Big work coming to Warren's Water Street

Warren’s north end will soon see an unusual amount of construction, but plans are in the works to try to keep its impact on traffic to a minimum. Last week, Warren’s town manager, building …
Portsmouth student joins crew of tall ship

PORTSMOUTH — As a freshman in high school, few people expect you to know what you want to do for the rest of your life, not do they expect you to immediately pursue your …

New company to take over Barrington walk-in clinic

A new company will take over management of the emergency walk-in clinic on Maple Avenue next month. Ocean State Urgent Care, which runs clinics across the state, will open its doors in …

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Cicilline to host senior event in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) will host his annual Senior Resources Fair Thursday, May 26, from 5 -7 p.m. at the East Providence Senior Center, located at 610 …

Seekonk Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Sheldon

SEEKONK — Hi, my name is Sheldon and I‘m a shorthaired male cat around 1 to 2 years old. My fur is mostly gray with some white and I love when people pet me! I somehow ended up in a …

He spent 38 years teaching and leading at St. Michael's School

The saga of Robert “Whitey” Tavares, better known as “Mr. T” to fellow administrators, faculty members, and students at St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport, reached its climax on …

East Providence keeps baseball playoffs hopes alive with win

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a must-win game, the East Providence High School baseball team walked off with a 4-3 victory in the bottom of ninth inning over visiting Barrington at …

One man's worries: New school is too expensive for Barrington taxpayers

Ed McKinlay has lived in Barrington for nearly 50 years, but the longtime resident told people at a recent school committee meeting that his days in town might be numbered if taxpayers vote …

'Click it or Ticket' campaign kicks off in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department, in conjunction with its neighbors in Seekonk and the Rhode Island State Police, kicked off the annual "Click it or Ticket" enforcement …

Like oysters? Warren first in state to grow for public

They’re little more than tiny grains now. But in a year’s time, many of the 50,000 or more baby oysters bound soon for Warren will be big enough to harvest, waiting to be plucked by …

Portuguese culture on display at Trinity feast

Although not as old as its two equally acclaimed parish celebrations — the Holy Ghost Feast and Santo Christo Feast — the St. Elizabeth Church Holy Trinity Feast has become a true staple of the …
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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.