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Dozens of hearty New Year's revelers shook off their hangovers with a refreshing dip in the ocean Sunday morning, all to help children in the region. While the water was ice cold, the swimmers got … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Before we turn the page completely on 2016, we take one final look back at some of the most noteworthy stories to come from the city over the last 12 months. We call it "16 … more
PORTSMOUTH — “Just got a few stragglers at the bottom now,” said Charlie Lacki, as he plunged his net into the big tank atop his truck Friday morning and tossed the remaining few … more
Take a refreshing dip into Bristol Harbor this weekend to help kids with life-threatening illnesses live their dreams. The 6th annual East Bay Icebreakers Polar Plunge is scheduled for 11 a.m. on … more
The National Weather Service has issued winter weather and small craft advisories as heavy wind gusts and bitter cold are expected to last through much of the day Friday. Sustained winds of 10-14 … more
Temperatures will approach record lows Thursday night into Friday morning as an arctic blast heads toward the region. Temperatures will begin plummeting late Thursday afternoon and continue … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Fees were on the mind of the people and the politicians Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, when the reconstituted city council gathered for its first official working meeting of the new … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — In its final acts as currently constituted, the East Providence City Council approved both the relicensing of the troubled Rumford Motor Inn and the planned open air amphitheater … more
Bill Whalen has spent much of his life in and around Bristol Highlands, a popular summer-colony-turned-year-round-waterview-upscale-neighborhood, during its 100 years of existence. He loves the place … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The owners and operators of the proposed live outdoor music venue at Bold Point Park made their pitch to the city council at the body's meeting Tuesday night, Nov. 15. Little … 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.