Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …
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Sakonnet area fire chiefs issue storm warnings

SAKONNET AREA — Tiverton and Little Compton fire chiefs as of about 1:30 p.m. Monday issued warnings and advice for residents of the towns they protect in advance of Hurricane Jose, which is projected to arrive in the area sometime Wednesday.

Portsmouth has coastal cleanups on Sept. 23 and 30

PORTSMOUTH — The 32nd annual International Coastal Cleanup may have taken place in most communities on Saturday, Sept. 16, but volunteers will be scouring the shoreline for trash in …

Hit the trail with new birding guide

"It was Ken's idea, he's the one who came up with the concept for the book," says Jeff Hall, Senior Director of Advancement at The Audubon Society of Rhode Island. "He contacted birders, walked the …

4 Bridges Ride participants head over the Sakonnet (photos)

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — If you were wondering what all those bicyclists were doing on the roads this morning, they were participating in the 4 Bridges Ride.  The event was a 26-mile …
Obituaries
Jeannine Christian Mongeon, 89

Jeannine Christian (Pigouchet) Mongeon passed away at home on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, with grace, surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Paris, France, on Dec. 2, 1927, to the late Monsieur Marcel …

Horacio Jose DoRego, 75, of Bristol

Michael Andras, 93, Westport

Dennis T. Labao, 73, of Bristol

Claire F. Cardin, 93, of Barrington

Trig Tronstad, 70, Westport

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.