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The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Jason W. Rosa, 39, of 75 Wood St., Rehoboth, Mass., was charged with domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct after … more
They’ve already voted their approval of a new police station, now voters are asked to return to the question once more to weigh in on the method of payment. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, the polls will … more
PAWTUCKET — There will be a one-game playoff for the Rhode Island Little League Junior Division Baseball All Star state championship after District 1 champion Elmwood emerged from the losers' … more
Strong storms have pounded Bristol lately, especially last weekend, causing extensive tree damage and some house damage around the town. Two trees were broken on Monkey Wrench Lane Friday night, … more
A family of Cooper's Hawks have recently taken up residence in the backyard of a Sowams Road home.  The hawks, which have been seen sitting atop tree branches and on playground equipment, can … more
Barrington police responded to the town beach on Wednesday, July 20, after people complained of a man harassing beach patrons. Witnesses there said the man had been taking pictures of people … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth 10-year-old Majors All-Star baseball team was eliminated from the state tournament Tuesday night when it lost to Lincoln, 9-1, in a semifinal matchup. more
Dan Ames recently arrived in Barrington — the latest stop in his journey as a pastor in the Methodist church. Pastor Dan was called to ministry in 1992 and began his work at Broadcove … more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week. more
  Kevin Robinson's face lights up when he speaks about Aug. 13. That is the day the Barrington resident and longtime BMX professional will capture the attention of the extreme sports world … 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.