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EAST BAY — The R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is set to repair 12 miles of the East Bay Bike Path from Bristol to East Providence, removing cracks and resurfacing one of the … more
PORTSMOUTH — “Unless we make the changes ourselves, it’s not going to happen,” Jennifer Smith Boylan told about three dozen people attending a gun violence presentation … more
Thousands of East Bay residents are without power Saturday morning, as National Grid crews struggle to restore service on the heels of a fierce nor’easter that saw wind gusts here as high as 60 … more
PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — Due to weather creating safety concerns, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has implemented restricted access on the Mt. Hope Bridge and two … more
PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School contingent produced an individual winner Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17, in the annual state championship meet at the Providence Career and Tech … more
Famed ocean racer Hap Fauth liked the job done by New England Boatworks on his last maxi racers enough that he has returned to the Portsmouth firm with his third Bella Mente order. Mr. Fauth … more
Vestas 11th Hour Racing has informed Volvo Ocean Race that the team will not be participating in inshore racing in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, as well as Leg 5 from Hong Kong to … more
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Like any state that’s been around for 350 years, Rhode Island has amassed its fair share of outdated, obsolete or downright archaic legislation. House Majority … more
Volvo Ocean Race officials have now revealed that one fisherman was killed and nine others rescued after their fishing boat was involved in a collision with Vestas 11th Hour Racing early Saturday … more
Two classrooms at the Hugh Cole School are closed through at least the end of the week, after workers dealing with burst water pipes discovered asbestos tiles in the music room and under the gym … 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.