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If you’re waiting for your stimulus check to appear in your bank account, you’re not alone. Bristol is waiting, too. Unlike most recipients who are anticipating checks for $1,400, the … more
Warren could soon have its own adult amateur soccer team, if a local field can be secured as its home base. Main Street resident Mauricio Ossa, 34, is a member of Inter Rhode Island, an amateur … more
PORTSMOUTH — Four months ago, the Prudence Island Water District (PIWD) claimed to have finally implemented a plan to rid the island’s drinking water supply of coliform bacteria in … more
Barrington resident Griffin Crain shared some exciting news on his Instagram account recently — the 15-year-old had verbally committed to play baseball at the University of … more
Outdoor dining expanded dramatically everywhere in the past year, and most agree it’s one of the few things about 2020 they’re not ready to see in the rearview mirror. Not only is … more
LITTLE COMPTON — The Little Compton Town Council took heed of a second grader’s appeal to do something about beach-bound speeders, and discussed federal stimulus money at the … more
Friday, March 12 An officer was called to the Bulgarmarsh Road recreation area for a dog locked in a red truck. One truck hit another on Grinnell Avenue at 3:11 pm. There were no … more
A Bristol development company is moving forward with plans originally put together about six years ago to build a small cluster of 16 apartments near the intersection of Hope and Chestnut streets, … more
An off-campus party in Bristol hosted and attended by student-athletes the weekend of March 20 contributed to a spike in COVID-19 cases at Roger Williams University last week, according to an … more
School leaders believe in the change. Barrington High School Principal Joe Hurley, Superintendent Michael Messore and Assistant Superintendent Paula Dillon said the district’s ongoing work … 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.