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In Portsmouth: Becoming a part of the solution on vaping

PORTSMOUTH — Islanders filled the Portsmouth Middle School library last Thursday, Nov. 7, as they gathered for a panel discussion on the vaping epidemic sponsored by the Portsmouth …
Two charged with breaking into Westport vehicles
Two young Westport men were arrested early Tuesday, Nov. 12, after police say they were caught shortly after breaking into motor … Read More
A war poem from 1915 is dusted off for Portsmouth's Veterans Day
PORTSMOUTH — A poem written more than 100 years ago was dusted off to become the focal point of Monday’s Veterans Day ceremony at … Read More
Barrington teachers ink new contract
The Barrington School Committee and local teachers' union have agreed on a new contract, but the two groups were still divided when it … Read More
Warren's Everett Pearson named to Sailing Hall of Fame
Rhode Island boat building pioneer Everett Pearson, whose ideas and innovations revolutionized the commercial cruising sailboat … Read More
Veterans Day Salute: The story of the ‘Mars Man’ from East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — In 1944, Caesar (Sam) Monteiro was finally old enough to enlist in the U.S. Army and serve his country in her time … Read More
East Providence launches affordable home lottery with veterans preference
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence has launched a lottery for a single-family home at below market rent that will give preference to … Read More
East Bay Social
Karen Ann Almeida, 66 Karen Ann Almeida, 66, passed away peacefully at Rhode Island Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Born in Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of George V. Almeida and the late Isabel …
Dennis Robert Souza-Lamora, 50, of Bristol Dennis Robert Souza-Lamora, 50, of Sousa Street, Bristol, passed away on Oct. 7, 2019, at home.    Born in Providence, he was the son of Andrew M. Lamora and the late Marie (Vales) …
Tiverton shines in shootout, wins state title They let in only two goals all season, earned a near-perfect 17-0-1 record. They sailed through the playoffs to secure their spot at Cranston Stadium for the Division III state championship finals.
Falcons fly past Townies in D-I football playoffs CRANSTON — Cranston West, the top seed on its side of the bracket in the Division I football championship playoffs, offered up a near repeat dominant performance against East Providence High School …
Portsmouth girls advance to semis in D-2 volleyball playoffs PORTSMOUTH — It took a little while for the Patriots to get in gear, but once they did they remained in cruise control against Exeter/West Greenwich Friday night. The Portsmouth High …
Letter: We need more transparency from Gov. Raimondo To the editor: Governor Raimondo came to Newport to announce her attempt to push legislation to hold National Grid accountable. Please note that this announcement occurred nine months after the …
Letter: Democrats have launched coup d'état against president To the editor: After three years of effort by the Democrats to remove the Republican President of the United States, the basis for those efforts was exposed as being totally unfounded. Their …
Letter: We must do our utmost to save the monarch butterfly To the editor: Thank you to all who helped with our effort to help save the monarch butterfly. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the monarch butterfly is heading for extinction — …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Oct. 24, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Oct. 24 Bristol Phoenix.
East Providence Legal Notices – Oct. 24, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Oct. 24 edition of the East Providence Post.
Tiverton Legal Notices – Oct. 24, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Oct. 24 edition of the Sakonnet Times.

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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.