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“Sing Street” (2016)Rated PG-131 hour, 46 minutesDirected and written by John Carney“Sing Street” is a fun movie that refreshingly communicates the joyful exuberance of music … more
As the days in February grow longer, Eastern bluebirds are some of the first birds to locate a place to start a nest. The male bluebird is rich baby blue on the back with an orange-brown bordered … more
WESTPORT — The Westport High School auditorium stage will be transformed to a warm, wonderful (except for one scary water witch) world beneath the sea this Thursday and Friday evening as Westport … more
WESTPORT — Over three years they painted and decorated wooden lobster buoys in about every imaginable nautical way, and now Westport and Sakonnet area artists are turning their talents to old … more
When it comes to cooking, my go-to ingredients are garlic and onions. There aren’t many savory dishes that can’t be improved with the addition of one or both. But, garlic is my favorite. … more
Rustic, free-form tarts are a great tasting (and looking) dessert with the colorful fruit peeking out of the top. I make a peach/almond one in the summer. So, when I came across an apple/plum version … more
I bought a beautiful cod loin a couple of weeks ago and, with the holidays coming (and all the rich food and desserts to look forward to), I didn’t want to make something as rich as our … more
The New Year brings cold weather, quiet after the holiday revelry, and cutting back. After splurging on holiday presents, it’s time to tighten our budgets a little. This recipe for Mock Lobster … more
WESTPORT — For the 18th time, Westport’s Back Eddy restaurant challenges brave souls to leap from their dock into the nippy Westport River on New Year’s Day. The dock float is in the water, … more
One of my favorite comfort foods this time of year is a braised dish of beef, lamb or veal shanks. They make the house smell great and are delicious with the gravy spooned over mashed potatoes. Plus, … 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.