‘Cabaret for Kate’ raises money for Portsmouth High auditorium

PORTSMOUTH — Kate Grana’s memory hovered over the stage at Portsmouth High School Saturday night.
Jazz for Kids celebrates 19 years in Portsmouth (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Infants, toddlers, tikes and parents grooved to the sounds of Duke Ellington, Count Basie — even the “Flintstones” theme song — during the 19th …

Portsmouth tightens up its school buildings

PORTSMOUTH — Allan Garcia stands inside the new “mantrap” at Hathaway Elementary School, pointing to all the high-tech security upgrades designed to deny unwelcome visitors …

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Portsmouth does a ‘Lap of Love’ to support fire victims

PORTSMOUTH — “This is a surprise,” said Aimee Sweeney as she motioned over to a group of local firefighters gathered in front of the Common Fence Point Improvement Association …

Bella Mente Racing back for more from New England Boatworks

Famed ocean racer Hap Fauth liked the job done by New England Boatworks on his last maxi racers enough that he has returned to the Portsmouth firm with his third Bella Mente order. Mr. Fauth …

Common Fence Point rallies behind Portsmouth fire victims

PORTSMOUTH — “I called him the neighborhood pal,” Dianne Koch said of Richard S. Kanauss, who lived across the street from her on Narragansett Boulevard in Common Fence Point …

New Portsmouth turbine, same old complaints

They weren’t fans of the old wind turbine, and several abutters told the Town Council Monday night they’re also not fond of its replacement. Several neighbors asked the council to take …

Mardi Gras revelers let the good times roll in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!) To celebrate Fat Tuesday, check out these photos from Saturday night’s Mardi Gras party at the Common Fence …

Portsmouth council hears noise complaint about Rail Explorers

PORTSMOUTH — Representatives from Rail Explorers came to the Town Council Monday night to share some rosy news about their unique business that started up last spring.  Before they …
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

Rodney S. Santos, 52, Prudence Island

Dr. Ronald N. Mancini, 70, Tiverton

Albert “Budd” D. Buddemeyer, 63, Portsmouth

Kathleen T. Doherty, 90, Newport

Judi Staven, 65, Portsmouth

Albertine A. (Croteau) Caron, 95, Tiverton and Portsmouth

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Blueberries, lemon and ricotta all in one tasty muffin

Looking for something special to make for your honey for Valentine’s Day? These muffins say I love you.I recently made ricotta with a cheese-making kit I got for Christmas. It came out great. …

A cozy winter brunch dish for a crowd or just the family

A Jazz-Inspired Musical Journey with the Lois Vaughan Quartet

Youth free-throw contest in Portsmouth Saturday

Santa Claus is coming to Portsmouth starting Friday

Warren veterans support 'Moving Wall' visit to Ocean State

To the editor:It is our duty to remember those who are willing to carry out the difficult work of keeping us free. This became even more apparent to me at the start of this school year when one of …

Don't get scammed; Buddy almost did

Letter: Cuts will hurt traumatized youth across Rhode Island

Letter: What's the answer to last week's quiz?

Letter: We can all do something to stop domestic violence

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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.