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A Warren man accused of murdering his former chiropractor more than three years ago has filed a civil suit against two health care practitioners and a Newport psychological health care service, … more
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
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
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
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence will get a portion of the $1.78 billion earmarked for Rhode Island through the American Rescue Plan Act recently passed by Congress and signed into law by … more
LINCOLN — An East Providence has been identified by Rhode Island State Police as the deceased in a motor vehicle accident on Thursday morning, April 8. Scott M. Vickers, 56, of city, was … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Fire Department, at a ceremony held April 7 in the high school auditorium, recognized 18 members of the service with various awards, including the Silver … more
PROVIDENCE — The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne (D-Dist. 32, Barrington, Bristol, East Providence), unanimously approved Gov. Daniel McKee’s appointment of … more
PROVIDENCE — Henry Barnard School has announced Kyle Quadros as Head of Lower School, effective for the 2021-2022 school year. Mr. Quadros will take the helm at a pivotal moment for the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence, per state mandates, will soon have to update its Five Year Hazard Mitigation Plan, the City Council updated on the matter at its April 6 meeting by Director … 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.