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A local man recently snapped a photo of a disturbing trend in Barrington — poop bags on poles. In an email to the Barrington Times, the resident wrote that he started noticing the … more
Emergency crews from Portsmouth as well as passing boaters sped to the scene of a burning powerboat off the eastern end of Hog Island Thursday afternoon around 3:20 p.m. The boat was fully … 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
EAST PROVIDENCE — As temperatures turn colder and winter approaches it may be a bit of a stretch to conjure, but a live music venue could soon be coming to the city's shoreline during the summer … more
Spring is currently upon us and the Boating season will soon follow. and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary reminds boaters to take a boating education course now before the season rush. First District … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Ten years on the enthusiasm for the task at hand still oozes from the voice of Michael Hennessey, the Chief Operating Officer of Village on the Waterfront LLC. His company, … more
Non-profit sailing schools that educate the next generation of sailors in boating-centric Bristol may soon be paying more than double the price to moor their small crafts in Bristol Harbor, after the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Dozens of disgruntled property owners from the waterfront area in Riverside made their presence, and particularly their frustrations, known to administrators and staff at City … 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
Bristol Police and harbor officials rushed to the area around the Mount Hope Bridge Friday morning on reports of a potential jumper on the bridge. The call came in just before 10 a.m., prompting … 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.