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PORTSMOUTH — Someone reportedly played a mean trick on a local child who went door-to-door for Halloween candy Oct. 31. Police are investigating a report that the child received a piece of candy that contained a sewing needle inside. more
PORTSMOUTH — Earlier this year, when the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition (PPC) released its latest needs assessment that tracked substance abuse among local youth, the results were seen by … more
Hundreds of visitors gathered at the Coast Guard pier Sunday to tour one of the US Navy's newest ships, as Bristol once again welcomed a United States Navy ship to celebrate the Fourth of July. … more
Nestled behind a find crafted stone wall is the Samuel and Silence Bullock House, located in the Rumstick section of Barrington. The historic home was built in 1780, but wasn’t moved to its … more
House Finance Chairman and Bristol Democrat Ray Gallison will resign his state representative seat tomorrow as news of a law enforcement probe broke this evening. more
Two East Providence and Riverside women face charges after police say they attempted to steal items from a car parked on Cutler Street last Wednesday, August 25. Police were called to Cutler just … more
PORTSMOUTH — A driver was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with what appeared to be “life-threatening injuries” after a head-on collision on Bristol Ferry Road this … more
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Several drivers who couldn’t get into Tiverton due to Monday’s mishap on the Sakonnet River Bridge thought they had a smart idea: Just ditch the car in … more
The Rhode Island Supreme Court has sided with Warren in a multi-million dollar school funding suit that pitted Warren against Bristol and the Bristol Warren Regional School District.On Friday, May … more
PORTSMOUTH — Haley Ann Cooley has come a long way. The 14-year-old Portsmouth Middle School students says the past two years have been no picnic, but a recent opportunity has given her … 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.