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PORTSMOUTH — Members of the Town Council and School Committee agree that the No. 1 state legislative priority for 2022 is a new law to expand the Open Meetings Act (OMA) to permit virtual … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Omicron surge has hit the school district hard, with a total of 380 positive COVID-19 cases since the holiday break reported as of last week. more
Scientists still don't know what caused the death of a young female humpback whale that washed up in Little Compton's Church Cove earlier this month. But they hope to get answers in … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 33-year-old man from Berlin, N.H. was arrested on drug charges on Monday, Jan. 24, after police found what was suspected to be crystal methamphetamine in his … more
PORTSMOUTH — We’re No.1 — in science, anyway. Although local students’ results in the 2021 Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) were somewhat … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High girls’ varsity basketball team lost its third straight game when it was defeated by La Salle Academy, 50-40, in a home game on Friday, Jan. 20. The … more
Oscar Miller was among the most prolific artists to ever call the East Bay home. Born in Manhattan in 1867, he died in Providence in 1921. In the intervening years, his travels took him throughout … more
PORTSMOUTH — When Isabelle Boullier was 13, her older sister Kyra was out driving in Narragansett on her 17th birthday when a drunk driver hit her car head-on. Kyra survived the crash, but she … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 56-year-old Providence man was arrested on a charge of fraud on Thursday, Jan. 13, after he falsely told a local resident that her brother was in police custody, according … more
Voters throughout the state, including those in some Tiverton and Portsmouth neighborhoods, may become part of new political precincts if the General Assembly approves a special commission’s … 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.