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EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced lane shifts and traffic pattern changes at the Horton Farm Bridge on I-195 in East Providence this coming weekend. … more
WESTPORT — A Westport woman’s check of her new real-time home surveillance system Monday afternoon revealed a man inside apparently in the act of stealing her things. Detective Jeff Majewski … more
Add Watson Reservoir in Little Compton to the list of waterways to avoid because of blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals, … more
They are willing to give the Board of Health another month or so to see if any sort of animal site registry is developed, but Board of Selectmen members agreed last week they may need to step in to … more
By Jen Costa Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary WESTPORT — This year’s Duck Derby winner honors the memory of one of the sanctuary’s dear friends and dedicated volunteers, Elaine Seguer.  … more
Board of Health director unloads on critics A week after the Board of Health (BOH) that he chairs came under fire from a large audience for not acting on a farm animal site registry, Chairman … more
PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) is considering an application to build and maintain a three-acre oyster farm in the Sakonnet River. The proposal, by … more
PROVIDENCE — A fuel tank tractor trailer roll-over accident the previous evening impacted the morning commute throughout East Providence and the East Bay on Thursday, Oct. 4. According to a report by the State … more
Rain forced a postponement of the second straight match between the Tiverton and North Providence tennis teams at Tiverton High School on Monday night. The match was tied 2-2 through the singles … more
She has appeared recently before the Town Council and Planning Board urging that farmers be allowed to grow marijuana to sell to out of town stores, but police now say that Averyl Andrade, 38, of New … 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.