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Sunday brought sunshine, t-shirt temperatures and, from out on the roads, a most deafening din. Singly and in packs, mufflerless motorcycles blasted eardrums and rattled windows, almost as though … more
Police officers serve a critical role in any community, protecting the public, investigating and preventing crime, keeping the roads safe for drivers and pedestrians … pretty much ensuring … more
The fact that Bristol’s roads are often congested — especially in the afternoon and during the summer tourism season — is no secret to anyone who’s ever driven in … more
Up until about a century ago, students went to school through about eighth grade before leaving to work on the family farm or to get a job in a factory to help support the family. High school, which … more
Centuries after they buried their loved ones on a small hill overlooking what would become known as the Kickemuit River, Burr’s Hill stands today as not only a park and concert venue but, … more
Once among the most abundant and lovely of backyard summertime visitors, the monarch butterfly is vanishing at a disturbing rate. Easy as it is to blame habitat abuse in the species' Mexican … more
In a sea of preposterous proposals to surface lately, the notion of cutting the Coast Guard, in part to help pay for a border wall, is in a league of its own. President Tump has proposed just that … more
It was stunning back in September when Tiverton Police accused one of their own with spending nights at home when he was being paid to work, and with ordering the whole night shift into “quiet … more
A most encouraging summer spectacle has been the occasional pogy explosion —  little fish by the thousand churning the waters to froth in Bristol Harbor, the Sakonnet and Westport rivers … 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
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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.