Homecoming for two Portsmouth players at Spring Classic

PORTSMOUTH — The top boys high school basketball players from public and private school around the state converged at Portsmouth High School Wednesday night for the second annual Higher …

RIDOT postponing Pawtucket Avenue Bridge construction this weekend

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is postponing the planned closure of the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge over I-195 in East Providence because of …
Legislature should pass Raimondo ethics reforms

Kudos to Governor Gina Raimondo for proposing sound ethics legislation. Her bills include barring anyone with overdue campaign fines from running for office and one for auditing 25 percent of all …

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Family fun and healthy living at upcoming resource fair

More than 40 local health and wellness vendors will be on hand as visitors enjoy a long list of family-friendly activities and entertainment at the fourth annual Family Resource Fair on April …

Kids make their own pizza pies in Portsmouth (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — The Common Fence Point Improvement Association and the Newport County YMCA hosted a pizza challenge for ages 5-12 Friday night at the neighborhood's community hall. Participants …

Transgender students guaranteed freedom, equality in Bristol Warren

Students in Bristol Warren are free to assert whichever gender they identity with, dress how the please within the parameters of the school district dress code, play sports with teammates of the same …

Westport River Watershed Alliance welcomes new board

Westport River Watershed Alliance welcomed new board members and heard from George Heufelder about traditional and newer septic system options at last weekend’s annual meeting. Board members and …

Building a business, one cocktail at a time

What to do when you have a day job, and a night job, and you discover that something you have a talent for also happens to fill a much-needed niche market? If you are Bristol residents Sandra Dugan …
From rural China to American entrepreneur

As a young child in rural China, Lei Nichols learned early about the relationship between food and medicine. Her grandmother would prepare soups rich with all-natural ingredients that also have …

Bertha M. Nestell, 89, Barrington

Bertha M. (Hurlbut) Nestell, 89, of Maple Avenue, Barrington, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 with a private graveside service and Christian Burial on March 24, 2017. Widow of Delbert R. …

Anthony L. Memmolo, 72, East Providence

Pearle S. Perkins, 97, formerly of Bristol

Eleanor Atwater Byers, Little Compton

Emily Camara, 100, Bristol

Richard J. Barresi, 83, Westport

Bayside YMCA team wins second straight swim championship

The Bayside YMCA Stingrays swim team continued its winning streak as the SENECY league champions for a second year in a row. The SENECY league is made up of 19 YMCAs in the Rhode Island and …

Tiverton fencer wins bronze in Boston

Portsmouth defeats Barrington in unified hoops (photos)

Nayatt 5K promises 'This race is no joke!'

Barrington native earns college hoops honors

Hungry? Check out your local library

I don’t want to be a millennial. Alas, I don’t have a choice in the matter. We get a bad rap. I’m part of a generation who has one foot in an analog world and the other in digital. …

Prescription pad not the only path to pain relief

What you should know about 'third-party' special needs trusts

Editorial: Bristol Warren schools short-changed again

Letter: Rep. Hearn, be part of the solution

Things to do
KMS to stage ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’

A giant ogre, a faithful donkey, a beautiful princess and an assortment of well-known fairy tale characters will sing and dance their way across the Kickemuit Middle School stage this weekend. The …

Prominent historic architect invites you to lunch

Young actors visit 'Neverland' with Elvis, Swift and friends

2nd annual 'Quahog Week' kicks off March 20

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

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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.