Brown promises to give up some land; Pokanokets end encampment

More than a month after it began, the Pokanoket encampment on Brown University land is over. This afternoon, the university and the Native Americans announced an agreement that ends the …
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Ready-to-eat food, delivered to your door

September is possibly one of the busiest months of the year for people, especially those with families. With juggling school, work, and after school activities, finding time to make balanced, healthy …

'Mr. Terupt’ author visits Westport sixth graders

Westport Elementary School sixth graders experienced a personal connection to their summer reading when author Rob Buyea paid a visit on Friday, Sept. 15. The author of the “Mr. Terupt” book …

Another Wiffle ball field of dreams in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — If you’re driving down East Main Road, you may have noticed a small shop called Patriot Upholstery across the street from Clements’ Marketplace and thought nothing …

Director says Barrington library is 'nirvana'

Debbie Barchi is a planner. The director of the Barrington Public Library said she likes building plans for work and for life at home, so it was no surprise that when she neared retirement age, …
Obituaries
Andrea L. Kasprzyk of Warren

Andrea L. Kasprzyk passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, after a three-year illness. Born in Cranston, a daughter of the late Raymond and Natalie (Stack) Jamrog, Andrea lived in Warren most of …

Sumner Bigelow MacDonald, Jr., 82, of Bristol

Anna M. DiSalvo, 94, of Barrington

John K. Fitzgerald, 53, Little Compton

Chester R. Wilkie Jr., 84, Little Compton

Edward J. Francis, 89, Portsmouth

Things to do
Tickets on sale for Portsmouth High Athletics Hall of Fame dinner

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School’s sports “pioneers” will be honored in a special ceremony Oct. 14, and advance tickets are now on sale. The Portsmouth Athletic …

Like fire trucks? They'll all be in Warren Sunday

Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

Fiddle n Folk Festival set for Sept. 16

Let them eat zucchini bread

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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.