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PORTSMOUTH — Two men were arrested after police responded to a report of a fight in progress in the middle of Boyd’s Lane around 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 16. According to … more
The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between July 3 and July 9: Monday, July 3 After a passer-by flagged them down, police investigated a man sleeping in his car on … more
The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests this week: Lorenzo Smith, 34, of 293 Oxford St. Apt. 2, Providence, was arrested on a Providence Police warrant for a charge of domestic … more
Barrington police charged five teenagers with underage alcohol possession on Wednesday, July 5. Police officers responded to a beach near the end of Third Street at about 10 p.m. and found the … more
PORTSMOUTH — A Fall River man who was stopped for speeding last month pretended to be his brother when asked for identification, according to police. That led police to later charge … more
Barrington police responded to the intersection of Massasoit Avenue and Agawam Road at about 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 8 for a disabled motor vehicle, but eventually charged the car's driver with … more
Barrington police are asking residents to be on the lookout for a silver Nissan with the Rhode Island license plate 347-562.  Police said a man driving that vehicle was spotted stealing a … more
Monday, July 3 A Market Street woman who had an argument with her boyfriend called police and told them she wanted him removed. A crowing rooster drew police to Main Street and Truman Avenue at … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — One can hardly pick up a newspaper or a magazine or peruse the internet without seeing a blaring headline about the latest tragic reference to the opioid crisis currently … more
The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests this week: Adelia Melo, 53, of 16 Williams St., Bristol, was charged with shoplifting after she turned herself in at police headquarters … 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.