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Saying they want to protect the pocketbooks of local business owners, the Warren Town Council on Tuesday night unanimously rejected the request of a Connecticut fireworks seller who wanted to set up … more
PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and beyond descended upon Glen Park Sunday for a day full of … more
Prout School pitcher Vanessa Oatley tossed a no-hitter and allowed just one Barrington batter to reach base, as the Crusaders defeated the Eagles 7-0 in the Division II winner's bracket finals on … more
A new classroom at Barrington High School is helping students spark creative ideas. The iCreate Lab, which is run entirely by student interns, offers students an opportunity for self-directed … more
Monday, June 4A mother and daughter came in to police headquarters to report harassment.A Wood Street woman told police that her husband hit her.A caller told police that her daughter was being … more
TIVERTON — It was about as lovely and natural a setting as could be imagined for the outdoor graduation ceremonies for the 124 members of the Class of 2018 on the Tiverton high school football field Friday evening. The air was warm, the sky mostly sunny, with a slight breeze occasionally blowing through. Clustered in rows front and center, were the graduates, in maroon gowns, many sporting colorfully decorated mortarboards, some with messages. more
There was no shortage of inspiration as the Mt. Hope High School Class of 2018 gathered for commencement on Saturday, June 9, at Roger Williams University Campus Recreation Center. The ceremony … more
A team of Barrington High School students captured first place honors in the University of Rhode Island's 85th annual Chemistry Contest. Approximately 300 students from nine high schools across … more
When Tracy (Silva) Sweeney’s family moved to Nebraska when she was a sophomore in high school, she found it hard to say goodbye to Bristol. “I came back all the time — for proms, … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School Class of 2018 graduated during commencement ceremonies held Friday evening, June 8, at Pierce Memorial Stadium. The event was overseen by … 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.