Saturday, February 13, 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 — 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....
PORTSMOUTH — After hearing more than three hours of testimony both for against Greenvale Vineyards' application for a special use permit to host weddings, concerts and other events, the Zoning Board of Review ran out of time Thursday night and was...
PORTSMOUTH — The shopping plaza at 3001 East Main Road was evacuated Thursday morning after a gas leak was detected. Firefighters responded to the plaza, which contains a Dunkin’ Donuts, liquor store, karate studio, hardware store and other businesses, at 11:15...
PORTSMOUTH — Dozens of eighth-graders put their thinking caps on during Portsmouth Middle School’s annual Science Fair on Friday. In two separate rooms, they showed off trifold boards and explained their work to judges on topics such as evaporation rates,...
PORTSMOUTH — Repairing the transfer station building on Hedly Street has come with a cost to people who dump their trash there. The Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to follow Town Administrator Richard Rainer’s recommendation for a $15 increase to...
PORTSMOUTH — The noise level generated by the clamorous crowd at Town Hall Monday night was at times louder than the business that dozens of residents came out to support. After being charged with violating the town’s noise ordinance back...
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