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William “Bill” Pevin of Warren, R.I. passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 6, 2021. His final moments were spent enjoying a peaceful walk on a beautiful, crisp New England day. The family is … more
Dennis J. (Rap) Raposa, 63, of Warren, R.I. died unexpectedly at home on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. He is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Kathleen (Kathy) Raposa. He also leaves his parents, … more
Madison A. Bailey Jr., 84, of Bath, N.H., formerly of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. Madison, known to many of his friends as Beetle, was born on Dec. 23, 1936 in Concord, … more
Sylvia B. Arruda of Bristol, R.I. died at Newport Hospital in the early morning on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, with her family by her side.  Sylvia was 85. Sylvia was the daughter of the late … more
William Sousa, 79, of New Bedford, Mass., formerly of Bristol, R.I., passed away, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, at home. Born in Fall River, Mass., he was the son of the late Antony B. and Jenny (Garcia) … more
Anthony “Tony” R. Simmons, 80, of Warren, passed away on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. The son of the late Manuel C. and Angelina (Gonsalves) Simmons, he grew up … more
Dolores Arnold, 87, of Bristol passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. She was the wife of the late Henry C. Arnold. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Emily … more
Jose “Joe” M. Santos, 55, of Bristol, R.I. died peacefully on Nov. 8, 2021 at Dawn Hill with his loving family by his side after a two-year battle with complications from stroke. Born … more
The world lost a great man on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Mark (Marky) A. Perry, 59, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Lynn R. (David) Perry. Born in Providence, he … more
Robert E. “Whitey” Tavares, 74, of Portsmouth passed away in Newport on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Patterson) Tavares for the last 51 years. Born in … 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.