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PORTSMOUTH — “This is a simple game,” minor league manager Joe "Skip" Riggins told his underperforming team in “Bull Durham,” the 1988 baseball film starring Kevin Costner. “You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball.” … more
PORTSMOUTH — After dropping the first game of a holiday basketball tournament in Tiverton, the Portsmouth High School varsity boys’ basketball team rebounded to take the final two matchups. On Wednesday, the Division II Patriots … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Two very lucky brothers were sworn in as Chief of Police for the day on Monday, Dec. 28. Twin brothers, Zachary and Alex Moreira, were granted this wish when their mother participated in a silent auction at Kent Heights … more
The Barrington High School girls' basketball team rebounded quickly from a recent loss to Coventry, defeating Juanita Sanchez 54-30 in a Barrington Boosters Tournament game on Wednesday night, Dec. 30. Barrington junior Grace Coutu scored … more
Matt Homonoff has come a long way since his days as a student at Barrington High School. The son of Marvin and Linda Homonoff, of Old Chimney Road, Matt has not only attained or exceeded some of his own expectations, but also those of whom … more
By Nick Friend, Post Intern EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team hosted its annual holiday tournament earlier this week in Ramos Gymnasium, winning both of its outings and improving to 5-1 overall to … more
January 14: Baseball season doesn’t start for months, but someone practiced their swing on a Child Street mailbox. Feb. 14: On Valentine’s Day, police got a call from a suspicious store owner on Metacom who reported that a woman in the store … more
PORTSMOUTH — The sale of 2016 transfer station stickers for Portsmouth residents will begin on Monday, Jan. 4. Stickers cost $150 for the first vehicle — a $15 increase over the current fee — and $10 for each additional vehicle. … more
Barrington native Anders Weiss was recently selected for the US National Rowing team. Weiss, who graduated from Barrington High School in 2011 and Brown University in 2015, attended the selection camp was recently chosen as one of the 20 … more
Choose your words carefully. That was the message from Barrington police to a New Meadow Road resident after she allegedly spouted off some choice comments to a bank manager last week. The manager of an East Providence bank … 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.