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Sunday is looking to be a nice autumn day — perfect for a walkabout. All of downtown Warren is prepping for Warren’s big day as Discover Warren and dozens of restaurants, art studios, shops … more
The Warren Fire Department will mark Fire Prevention Day this Saturday, Oct. 13, with a full slate of activities at Burr’s Hill Park. It’s all free and runs from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be … more
The extended forecast is looking good, and a lot of people around the East Bay are hoping it holds for the upcoming long holiday weekend of fall-themed fun and community events.One highlight is the … more
PORTSMOUTH — Every Student Initiative has been asked to help coordinate a “Let’s Talk About Mental Health” public forum from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Newport Car Museum recently delivered the first of two mini electric cars to Hasbro Children’s Hospital as part of its “Fast Five” raffle event. … more
Create something beautiful, and leave a beach cleaner than you found it by joining the Buzzards Bay Coalition and New Bedford-based artist John Middleton on Saturday, September 22, for ae trip to … more
Bristol Comedy Night, a fundraiser to benefit the East Bay Recovery Center, will be held Friday Sept. 21 at St. Michaels’ Parish House, 378 Hope Street, Bristol. The show is at 8 p.m., but … more
PORTSMOUTH — For the fifth consecutive year, Save The Bay is leading International Coastal Cleanup efforts in Rhode Island, and there will be two events in Portsmouth this Saturday, Sept. … more
PORTSMOUTH — The U.S. Navy plans to close Burma Road Wednesday morning, Sept. 12, for paving work that will last about a month. more
As dependable as falling leaves and the bright red cranberry bogs in its Carver, Massachusetts neck of the woods, King Richard's Faire is a sure sign of fall in southeastern New England. Carver may … 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.