Monday, February 8, 2016
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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 — From saving up their pennies for the homeless to teaching a sibling how to throw a ball, Portsmouth’s elementary school students have been doing their share of good deeds lately. Along with many other elementary schools, Hathaway and...
PORTSMOUTH — Families of two Portsmouth residents who are both battling a rare form of bone cancer were overwhelmed by the support that greeted them at the New Year’s Day polar plunge. “I have no idea how many people are here,...
PORTSMOUTH — “This is a simple game,” minor league manager Joe "Skip" Riggins told his underperforming team in “Bull Durham,” the 1988 baseball film starring Kevin Costner. “You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball.” It’s...
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Friday, Dec. 25 At 11:44 a.m., police investigated a report that an all-terrain vehicle or other vehicle had left tire tracks in the grass at...
PORTSMOUTH — Whether you call them “polar bears,” “penguins” or “seals,” most of the people planning on throwing themselves into the chilly waters off Island Park Beach on New Year’s Day will be doing so for a good cause. The...
PORTSMOUTH — Officer Scott Sullivan was checking his list twice while volunteers quickly wrapped and tagged gifts inside the Portsmouth High School cafeteria Thursday afternoon. It was the final task to complete before the delivery of hundreds of presents to needy...
PORTSMOUTH — Monday night’s game against visiting Prout offered proof why the Portsmouth High girls’ basketball team belongs in Division I. The Patriots ran over the Division II Crusaders in the non-league game, 73-23. Prout was plagued by poor shooting throughout,...
PORTSMOUTH — In the spring of 2013, when Christian Bucks of York, Penn. was in the first grade, his family was considering a temporary move to Germany. While looking at overseas schools on the internet, Christian came across a photo...
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week. Tuesday, Dec. 15 Daniel Morgenweck, 28, of 95 West Main St., Wickford, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated (first offense) and...
PORTSMOUTH — The owner of property in Island Park that’s being targeted for a commercial sports complex is seeking a variance from state regulations to install and operate an onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS). In an application to the R.I....
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