The Latest from Portsmouth

Need a summer read? Portsmouth library has your back

PORTSMOUTH — Finished all your beach reads and looking for more? The staff at the Portsmouth Free Public Library has some ideas for you.
Food pantry in Portsmouth: Don't forget about us!
PORTSMOUTH — Do you keep a garden at home but have an excess of cucumbers, tomatoes and squash that you don’t know what to do … Read More
McKee stops short of mandating masks in Rhode Island schools
PROVIDENCE — Governor Dan McKee, following up on updated recommendations made earlier this week by the Centers of Disease Control as … Read More
Portsmouth Police arrest Providence woman on drug charges
PORTSMOUTH — A 31-year-old Providence woman was arrested on Thursday, July 22, and charged with possession of a controlled … Read More
Trust campaigns to conserve two Portsmouth properties
PORTSMOUTH — Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) has announced a campaign to conserve two properties in Portsmouth totaling 27.4 … Read More
In Portsmouth: Backpacks for a Cause
Willow Foregger says she wants to make a difference in the community, and she’s doing so — one backpack at a time. Read More
After 5 decades in journalism, Bruce Burdett's hanging up his notebook
When Bruce Burdett first arrived in Bristol to start his new job at East Bay Newspapers in the mid-’70s, he was just two years out … Read More
Deanne Louise Crawford, 49, Portsmouth Deanne passed of non-COVID-related disease in Mesa, Ariz. on July 26, 2020. She fought valiantly to overcome her illness but was unable to recover.
Sandra Eliza Brum, 47, of Portsmouth Sandra Eliza Brum, 47, of Portsmouth passed away on July 8, 2021, at St. Anne’s Hospital. Born in Terceira, Acores, Portugal, she was the daughter of Jose Afonso Brum and Angela (Andrade) …
Portsmouth High Athletic Hall of Fame names latest honorees

PORTSMOUTH — Some more legendary Portsmouth High School athletes from years past will be recognized during the fourth annual Portsmouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in …

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Jim McGaw

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.