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WESTPORT — A scallop season better than any in perhaps a generation has shellfishermen filling their boats to the legal limit in short order since opening day on October 15. “Amazing … more
LITTLE COMPTON — Official estimates of damage done by recent storms Jose and Maria to Little Compton's South Shore Beach have yet to be made. However, Town Council President Robert Mushen, from out-of-town while traveling, said "the beach condition now is approximately what it typically is in the spring." Mr. Mushen referred queries to the beach commission, whose chairman. Bill Ryan, could not be reached despite several calls. more
A magnificent collection of sailing yachts gathered at the Herreshoff Marine Museum last week (Thursday through Saturday) for racing and reunions at the 2017 Panerai Herreshoff Classic Yacht … more
A flash flood warning has been issued for most of the East Bay as strong thunderstorms roll into the area Wednesday afternoon. Heavy — at times, torrential — rain is expected to … more
A gale warning and flood watch has been issued for the region as a nor'easter bears down on Rhode Island Monday. Rain is expected to begin late Monday morning, building through the day and … more
The National Weather Service has issued winter weather and small craft advisories as heavy wind gusts and bitter cold are expected to last through much of the day Friday. Sustained winds of 10-14 … more
Temperatures will approach record lows Thursday night into Friday morning as an arctic blast heads toward the region. Temperatures will begin plummeting late Thursday afternoon and continue … more
The 91-year-old schooner Roseway, one of the last of the Grand Banks fishing schooners, paid an overnight call on Tiverton last Tuesday evening. The 112-footer (137 feet counting spars) sailed up … more
TIVERTON — The Town of Tiverton announced today that the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) has awarded the Town a $393,237 grant to fund a restoration, improvement more
Rhode Island is under a tropical storm warning as Tropical Storm Hermine is expected to turn to the west Monday, bring it closer to Rhode Island's shore. Tropical storm conditions could begin late … 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.