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East Bay girls hockey team wins state championship

The East Bay co-op girls hockey team defeated LaSalle-Moses Brown, 4-2, on Saturday night and won the Division I state championship. East Bay, which includes players from Portsmouth, Mt. Hope and …
Warren set to award wastewater bid
A sizable portion of Warren’s $20 million wastewater treatment plant upgrade project may go unfunded for now, as the Warren Town … Read More
East Bay girls hockey team focused on championship
The East Bay co-op girls ice hockey team is hoping to cap a successful season with a state championship trophy. The Eagles team, … Read More
Mt. Hope students walk out of school in honor of Parkland shooting victims, demand changes to gun laws
BRISTOL — Joining with their peers across America, Mt. Hope High School students walked out of class Wednesday morning and shivered … Read More
Police Report
Bristol rescuers work to reach victim at rollover crash
Bristol rescuers were working to extricate a victim from a horrible rollover crash along Hope Street (Route 114) at 10 a.m. Tuesday … Read More
Local lawmaker proposes ban on assault weapons
Barrington resident and District 67 representative Jason Knight paired with Sen. Joshua Miller to introduce legislation banning … Read More
Damaging winds cause power outages, traffic restrictions in East Providence, Barrington and Warren
EAST PROVIDENCE — The blare of public safety sirens, the sight of heavy equipment moving through the streets, motorists driving with … Read More
Gilda L. Medeiros, 97, Warren Gilda L. Medeiros, 97, of Warren, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Warren Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. Born in Warren, a daughter of the late John and Etelvina (Barboza) Medeiros, …
Paul J. Palumbo, 90, Warren Paul J. Palumbo, 90, of Warren, died Thursday, March 15, 2018. He was the husband of Dorothy (Sylvia) Palumbo; they were married for more than 70 years. Paul was born in Barrington, a son of the …
John A. Rogers, 89, of Warren John A. Rogers, 89, of Warren, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at the Silver Creek Manor in Bristol. He was the husband of Mary B. (Stockton) Rogers. John was born in Warren, a son of the late John …

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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.