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The Fourth of July Concert Series resumes Friday night with Crushed Velvet is a hard-rockin' band that plays "all the music your parents told you not to listen to you." The band, which covers … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — For the third successive meeting, the East Providence City Council heard the reservations of residents from the waterfront section of Riverside critical of the most recent … more
The Fourth of July Concert Series resumes Thursday night with a couple of high energy performances. Roots rocker Becky Chace kicks things off at Independence Park at 6:30 p.m. with her band's mix … more
PROVIDENCE — The Supreme Court of Rhode Island has ruled in favor of the City of East Providence in its on-going and long-standing joust with land owner Ken Foley and the property at One Dexter Road familiarly … more
The U.S. Navy Academy Midshipmen are back in town, and this time they brought a bigger boat. The sailors-in-training glided into the marina at Herreshoff Pier Friday morning on Summerwind, a … more
Tuesday, June 7 At 9:50 a.m., a Willow Avenue resident came into police headquarters to report identity theft. Wednesday, June 8 A resident visiting South Shore Beach reported at 12:35 p.m. that an intoxicated male at the beach was trying to leave in his vehicle. Officers arrived and spoke with the person in question, and the matter was resolved. more
Barrington and Hameho Garden Clubs, both of Barrington, did not let the rain deter them from honoring the men and women of the armed forces on Memorial Day.   Even though the parade … more
An ongoing debate about whether the town council was right to open Barrington Beach parking to non-residents could be made slightly less contentious by news out of the Rhode Island Department of … more
The first weekend of the summer season saw the sale of 30 non-resident day passes at Barrington Town Beach. According to the director of recreation and leisure services, 20 non-resident day … more
PORTSMOUTH — A false distress call from a boat later found in a Bristol marina led to a large-scale search in Mt. Hope Bay Sunday afternoon. 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.