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The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team won a pair of games last week. The Eagles defeated the Burrillville Co-op team 4-1 on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and then knocked off the Smithfield Co-op team 8-2 … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council delivered its initial significant rebuke to Mayor Bob DaSilva’s historic fledgling administration as East Providence’s first elected chief executive by tabling his effort to amend an ordinance on the application process for police personnel … more
PROVIDENCE — There has been no better long jumper during the winter season over the last two years than East Providence High School’s Anuoluwapo Ogunronbi, and the senior star … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Setting aside any lingering speculation about his standing, East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella, in conjunction with the office of Mayor Bob DaSilva, formally … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School wrestling team recently took on Cranston West in a Division I match. The Townies are finishing up their regular season schedule this week in … more
Snow began to fall shortly after noontime as Mt. Hope High School students and students around the region were dismissed from school early due to an afternoon snow storm on Tuesday. Snow is … more
The Westport basketball team lost their second game to top seeded Bishop Connolly 59-44 in Fall River on Friday night. The loss dropped the team’s seeded record to 8-7. The Wildcats need just … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Setting aside any lingering speculation, East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella formally announced his retirement on Monday, Feb. 11, doing so during an interview with … more
CRANSTON — The Riverside Middle School boys’s basketball team enjoyed a fine 2018-19 campaign, finishing its regular season with an 8-2 record and qualifying for the state championship tournament … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys' basketball team recently celebrated the career achievement of Dion Hazard scoring his 1,000th point then went on to defeat visiting Coventry … 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.