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Portsmouth Police, scientist: Stop leaving food for coyotes

PORTSMOUTH — The pins told the story. Stuck onto a street map of Portsmouth displayed at Town Hall Tuesday night, a cluster of them showed where the biggest concentration of coyote …
Rotary to host casino meet-and-greet
TIVERTON — The Portsmouth Tiverton Rotary Club will host a Tiverton Casino presentation and meet-and-greet next Wednesday, Jan. 31, … Read More
Asbestos found at Hugh Cole School
Two classrooms at the Hugh Cole School are closed through at least the end of the week, after workers dealing with burst water pipes … Read More
For ocean race skipper Enright, family comes first on this race leg
The around-the-world race boat he skippers was neck and neck in the middle of the pack somewhere east of Australia last Friday but … Read More
Sports
Youth free-throw contest in Portsmouth Saturday
PORTSMOUTH — Young sharpshooters, take notice: The Knights of Columbus Father Christopher S. Rooney Council, No. 3618, is … Read More
Portsmouth boys notch two wins in indoor track meet (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity indoor track team had a good day at the Providence Career & Technical … Read More
Portsmouth wins one, loses one in gymnastics meet (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School gymnastics team split its season opener at the Newport County YMCA on … Read More
Police Report
Portsmouth Police charge 2 with threatening public officials
PORTSMOUTH — In separate incidents on Tuesday, Dec. 12, police charged two men with making threats to public officials. The … Read More
Police: No one hurt in minor school bus accident in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — No injuries were reported after a school bus and car collided this morning on East Main Road and Hedly Street, police … Read More
Portsmouth Police Department receives AAA traffic safety award
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Police Department received a National Gold award from AAA Northeast for the quality of its traffic … Read More
Obituaries
Margaret Crosson Dunn, 93, Portsmouth Margaret Crosson Dunn, 93, of Portsmouth, R.I. passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at Brookdale Sakonnet Bay. She was born on May 27, 1924 in Fall River, Mass., the daughter of the late James F. …
Ruth Eleanor (Killam) Cottrell, 93, Portsmouth Ruth Eleanor (Killam) Cottrell was born in Boston on Jan. 26, 1924, and passed away on Dec. 24, 2017. She was the wife of James F. Cottrell, mother of David, Donna, Lorrie, Janette and Jennifer; and …
Rodney S. Santos, 52, Prudence Island Rodney Scott Santos, 52, of Prudence Island, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence surrounded by the warmth of his family and loved …

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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.