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PORTSMOUTH — A 37-year-old Providence woman was arrested Wednesday on narcotics charges, a result of a joint investigation between the Portsmouth and Newport police … more
A Barrington resident and her 11-year-old daughter contacted police on Thursday, Oct. 5, after the girl received a video on Snapchat of a man exposing himself. Police said the girl had received a … more
PORTSMOUTH — Police are urging residents to keep their pets and children away from “sickly” foxes that have been spotted in the area lately. more
At about 1:50 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, a Barrington police officer was patrolling the Bay Spring section of town when he spotted a man riding his bike down the bike path. The officer thought it … more
A 17-year-old Bristol girl stopped by the Barrington Police Station on Tuesday, Sept. 26 to report an incident that occurred at an automated car wash on County Road. The girl told police she was … more
Barrington police officers have become quite familiar with a neighbor dispute on Adelaide Avenue. The arguments and complaints between the two householes started years ago, and most recently … more
Monday, Sept. 25 Police got a complaint that two women were openly drinking alcohol at a bus stop at Main and Water streets. Police checked it out: Soda. Police were called to the Hugh Cole … more
A cleaning crew working in a recently-vacated apartment in Bristol called police after finding a suspicious item during their cleanout Saturday evening — a shoe with a wire sticking out of the … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Police Department hosted its fourth annual awards and promotion ceremony Thursday at the Glen Manor House.  The following officers were formally sworn into … more
Monday, Sept. 18 Zachary N. Weiss, 21, of Sharon, Mass., was arrested and charged with domestic cyberstalking and cyber-harassment. Officers responded to Poppasquash Road, where a herd of sheep … 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.