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University of Denver lacrosse player Molly Little of Tiverton won a pair of awards last week — Big East Player of the Week and Inside Lacrosse National Reverent Player of the Week. The junior … more
After a second sometimes heated hearing, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously last Tuesday to deny Weatherlow Farms’ bid for a fyear-round 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. full liquor license. After … more
Too many books — not enough storage.  Officials at Barrington Public Library are asking people who were planning to donate books to the Friends of the Library group to delay their … more
Construction of the new Barrington Middle School is 90 percent complete, according to information shared at a recent Barrington School Committee meeting. The school building committee reported the … more
PORTSMOUTH — Waste oil collection at the Hedly Street transfer station will be suspended for about two weeks, Town Administrator Richard Rainer, Jr. told the Town Council Monday … more
The Eagles won their first game of the season on Thursday, April 18, defeating Lincoln High School 9-8. Barrington trailed 3-0 heading into the sixth inning, but scored seven runs to take a 7-3 … more
REHOBOTH — A local legend about the old Sun Valley Golf Club, the long ago revered public course located up Route 44 from East Providence through Seekonk at its border with Rehoboth, is that … more
The Barrington School Department and School Committee will host a special forum focused on the upcoming school start time changes. The forum will be held on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. inside the … more
PORTSMOUTH — After one member said he wanted to reconsider his earlier decision, the Town Council Monday night unanimously to decrease the size of the West Side Development Advisory Committee … more
PORTSMOUTH — New England Homemade Donuts has announced the opening of a new location located inside the Patriot Petroleum building at 2340 West Main Road. The business has been serving … 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.