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Barrington police are investigating a possible "fight club" in town. On Monday, March 12, the school resource officer at Barrington High received a tip about a video depicting a match in the fight … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — All's quiet on the eastern front. East Providence that is, as the city and region contend with the third nor'easter storm to hit the area in the last two weeks. East … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Following the most recent tragic act of gun violence in the nation’s schools, when 17 people were murdered at the Majorie Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14 in … more
PORTSMOUTH — A woman who was caught on surveillance video allegedly stealing a package from the porch of a home on Wapping Road has been arrested, police said. Cheyanne M. Brannen, 21, of 74 … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department will soon welcome over a dozen new officers to its ranks, including one special member of the four-legged variety.EPPD Chief Chris … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire and Police Department personnel responded to a two-alarm incident around noon on Sunday, March 11, at 13-15 Knowlton St. in the Riverside section of the … more
A woman contacted Barrington police on Tuesday, Feb. 27, after she was struck by a vehicle while she was riding her bicycle. The woman said she was crossing Bay Spring Avenue on the bike path … more
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Police are investigating the theft of an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle that was reported stolen from a North Drive residence, Detective Lt. Michael C. Arnold said in a … more
Bristol rescuers were working to extricate a victim from a horrible rollover crash along Hope Street (Route 114) at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. It appeared that a single vehicle traveling south on Hope … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 38-year-old local man was charged with driving while intoxicated following a head-on collision just before 4 p.m. Monday on East Main Road near Ethel Drive.  When … 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.