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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed visited Colt Andrews Elementary School last Friday to praise staff and students in a ceremony inside the school’s auditorium to recognize Colt Andrews for being honored as a … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — As the student population grows and teaching moves to a more collective effort, East Providence Superintendent Kathryn Crowley asked the School Committee, at its January 15 … more
The Bristol Democratic Town Committee held its biennial reorganizational meeting and election of officers on Tuesday, and when the dust had settled, activist Erich Haslehurst was elected chairman; … more
Bristol was named one of 33 Scenic Towns in North America by, an Expedia company. In the announcement, the company wrote: “If you fancy yourself a history buff, the … more
Ann Strong is a former town council member, former planning board member and former member of the town's conservation commission, and she believes the town's comprehensive plan is to blame for … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying his intention in raising the matter was meant to find a quick resolution to it, East Providence School Committee Chairman Charlie Tsonos, at the body’s initial meeting of the … more
A recent lesson for eighth-graders revealed an ugly truth about Barrington: We speed. The students in all three eighth grade clusters at Barrington Middle School were conducting field work on … more
A Providence man has admitted to murdering his girlfriend, a former Warren resident, after he walked into Providence Police headquarters Tuesday and admitted to the crime. Rachael Rene, 34, was … more
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton) has been named to serve as senior Senate deputy majority leader. The appointment as made last week by … more
PORTSMOUTH — Due to some inquiries about the physical status of the former Coggeshall School building, the town has scheduled a pre-proposal open house for all prospective bidders from 1-3 … 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.