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PORTSMOUTH — As the country celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, join the Portsmouth Historical Society next week to learn how local … more
PORTSMOUTH — Be Great for Nate is holding two fund-raisers this week and next. The nonprofit, formed after the suicide of 15-year-old Portsmouth High School Nathan Bruno in February … more
Rhody Radio: RI Library Radio Online is the latest offering from Rhode Island public libraries. Rhody Radio is a weekly podcast that brings you voices from your neighbors around the state. Enjoy … more
After an unexpected delay of more than five months caused by the pandemic, the Preservation Society of Newport County has opened Becoming Vanderbilt: An Exhibition at Rosecliff to the public.A … more
PORTSMOUTH — The annual Bike to the Beach event this Saturday, Sept. 5, will be a little different — a little less support for the riders, and a little more support for the … more
PORTSMOUTH — Residents can dispose of their electronic waste at a special collection event that will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Portsmouth High School, 120 Education … more
PORTSMOUTH — Citing health concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Newport County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has canceled this … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth has scheduled a hard plastic collection at the Hedly Street transfer station from 8 a.m. to noon (or until the container is full) on Saturday, Aug. … more
PORTSMOUTH — In August 1778, the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Rhode Island was fought at Butts Hill Fort, now the largest remaining Revolutionary War fortification in southeastern New … more
Here's what's happening at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium this week. Explore the Estuary for Kids!Bring the kids to explore the amazing diversity of the estuary, from tidal creeks and salt … 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.