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From zero cases last week, Tiverton’s coronavirus total jumped to five in the latest tally released by the state Department of Health late Saturday. Little Compton remained the only town in … more
CUT - Little Compton as posted gathering caution signs at popular visitor locations. (Wilbur’s Store Instagram photo)   QUOTE “It's like the first of June around … more
To the editor: What an awesome event the Westport School Parade was! Kudos to all who worked so hard on this.  I have never felt so appreciated as a teacher and been so moved by the … more
So….how's everyone doing? Do anything fun last weekend?It was a really nice one — and the parks were full of singles, couples, and family groups respectfully socially distancing from … more
Rhode Islanders have been issued a stay-at-home executive order, effective until April 13, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced during her daily briefing on Saturday. It was just one of several the … more
PORTSMOUTH — In a message to parents issues Friday, Superintendent Thomas Kenworthy said the district is placing further restrictions on access of school buildings starting Monday, March … more
PROVIDENCE – Two persons with underlying medical conditions are the first Rhode Islanders to die from COVID-related illness, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) confirmed Saturday, … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — As the weather improves and the temptation increases to gather in larger numbers increases along with it, Mayor Bob DaSilva issued an order Friday evening, March 27, … more
Governor Gina Raimondo has had a heap of criticism regarding her administration of the state. Since the buck stops with her, the negative critiques were warranted. Even her most vehement detractors, … more
I’m sure you’ve heard the idiom “Eat your greens” or perhaps the phrase from the beloved cartoon character Popeye “I eats my spinach. I’m strong to the finish. … 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.