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To the editor: The Portsmouth Historical Society recently donated several historic medical books once owned by Dr. Benjamin Greene of Portsmouth to the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown … more
PORTSMOUTH — More than 300 people turned out Friday night for the Newport Navy Choristers’s “Christmas in Song” concert at St. Barnabas Church. more
To the editor: Last Friday night the Newport Navy Choristers gave a Christmas concert in Portsmouth and an estimated 350 people from the community came to hear the music and get into the Christmas … more
PORTSMOUTH — A late Portsmouth resident who was known as a philanthropist and humanitarian, artist, author, photographer and suffragette was one of 13 people inducted into the Rhode Island … more
To the editor: The Portsmouth Historical Society has had a very exciting year.  We started in January with a lecture on Prudence Island by a member of the Prudence Island Historical … more
PORTSMOUTH — See the fruits of their labors when advanced-placement photography students from Portsmouth High School exhibit their images of local historical scenes. Along with AP … more
To the editor: The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of Lori McDowell, will be presenting their annual Christmas concert, “Christmas in Song,” on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 … more
PORTSMOUTH — Town Historian Jim Garman said sometimes Portsmouth residents forget they live on an island. Yet almost since the town was first founded in 1638, there have always been … more
PORTSMOUTH — On every Oct. 23 for more than three decades, they’ve been filling the pews in the upstairs meeting room of the Portsmouth Historical Society to honor soldiers who made … more
PORTSMOUTH — Since local history isn’t usually taught in the schools, Rose Escobar is bringing her advanced placement photography students out on field trips so they can see some of … 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.