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PORTSMOUTH — Clean Ocean Access (COA) hosted two beach cleanups in Portsmouth recently one at Weaver Cove on Saturday, Jan. 13, and another at Sandy Point Beach on Sunday, Jan. … 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
WESTPORT — A scallop season better than any in perhaps a generation has shellfishermen filling their boats to the legal limit in short order since opening day on October 15. “Amazing … more
LITTLE COMPTON — Official estimates of damage done by recent storms Jose and Maria to Little Compton's South Shore Beach have yet to be made. However, Town Council President Robert Mushen, from out-of-town while traveling, said "the beach condition now is approximately what it typically is in the spring." Mr. Mushen referred queries to the beach commission, whose chairman. Bill Ryan, could not be reached despite several calls. more
PORTSMOUTH — More than 50 volunteers, including members of the Portsmouth Community Service Club, attended Clean Ocean Access’ (COA) beach cleanup on Saturday and removed a total of … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The waterfront commission, taking up the topic at a meeting held last Thursday evening, Sept. 21, will continue a discussion on a proposed change to an affordable housing element in an existing … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying they feared residential developments on the waterfront could become “exclusive” properties, administrators urged the city council at its September 19 to express … more
Built in Bristol to sail for the 1995 America’s Cup, Young America — “the Mermaid Boat” — now floats in air above a Vermont pond. The yacht (USA-36) is retired now from racing and has … 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.