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PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth is seeking nominations for the recipient(s) of the annual Portsmouth Award. The award will be presented to an individual, business, or civic group in … more
Barrington EMTs rushed a 14-year-old girl to the hospital and local police charged 11 teenagers with underage possession of alcohol following an underage party on Friday night, May 7. Someone … more
Whoever said the more things change the more they remain the same must have had Barrington High football coach Sandy Gorham in mind. When Coach Gorham was the head coach at East Providence, the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — After having its season, like all others in the spring, canceled a year ago due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the East Providence High School softball team returns to … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Out for a dog walk on what was a brisk, sunny Saturday morning, May 1, in Rumford, Mary and Bob Lyons came upon a mother duck seemingly in distress as she hovered over a sewer … more
Monday, May 3 A Warren Avenue resident reported being continually harassed by another tenant in the building. A Main Street man told police his neighbor shoved him while they were arguing over … more
TIVERTON — Firefighters from Tiverton and surrounding towns battled a raging brush fire for four hours Sunday in the woods off Christopher Avenue — roughly between Ranger School and the … more
PORTSMOUTH — Ashley Wemmer, a senior at Portsmouth High School, said she was excited to be one of 95 students receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic setup inside … more
Members of the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee's budget/facilities subcommittee on Thursday night approved a list of budget cuts totaling $2.3 million, sending the proposed cuts to the full … more
The Warren Town Council will soon decide the allowed uses of the Warren Town Common, following criticism last month by a local veteran of a plan to hold monthly concerts there. In early April, the … 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.