Council member said he voted against the introduction of a re-written plastic bag ban ordinance at the Sept. 8 meeting, but not because of an anti-environmental … more
The Thames Street Landing complex home to a waterfront hotel, two restaurants, docks, shops and small businesses sold to new owners for about $8.5 million on Wednesday. The 1.7-acre property at 267 Thames St., Bristol, officially sold for … more
What do you get when you combine an advanced degree in biochemistry with the conviction that your family should not use skin products full of unpronounceable, suspect ingredients? You get Deelish Skin, the brainchild of Roxanne LaCroix, a mother … more
Neighbors say Sakonnet Vineyard going big-time with its music; concerts' growth sparks complaints LITTLE COMPTON — Sakonnet Vineyards on West Main Road has been hosting concerts Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons during the summer … more
They’ll hold a grand opening once they are really off and running, but in the meantime the owner of Westport’s newest coffee shop invites passersby to give them a try. Common Ground Coffee Shop is serving coffee and breakfast foods at … more
Above: The first Hinckley T34 arrives at the Portsmouth plant at 1 Little Harbor Landing Monday morning. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. PORTSMOUTH — Demand for its 34-foot Jetboat has grown so rapidly that Hinckley Yachts is expanding … 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.