One-man cleanup crew scours four-mile loop in Portsmouth

Randy Matsch hopes others will follow his lead

By Jim McGaw
Posted 6/29/17

If you’re driving around Portsmouth and you see Randy Matsch picking up trash with his white Dodge pickup truck nearby, give him a honk. Better yet, pull over and give him a hand.

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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.