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Portsmouth tightens up rules at transfer station

PORTSMOUTH — In an attempt to clarify what’s allowed and what’s not at the town’s transfer station on Hedly Street, the Town Council Tuesday night approved a revised set …
Portsmouth honors vets who served in post-9/11 engagements
PORTSMOUTH — In a brief ceremony that kicked off Tuesday’s Town Council meeting, 73 local veterans were recognized for their … Read More
‘Hold them in our thoughts and in our hearts’
PORTSMOUTH — The time is now to uncover and preserve the stories of grandparents and great-grandparents who served in World War I, … Read More
Little Compton, Portsmouth Democratic committees oppose Mattiello for House speaker
LITTLE COMPTON — The Little Compton Democratic Town Committee has come out against appointing Rep. Nicholas Mattiello as speaker of … Read More
Common Fence Music road shows a ‘bittersweet gift’
NEWPORT — It seemed as though Common Fence Music (CFM) had finally hit the big time Saturday night.  Read More
Democrats take control of Portsmouth Town Council
PORTSMOUTH — It was a big night for Portsmouth Democrats on Tuesday. Read More
Ascencao defeats Hunt for District 68 seat
Democrat Laufton Ascencao came out of the Tuesday midterm elections victorious, winning the District 68 General Assembly seat over … Read More
Capt. Daniel B. Trocki, USN (Ret.), 86, Middletown Capt. Daniel B. Trocki, USN (Ret.), 86, of Middletown, passed away at home on November 9, 2018. He was the husband of Sandra (Wilkinson) Trocki of Middletown. Daniel was born in Brooklyn, NY, to …
Heidi Ann (Ladd) Pacheco, 49, Portsmouth Heidi Ann (Ladd) Pacheco, 49, of Portsmouth, passed away on Nov. 9, 2018. Heidi was born on Jan. 7, 1969, in Augusta, Maine to Charles Ladd and Gail (Anderson) Ladd. Heidi was the wife of Nicholas …
Portsmouth girls knocked from volleyball playoffs (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ volleyball team’s season ended in disappointment Wednesday when the squad was bumped from the state playoffs by Johnston High at …

Police Report
Portsmouth resident receives attorney general's Justice Award

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth resident and Rhode Island State Police Sgt. Gregory Cunningham was recently recognized by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin at the annual Justice Awards, which …

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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.