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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
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 — It appeared to be one the largest mutual-aid rescues ever seen in the Sakonnet River, as a couple dozen first responders from Portsmouth, Tiverton and beyond … more
PORTSMOUTH — An 83-year-old female pedestrian suffered “multiple traumatic injuries” after she was struck by a car early Friday evening. The accident took place on East Main … more
Firefighters from four towns were battling a house fire in Barrington late Wednesday night, Dec. 6.   Crews from Barrington, East Providence, Seekonk and Warren responded to 15 Bowden Ave. … more
All of Route 114 in downtown Bristol is closed to traffic after a car jumped the curb and slammed into an empty storefront. The accident occurred just before 4 p.m. Monday at 495 Hope St., just … more
The dean of students at Mt. Hope High School has resigned after he was arrested on felony drug possession charges. William Pabst was arrested July 8 in East Providence and charged with two counts … more
Town Administrator Richard Rainer Jr. said he didn’t suspect anything untoward when he first heard of potential irregularities in the gate receipts for town-owned Sandy Point Beach. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — A body was discovered in city Monday, May 15, at the shore in the Bullocks Point section of Riverside. According to East Providence Police Detective Lieutenant Raymond Blinn, … 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.