Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 1 Colley Court — $530,000 54 County Road — $248,000 22 Winthrop Drive — $550,500 4 …
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Get your nominations in for the ‘Portsmouth Award’

PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth is seeking nominations for the recipient(s) of the annual “Portsmouth Award.”

Proposed Portsmouth budget up slightly, but reval sends tax rate down

Although Town Administrator Richard Rainer Jr.’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 calls for a 1.97 percent increase over the current total spending plan, the tax rate would still drop by 57 cents due mainly to the recent townwide property revaluation.

Portsmouth to state: Get rid of blue RhodeWorks signs

PORTSMOUTH — John Vitkevich now has an ally in his quest to get rid of all those “ugly” blue RhodeWorks signs in Portsmouth and the surrounding area: the Town Council. The …

Team Spencer wins second Portsmouth history trivia contest

PORTSMOUTH — What do you know about Portsmouth History? The Portsmouth Historical Society posed this question to 32 participants who came out for a Portsmouth history trivia contest …

Condom theft, Local legend dies, Car vs. ocean, and more

A Bristol legend passes away, a car goes for a dip, a group of local students head to the world championships, and some randy teens are caught stealing their needed prophylactics. These are just some …

Crowd visits Tiverton casino site in woods

[Updated] TIVERTON — An official site visit by the Tiverton Planning Board to the future Twin River Casino location in north Tiverton Saturday afternoon drew a crowd of 66 town officials and members of the public, that descended into the woods over a stone and gravel construction road to see what was there.
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Beast of the East: URI women take third place in D-I

PORTSMOUTH—The URI women’s rugby team lost in the cup semifinals to Vassar 24-5 on Sunday during the Beast of the East tournament at Glen Farm on Sunday. The playoff lost earned the Lady Rams a …

Beast of the East: UConn rugby wins D-I cup championship

Portsmouth falls to Pilgrim in back-and-forth affair

RWU women’s rugby team breezes through Beast of the East

Portsmouth overwhelmed by Mt. Hope in girls’ lacrosse

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An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

This is such an easy, yet elegant dish. But, it needs a flavorful mushroom. Don’t use white, button mushrooms as they are too bland. I found cremini, shiitake or baby bellas (or once a mix of …

Young actors visit 'Neverland' with Elvis, Swift and friends

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Rustic fruit tarts are pretty and a sweet treat in winter

Opinion
Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

The waters are rising, of that there is no longer any doubt. No one can credibly argue any more that sea level rise — caused by human activity that has fueled global climate change — is a …

Letter: Don't buy into pothead 'B.S.'

Editorial: Motorcycle mayhem

Why does the law continue to allow hidden guns in schools?

Sheriff Hodgson: Too much time on his hands

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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.