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NORTH SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police announced additional troopers will be assigned to focus on enforcement of the state’s seat belt laws as part of the national Click It or … more
Warren firefighters are on the scene of a fire at 7 Arlington Ave. A four-apartment building has been evacuated. A third-floor tenant said he went out into the hallway and saw sparks arcing out of … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — By a unanimous 5-0 count, the council at its Tuesday, May 7, meeting voted to approve a proposal presented to the city by the Bristol County Water Authority for the construction … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry and Day Shelter which operates out of St. Brendan’s Church in Riverside recently announced Ric Wild as the non-profit organization’s … more
The Mt. Hope Huskies scored seven runs in the first inning on their way to a 13-2 route of Tiverton during their game at Tiverton High School on Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies also beat Barrington, … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — A proposal brought forth last month at a workshop by the Bristol Country Water Authority to the city about connecting the two systems for the purposes of providing both with a … more
SWANSEA — For a program that hasn’t won a match in three years, the Mt. Hope High School golf team began its 2019 season earlier this week with a home contest against East Providence and Rogers … more
REHOBOTH — A local legend about the old Sun Valley Golf Club, the long ago revered public course located up Route 44 from East Providence through Seekonk at its border with Rehoboth, is that … more
On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the East Bay Prevention Coalitions and police departments of Bristol, Warren, Barrington and East Providence are participating in the U.S. Drug … more
The stalemate between the parent company of Stop & Shop Supermarkets and five local unions of United Food & Commercial Workers in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut concluded a sixth day … 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.