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PORTSMOUTH — Local veterans of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm will be honored on Monday, Nov. 13, starting at 6 p.m. at Portsmouth Town Hall. If you are a veteran … more
The Bristol Fire Department came to Colt Andrews School on Wednesday, Oct. 11. to speak to first and second graders about firefighters, gear and fire safety during Fire Prevention Week. On … more
Pumpkin growers from across New England will be chasing a world record when they converge on Frerichs Farm Saturday for the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ annual weigh-off, … more
Fire buffs are in for a treat when dozens of antique trucks converge on Warren this Sunday, Sept. 17. The Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society will hold its annual show at Burr’s Hill … more
I started six zucchini plants indoors. Four made it outside and then only two survived the rabbits, rain and squirrels. Thank goodness only two survived! We’ve already had about 10 zucchini and … more
Finish for a Guinness this Sunday Race has become a giant party, all in the name of ALS research By Ted Hayes thayes@eastbaynewspapers.com Hundreds of runners will hit the streets in … more
TIVERTON — The Tiverton Senior Center hosts what is surely among the most productive crafting operations in the region. Within the center's walls nearly 50 senior citizens, all but one of them women, make knitted products and quilts that they sell locally, giving the proceeds to good causes close to home. The group ranges in age from their 50's to their late 80's. more
The Wood Street neighborhood, once the hub of economic activity in Bristol, is undergoing a continual facelift, and local businesses are inviting the public to come check out the progress. Mosaico … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — It quite literally was a “bold” move for Waterfront Productions, LLC, the live events promoters, to rest the fortunes of its business at an untested and untried location and … more
The Old Green Grasshopper, the Centipede, Ms. Spider and the rest of their insect friends will crash their giant magical peach on Bristol this weekend as the Bristol Theatre Company presents its … more
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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.