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More space out back for sports fields, a glass-walled media center just in from the main entrance, and separate classroom wings for middle and high schoolers were among the features revealed two … more
TIVERTON — The Tiverton High School Athletic Hal of Fame is seeking nominations as it prepares for its fifth year of inducting players, coaches and supporters. The 2017 induction ceremony will … more
While some evening visits to the town beach may involve little more than quiet enjoyment of the sunset, other can be a bit more rambunctious — and a lot more messy, says the towns Beach … more
Visit Horseneck Point Lifesaving Station in Westport this summer to view their latest exhibit: Notorious Shipwrecks off Westport! The entrance to Buzzards Bay is littered with shipwrecks, though … more
PORTSMOUTH — Despite a late write-in campaign for the position of clerk, the only two candidates whose names appeared on the ballot won seats in the Portsmouth Water and Fire … more
The Barrington High School softball team capped a very special season with a 3-2 victory in the Division II state championship game on Tuesday, June 13.  The Eagles rode the pitching talents … more
PORTSMOUTH — John Vitkevich said he selected Saturday, June 10, for his public denouncement of the state’s RhodeWorks signs for a reason. “We started the Revolution … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — On June 7 and 10, the City of East Providence proudly celebrated the Day of Portugal with raising the Portuguese Flag outside of City Hall. Councilwoman Anna Sousa took the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence High School instructor Richard Martin was named as the school district’s Teacher of the Year for 2017. Mr. Martin, who has worked in the department for 31 years, … more
Barrington police responded to a home on St. Andrew's Way on Sunday, June 11, to investigate a possible assault. A 16-year-old East Providence male was at the Barrington home — his … 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.