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The John Paul Medeiros Jr. Memorial Cup Hockey Games will be played on Wednesday night, Jan. 2, 2019 at Portsmouth Abbey. This year marks the 17th anniversary of the memorial games.  The … more
The boys and girls swim teams from Barrington High School participated in an Injury Fund meet on Thursday night, Dec. 6. Eagles swimmers raced against competitors from Mt. Hope High School and … more
The young Wildcat girls basketball team isn’t getting any older this year. The team is bringing back just three starters, sophomore forward Jess Carney and eighth grade guards Leah Sylvain and … more
Tiverton High School’s three-sport coach and athletic director Bob Murray was among the Providence Gridiron Hall of Fame Class of 2018 members inducted at the RI Country Club. Seen here are the … more
In a town known for its basketball success, the Barrington High School girls’ basketball team has done nothing to tarnish that reputation. And, a lot of it stems from the dedicated tutelage of … more
Bates College senior forward Taylor Lough of Little Compton was named Second Team All-NESCAC for the second straight year on Wednesday, as the New England Small College Athletic Conference released … more
Angeline Costello of Tiverton won a gold medal in women’s foil at the Junior Olympic qualifying tournament hosted by the New England Division of the United States Fencing Association at the Boston … more
Mt. Hope High School senior Kaelen McKenna signed a national letter of intent on Nov. 26, declaring her intention to play for the Southern New Hampshire University women’s soccer team next … more
For the first time in 46 years since the Rhode Island Interscholastic League instituted “Super Bowl” championship games in 1972, the 90th annual Thanksgiving football contest between East … more
Gettysburg College junior forward Julia Soares, a native of Barrington who was recently selected to the 2018 All-Centennial Conference Field Hockey team, was also chosen as the Centennial Conference … 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.