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PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) has awarded about $770,000 in matching grants for three projects aimed at improving water quality in … more
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Thursday announced that 110 mosquito samples from 28 traps set on Tuesday, July 5, and 106 mosquito samples from 28 traps set on Monday, July 10 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The remaining 95 samples from 24 traps set on June 26 have tested negative for WNV and EEE. The results represent a change from the last reporting. It had previously been reported that mosquito samples collected on June 26 in Tiverton, Westerly, and Pawtucket had tested positive for EEE. more
To the editor: Unless we require their services, most of us rarely pause to consider the sacrifices made by our local first responders. This is especially true of Bristol's volunteer firefighters … more
Half of Bristol Harbor has been closed to shellfishing for several years due to contamination. So what do you do when you can’t go to the quahogs? Bring the quahogs to you. For one day last … more
To the editor: I recently had the opportunity to be invited to attend the Portsmouth Citizens Police Academy, a 10-week program that highlights the various duties, interactions and capabilities of … more
PORTSMOUTH — Longtime sailor Dennis Nixon remembers the days when you couldn’t jump into “Salt Pond” at Point Judith because it was full of raw sewage. more
If you read the late Dr. Victor P. deMedeiros’ obituary recently, and studied it thoroughly, you realized that here was a man whose dedication to his family and community was unparalleled. Last … more
PORTSMOUTH — Ever wanted to experience for yourself what day-to-day law enforcement work is like? You’ll have your chance when the Portsmouth Police Department conducts another … more
PORTSMOUTH — “Just got a few stragglers at the bottom now,” said Charlie Lacki, as he plunged his net into the big tank atop his truck Friday morning and tossed the remaining few … more
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — A shellfish harvesting closure is in effect for lower Sakonnet River, Harvester Tagging Area 5C, until further notice, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management … more
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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.