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The Paquachuck Inn has served drinks to thirsty fishermen and been a Westport Point gathering place for a good part of its 192-year history and it would be a shame to see that tradition come to an … more
The Bristol Warren Regional School District has a new (permanent) superintendent, and most people will not be surprised to see it’s the guy who’s been at the forefront of district … more
Once again, Barrington students have distinguished themselves as some of the best in the nation. This time, it is for STEM. On Friday, the district announced that Barrington High School was ranked … more
The revised plan for Silver Creek Bridge replacement is great news for Bristol. There won’t be a total blockade of the downtown district; vehicles will continue to pass in one direction at all … more
Cheers to the Kickemuit Middle School PTO, students and hundreds of residents from these towns for coming together and providing the financial aid needed to continue Nature’s Classroom, a … more
Barrington has been home to the premiere school district in Rhode Island for decades. This newspaper has felled a forest of trees celebrating the incredible accomplishments of this district, its … more
At 210 feet long with 53 foot beam, the big ship that squeezed past Stone Bridge and into Tiverton Basin last week looked out of place and far too big for such close confines. Maybe it’s in … more
If analysts did a deep dive into student test score data, they could make a credible argument that Rockwell Elementary School in Bristol is the best school in the entire state of Rhode … more
In their efforts to placate some unhappy farmers, Westport boards need to make sure that any Keeping of Animals Registry they agree upon actually accomplishes what it is supposed to. At their most … more
Students in Westport, Mass., were asked recently whether they like the idea of school uniforms. The answer from 82 percent— a resounding No Thank You! No surprise there, nor was it … 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.