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EAST PROVIDENCE — At the January 21 meeting of the body, Ward 4 Councilor Ricardo Mourato took a light-hearted approach to a serious public safety issue encouraging residents to prominently … more
Westport beat West Bridgewater 73-61 iun a jam-packed home game Friday night. The Wildcats have won six in a row and sport an overall record of 8-2. The team is now 1-0 in Mayflower League play.  more
To the editor: Is Rite Aid/ Walgreen's closing? I have heard that it is because of lighted signage that Walgreens wants to put up outside the store which seems to be a problem with local official … more
The Barrington High School girls basketball team build a 23-11 halftime lead against Cranston West on Saturday, Jan. 18, and held on for a 40-38 victory. The win improved the Eagles' record to 2-4 … more
The Mt. Hope wrestling team beat East Providence, 60-12, but fell to Cumberland, 39-30, and Hope, 34-26, during a quad meet at East Providence on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Huskies’ record dropped to 5-4 in Division I and 16-6 overall.  more
Arts Alive! will begin its 11th season with performances of Shrek the Musical, Jr. later this month. Students from Hampden Meadows School will perform the humorous production on Friday, Saturday … more
PORTSMOUTH — A Windstone Drive resident, whose 80-pound Labrador retriever was brutally mauled by a coyote Tuesday night, is warning others to take extra precautions to keep their pets … more
Olga (Teixeira) Luiz, 94, of Everett Avenue passed away on Jan. 20, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Manor. She was the wife of the late Manuel Luiz. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Manuel … more
During his Westport visit last week, Michael Cahill, director of the animal health program at the Mass. Department of Agricultural Resources, said he sees serious problems with the way animal cruelty … more
To the editor: In some ways, it seems long ago, but May 16, 2018, sticks out in all the political turmoil of the past couple years.  I spent much of the day in the hospital with a family … 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.