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A proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance that would permit the placement of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations was recently redrafted to address concerns, mostly aesthetic, raised by the … more
The Mt. Hope volleyball team fell to Rogers, 3-0 (24-26, 20-25, 10-25) , during an away match on Tuesday night.  The loss knocks the team's Division II record down to 4-7. "The girls played … more
Happy Place Creperie on Main Street offers a variety of sweet and savory crepes, served up by a Serbian native who revels in sharing a piece of his childhood. more
Junior striker Hunter Brodeur scored two goals and added an assist as the Westport soccer team crushed Southeastern RVT, 6-0, on the road last Tuesday afternoon. The win boosted the team’s … more
Some time next week, Chris Leonard and his crew of volunteer helpers will dump the last of this year's quahogs in the Westport River, continuing a propagation program that over the years has kept the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Responding to a chronic lack of substitute teachers in the district, the School Committee at its October 12 meeting took the unusual action of adding to its agenda to pass an … more
PORTSMOUTH — Leonard B. Katzman has his seat back on the Town Council. more
Barrington’s Day of Caring was held on Monday, Oct. 11, with a large group of people volunteering. The annual event matches willing volunteers with service projects around town. In past … more
The East Bay Regional Coalition recently received a five-year grant totaling $625,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to conduct mental health awareness … more
PORTSMOUTH — Before the varsity football team celebrated a big win over East Greenwich, the entire Portsmouth High School student body showed its school spirit during the annual Homecoming … 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.