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Portsmouth Town Council sets dates for budget deliberations

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night approved a list of upcoming dates for review of the municipal budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. A joint Town Council/School Committee …
More curbside collection signups in Portsmouth on Saturday
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Trash Collaborative (portsmouthtrash@gmail.com) has scheduled two more signup events for Saturday, Dec. … Read More
House Hunt: 22 homes open for viewing this weekend
There's snow, holiday shopping, fairs, festivals and music, but despite all the distrations, the real estate market chugs along. More … Read More
Two hurt in serious two-vehicle accident in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Two people were hurt in an accident shortly before noon Thursday on East Main Road, just north of Bramans … Read More
Sports
Portsmouth girls beat Tiverton 53-35 in injury fund game
TIVERTON — The Portsmouth High School girls' basketball team beat Tiverton, 53-35, in a non-league injury fund game at Tiverton High … Read More
Cranston East defeats Portsmouth in D-I Super Bowl
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School football team fell short of defending its Division-I Super Bowl title when it lost to … Read More
Portsmouth comes from behind for Thanksgiving Day victory
The Patriots probably played their worst first half of the season but shook off their mistakes to overcome Middletown in the 53rd … Read More
Police Report
Police: No one hurt in minor school bus accident in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — No injuries were reported after a school bus and car collided this morning on East Main Road and Hedly Street, police … Read More
Portsmouth Police Department receives AAA traffic safety award
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Police Department received a National Gold award from AAA Northeast for the quality of its traffic … Read More
Man arrested in Friday night's fatal accident in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — A Massachusetts man has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence, death resulting, following a … Read More
Obituaries
Dr. Ronald N. Mancini, 70, Tiverton Dr. Ronald N. Mancini passed away at his home on December 5, 2017. Ron was born on April 26, 1947 in Providence, RI to Camillo V. Mancini and Alyda (DeWilde) Mancini. Ron grew up in Barrington, RI …
Albert “Budd” D. Buddemeyer, 63, Portsmouth Albert “Budd” D. Buddemeyer, 63, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., formerly of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 unexpectedly surrounded by family.   Born in Norfolk, …
Kathleen T. Doherty, 90, Newport Kathleen T. Doherty, formerly of New York City, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at home in Newport, R.I. Born Feb. 7, 1927, in Manhattan to John Sheridan and Rose Flood Curran, Kathleen enjoyed a …

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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.