'Act on aspirations,' Portsmouth Abbey grads told at graduation

PORTSMOUTH — Graduating seniors at Portsmouth Abbey Sunday were told to “act on your aspirations, not their fears,” when they choose their own path in life. Commencement …
Huskies skunk Mt. Pleasant 16-0, head to D-III Championship

The Mt. Hope softball team scored twelve runs in the first three innings and skunked Mt. Pleasant, 16-0, in the Division III semifinals at Colt State Park on Saturday morning. The Huskies will play …

Featured home: Solitude, sunsets on Prudence Island

Step back in time to when life was simple and peaceful. This home on Prudence Island is a getaway from the hustle and bustle of modern life, but with all the conmforts of updated living. Enjoy …

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4th of July royalty is crowned

The Bristol 4th of July Committee crowned a new court Saturday, naming a new Miss and Little Miss 4th of July. Samantha Golden, 17, daughter of Greg and Tina Golden, was named Miss 4th of July; …

Vice President Biden talks need for infrastructure investment during East Providence visit

EAST PROVIDENCE — Vice President Joseph Biden spoke about the need for the country to reinvest in its tired infrastructure during an appearance at the Department of Transportation facility on …

Huskies dominate in impressive LAX win

With a relentless offensive attack and a stingy defense that kept the ball out of the zone all game long, the Mt. Hope girls lacrosse team dominated Narragansett Friday, winning 13-1 at Colt State …

Bristol Police: Zombie deer, annoying neighbors

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between May 17 and May 21: Tuesday, May 17 Police responded to two complaints of suspicious activity at the corner of Church and …

Boat House Restaurant makes ‘Best Al Fresco’ list

Tiverton's Boat House Restaurant has been named to OpenTable’s 2016 list of “100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America.” The waterfront restaurant, overlooking the upper end of the …

Knights bounce Townies from boys' tennis playoffs

EAST PROVIDENCE — A sweep of doubles, including the match-winning point from the third spot, propelled the Providence Country Day School squad past East Providence High School, 4-1, in the opening …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend:Barrington 15 6th St. — Sunday, May 29, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Colonial, 4 bed, 3.5 baths, $619,000. …

Portsmouth wreath-laying honors veterans

PORTSMOUTH — Joan Paquette said she never realized how important it was to pay tribute to veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice until her own brother put on a uniform.
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East Bay Homes - May 2016

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Opinion
Letter: Island Cemetery seeks plot, grave owners

To the editor: The Friends of the Island Cemetery is a newly formed non-profit corporation whose mission is to enhance the physical condition and the community’s awareness of the Island Cemetery …

Speak-Out: Remember for whom you work

Letter: Community continues to support living museum

Violet: Yakety yak! Will you just get on with it?

‘Satisfying’ political career coming to end

Things to Do
Barrington Memorial Day events to include Blue Star marker dedication

There will be a parade. There will be Memorial Day services. And there will be a special dedication of a Blue Star Memorial Marker at Police Cove Park. This year, the Memorial Day events in …

Westport to offer Memorial Day salute Monday

Memorial Day ceremonies to ‘pay homage’ to fallen vets

'Oh, what a beautiful play!' at Trinity

Westport Touch-a-Truck returns but to new location

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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.