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Jim McGaw

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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 16 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 and lots of music and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook for his wife of 20-plus years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.
PORTSMOUTH — The company contracted to dismantle the town’s broken wind turbine and build another one in its place got a head start on the job today. Wind Energy Development (WED) of North Kingstown were at Portsmouth High School Monday, staging heavy...
PORTSMOUTH — Now you’ll be able to order a bubble tea to go with that steak-and-cheese grinder. Empire Tea and Coffee, which has two locations in Newport and one in Middletown, is now branching into Portsmouth. On Jan. 11 the Town Council...
PORTSMOUTH — The cost of installing a new camera security system in town is, coincidentally, about how much savings the town is realizing on its property insurance. And the biggest reason for the cost reduction is that the town recently discovered...
PORTSMOUTH — Next time you’re at the transfer station, look around. You may be under the watchful eye of a camera or two. The same goes for Town Hall, Sandy Point Beach and Glen Park. In response to several recent incidents of...
PORTSMOUTH — An informational meeting scheduled Saturday, Jan. 23, on proposed rate hikes for the Prudence Island ferry has been cancelled due to forecasts of snow. The Prudence Island Planning Commission (PIPC) was to host the meeting on the rate fare...
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Wednesday, Jan. 13  Peter J. Kelly, 45, of 25 Chapel St., Apt. A, Newport, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) just after midnight. His...
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys won but the girls lost in a dual swim meet against Middletown High Sunday at Roger Williams University. Both teams compete in Division II. The boys scored 55 points to the Islanders’ 39. In the girls’...
PORTSMOUTH — Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy was celebrated this morning with a torch run ceremony that began at the 1st Rhode Island Regiment Monument at the intersection to Routes 114 and 24. It was a fitting starting point for...
PORTSMOUTH — It was all about trash, recycling and re-purposing when students in St. Philomena School’s synergetics program, an accelerated class of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, presented their recycling projects to Sanne Kure-Jensen, Portsmouth’s recycling coordinator and waste expert, who...
what PORTSMOUTH — After what Jim Nott said was one of the most contentious public hearings he’s sat through as a member of the Zoning Board of Review, the panel Thursday night voted unanimously to grant a special use permit...
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