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PORTSMOUTH — Visiting Moses Brown scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to soundly defeat the Portsmouth Patriots varsity football team Friday night, 41-10, in a Division I-B … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced lane shifts and traffic pattern changes at the Horton Farm Bridge on I-195 in East Providence this coming weekend. … more
WESTPORT — A Westport woman’s check of her new real-time home surveillance system Monday afternoon revealed a man inside apparently in the act of stealing her things. Detective Jeff Majewski … more
Add Watson Reservoir in Little Compton to the list of waterways to avoid because of blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals, … more
They are willing to give the Board of Health another month or so to see if any sort of animal site registry is developed, but Board of Selectmen members agreed last week they may need to step in to … more
By Jen Costa Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary WESTPORT — This year’s Duck Derby winner honors the memory of one of the sanctuary’s dear friends and dedicated volunteers, Elaine Seguer.  … more
PORTSMOUTH — Kasim Yarn, an imposing figure who can command any room he steps in, said he was taught all his life than men like him should keep their feelings to themselves. But that … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ soccer team lost in heartbreaking fashion Friday night, as Barrington’s Elizabeth Grover scored with only five seconds left on … more
Reverend Dr. Robert P. Lawrence passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in South Dartmouth following a brief illness. Born in Norwich, Conn., on August 8, 1930, he was the son of the late Mariam (Pitcher) … more
Little Compton Community First (LCCF) will be host the “2018 LCCF Town Council Candidate Forum” at the Little Compton Community Center beginning at 7 p.m. on On Tuesday, October 16 . … 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.