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PORTSMOUTH — Earlier this year, when the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition (PPC) released its latest needs assessment that tracked substance abuse among local youth, the results were seen by … more
PORTSMOUTH — Step in Debbie Lawrence’s small home in Common Fence Point and you cannot escape the memory of her son Bradley, who died May 10 at the age of 25. His body was found … more
Nestled behind a find crafted stone wall is the Samuel and Silence Bullock House, located in the Rumstick section of Barrington. The historic home was built in 1780, but wasn’t moved to its … more
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Several drivers who couldn’t get into Tiverton due to Monday’s mishap on the Sakonnet River Bridge thought they had a smart idea: Just ditch the car in … more
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — It appeared to be one the largest mutual-aid rescues ever seen in the Sakonnet River, as a couple dozen first responders from Portsmouth, Tiverton and beyond … more
PORTSMOUTH — Under the first Friday night lights of the year, the Portsmouth Patriots varsity football team dominated on both sides of the ball to shut out Rogers High School, … more
LITTLE COMPTON — A series of court actions between Wednesday and Friday last week have slammed a lid on loud and heavily-trafficked activities and weddings at the Stone House. A Superior Court order states that the Stone House is precluded "from conducting weddings, receptions, or other special events for the foreseeable future, including the ones scheduled for this weekend." more
LITTLE COMPTON – The threatened rain never arrived, and the United Congregational Church's Summer Fair went off without a hitch, and even with a moment of striking drama. The nine-year old record set by Dan Wykes in 2007 of 22.38 minutes for the 4.8 mile "flat and fast" road race was absolutely shattered by Amas Sang, 27, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, who blew through the course in 22.26 minutes. That's 12 seconds off the previous record. more
PORTSMOUTH — A 90-year-old Portsmouth woman and a 59-year-old Little Compton man died as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident that took place Friday night. more
Betty died on July 5, 2016 after a long illness. Long-time resident of Princeton NJ and later Little Compton, RI, Betty was born September 2, 1927 on Fishers Island, NY and was raised in Baltimore. … 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.