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Bristol Police have arrested the man allegedly responsible for the death of a Bristol woman found in her home Friday evening. Raymond Paiva, 24, of 34 Sowams Road, has been charged with murder in … more
Give the con-artists credit, they know how to be creative. An apparent new IRS tax return scam was discovered in Barrington last week when a handful of town employees noticed that someone had … more
The Mt. Hope High School basketball team fell to Tiverton Monday, snapping the Huskies' five-game winning streak. The Tigers nearly doubled up Mt. Hope on the Tiverton High School court, beating … more
Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week. Monday, Feb. 6 Maria I. Gonzalez, 35, of 14 West Evans St., Newport, was charged at about 2:10 a.m. with … more
Known for their basketball prowess, the Raffa family of Barrington has certainly left their mark on the sport over the years.  Starting with venerable grandfather, Michael John Raffa, and … more
Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha stopped by six local businesses on Friday afternoon that failed to clear the snow off their sidewalks following last week's snowstorms.  Mr. Cunha said he … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night tabled action on a proposed contract with Ann and Sam Clemens to operate the Lower Glen Farm complex as on-site tenants. In November 2016 the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Ward 3 councilman Joe Botelho issued a statement Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, calling for the reinstatement of Richard Kirby as city manager, a position he held until he was … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Beginning in the fall, students from Hennessey Elementary School will no longer graduate to Martin Middle School but will attend Riverside Middle School instead. At its meeting … more
PORTSMOUTH — The town will kick in $70,000 toward the repair of the Prudence Island ferry landing in Bristol on the condition that Portsmouth residents are guaranteed ferry service from … 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.