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They won four years ago in Newport and now Portsmouth’s Will Welles and crew have captured the J/24 world championships once more, this time on a lake in Italy. Competing in a fleet of 89 boats, … more
Eric Hall was once president and CEO of thriving Bristol-based spar and rigging maker Hall Spars, the firm he founded that supplied masts around the globe for maxi-racers, cruisers, Cup … more
Famed ocean racer Hap Fauth liked the job done by New England Boatworks on his last maxi racers enough that he has returned to the Portsmouth firm with his third Bella Mente order. Mr. Fauth … more
The frigid weather of late brings to mind one of the saddest of all New England sea ice sagas, the loss one century ago this winter of the Cross Rip Lightship (LV-6). The Cross Rip, one of several … more
The around-the-world race boat he skippers was neck and neck in the middle of the pack somewhere east of Australia last Friday but Charlie Enright was back home in Bristol, overseeing nap time for … more
Alerion Yachts has emerged from the dissolution of Warren’s US Watercraft with a new, well-known owner and a familiar builder. Peter Johnstone stepped up recently to buy the luxury daysailing brand out of … more
A magnificent collection of sailing yachts gathered at the Herreshoff Marine Museum last week (Thursday through Saturday) for racing and reunions at the 2017 Panerai Herreshoff Classic Yacht … more
A man who fell nearly 30 feet while working on the Prudence Island Ferry Dock on Thames Street last Wednesday afternoon has died, Bristol Police have confirmed. The man, a private contractor hired … more
A group of students from around the state are spending their summer not on a beach or in an online world, but rather in a historic warehouse building in Bristol where some of the world’s … more
A man working at the Prudence Island Ferry dock on Thames Street was rushed to the hospital after reportedly being thrown from a bucket truck on the dock. The man, a private contractor hired by … 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.