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BRISTOL — Coggeshall Farm Museum received a new member to the family when a baby lamb named Levon was born on Sunday, March, 25. Levon is a Gulf Coast native sheep which are primarily used for … more
Most days, the Bristol Community Center thumps with the beat of Zumba or fitness classes or basketball or other mainstream activities. Other times it hums and grunts with the sounds of yoga or … 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
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
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Neighborhood Day Coalition, in cooperation with the East Providence Affirmative Action/EEO Office, will be hosting their 26th Annual Neighborhood Day … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — City resident Tish Adams and her cohorts in “Bluz U Can Use” perform their jazz-based stylings as the feature band on the bill for the Ninth Annual R&B Heritage Month … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Using music parlance, as debuts go the inaugural Waterfront Productions event at its new Bold Point Park live entertainment venue in city Wednesday night, Aug. 9, featuring … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The de Perla Theatre Company, composed of students in grades 7 through 12, presents “The Ladies Society Attempts a Murder,” on Friday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Though the first two years were nothing to sneeze at, the third edition of “the looff: East Providence Arts Festival” sponsored by the East Providence Arts Council to be held … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The first season of Waterfront Productions concerts at Bold Point Park in city kicked off Wednesday night, Aug. 9, with a performance by legends The Beach Boys fronted by Mike … 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.