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The stripes are on the road, flags and bunting are on buildings all over town, and music fills the air every night from Independence Park. Bristol’s biggest party is underway, and with the Fourth … more
A relatively quiet budget season in Barrington has left some folks in town thinking there might not be enough attendees at tonight's financial town meeting to have a quorum.  That's hard … more
Gun lobbyists like to promote the notion that the best way to deal with gun-toting madmen is to arm everyone else. Experience says otherwise —in households, for instance, guns are vastly more … more
Within hours of what many pundits around the world deemed to be the culmination of the greatest upset in the history of sport with Leicester City Football Club claiming the Premier League … more
Remember the Great Atlantic Gale of April 7, 2016? Not likely although it blew through mostly unnoticed less than a week ago with tides a bit higher than usual. The minimal “storm” did … more
Whether that bushy beard, those one-liners, the beat up old car or good deeds quietly done, everyone has a Bob Healey memory or two. The sad news came Monday that Mr. Cool Moose had passed away in … more
The flaws of the dead are often ignored. It's human nature to honor the dead by ignoring their lesser qualities. We focus on the good, not the bad. Particularly if that person was in the public eye. In the case of  Dr. William H. Rizzini, there … more
Sad to say, many young people with special needs have never experienced what it’s like to take to the dance floor for a prom-like experience. But they certainly had their “Night to Shine” at Newport Marriott’s Grand … more
You won’t hear gunfire, won’t hear anything but the hum of a fan, neighbors were repeatedly promised by the would-be builder of an indoor gun range alongside homes in north Tiverton. That’s not how it turned out. Even … more
Editor's note: Our editorials are the opinion of the newspaper and its publisher. As such they are always unsigned.   The real possibility of a diminished parade, the welfare of parade participants, or even the compromised safety and … more
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Jim McGaw

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.