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To the editor: O’Reilly’s Auto Parts wants to open a store in Portsmouth. How viable is that prospect?  Jayson Derrick at on July 6 and 7, 2017 states, “Auto … more
PORTSMOUTH — The SoBo (South Boston) Porsche Club brought its prized possessions to the Newport Car Museum on Sunday. Over 300 people came out to enjoy the spectacle of 60 Porsches … more
Mrs. Rose M. (Calderiso) Conti, 93, of 160 Franklin St., Bristol, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at St. Elizabeth’s Manor, Bristol. She was the former wife of the late Gaetano M. Conti. Born … more
Zoe E. Woodruff, 86, of Barrington, passed away on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. She was the wife of the late Randolph T. (Woody) Woodruff and daughter to the late Harry O. Eberhardt and the late Stella … more
The deadline to apply has passed and a special committee has started reviewing the applicants interested in becoming the Barrington School Department's next finance director. Barrington … more
Frank F. Rosa Jr., 75, of Little Compton, peacefully passed away at home on Sunday, August 13, 2017, with his wife by his side. He was the husband of Judith (Goulart) Rosa with whom he shared 55 … more
Caron Rocha’s little duck ‘Panda’ out-paddled 5,926 competitors to finish first across the line at Saturday’s Allens Pond Duck Derby in Westport. The victory leaves the Dartmouth resident … more
Louis Del Sesto is dreading the arrival of Sept. 5. The owner of Ecig Shed on Maple Avenue said his business will be destroyed by the town council's new ordinance, which, in part, raises the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Thankfully, the threat of inclement weather never materialized, leaving the third edition of "the looff: East Providence Arts Festival," sponsored by the East Providence Arts … more
Chester B. “Chet” Sandborg, 92, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Charlton Memorial Hospital after a short illness, with his family by his side. Born in Boston, Chet was a longtime resident … 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.