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PROVIDENCE — The State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen.  James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) that would require all public school districts to … more
The Mt. Hope Volleyball team got back in the win column after beating Pilgrim, 3-1  (25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 25-22). Senior hitter, Hannah Rodrigues, led the team offensively with 11 aces and 7 … more
The Tiverton girls volleyball won back-to-back home games, crushing Shea, 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-9) on Tuesday and outlasting Times 2 Academy 3-2 (25-16, 15-25, 13-25, 25-15, 15-13) on Friday. The … more
The Westport girls soccer team has won three straight games to boost their record to 3-2 in the Mayflower Athletic Conference. The Wildcats began the season, 0-2, losing home and away games to Bishop Connolly.  But the team broke that streak by crushing Cape Cod Regional Tech, 9-0, at home on Tuesday, March 30, and they haven’t looked back. more
KINGSTON — The Board of Trustees of the University of Rhode Island has announced the selection of Professor Marc B. Parlange, provost and senior vice president of Monash University in … more
Everything went right for the Barrington High School football team on Friday night. It was a home game. It was Senior Night. It was a big win. The Eagles overpowered Pilgrim 41-12 in … more
PORTSMOUTH — In the first spring Homecoming game in school history, the Portsmouth Patriots scored four touchdowns in the first half against Cranston East on Sunday before taking their feet off … more
Outrage is growing over the appearance of racist and hateful bumper stickers on street signs along Water Street and at the Town Common over the past several weeks. Now, an anonymous donor is asking … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The new East Bay regional vaccination site located in East Providence has started with modest aspirations, but should likely soon see increased levels of activity as the state … more
PORTSMOUTH — Who says they no longer make house calls? 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.