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The big news in local college basketball ever since games were halted for precautionary measures due to the COVID-19 virus is that former St. Andrew’s School great Brycen Goodine has … more
Westport organic farmer and ‘seed saver’ Bill Braun will soon be sub-leasing space at Westport Town Farm. The Board of Selectmen approved the arrangement unanimously at its March 2 … more
Bristol now has two police departments. In reaction to the Covid-19 crisis, the department has been split in two, north and south, with two units operating independently of each other. The bold … more
Monday, March 16 A caller from the Boat House Restaurant reported at 11:45 a.m. that a buoy out on the water is sinking. The harbormaster said that the buoy will be removed soon. Tuesday, March … more
In a historic "virtual" meeting closed to the public but live-streamed over the Internet, the Bristol Warren Joint Finance Committee on Wednesday night unanimously approved $40.275 million … more
PROVIDENCE — Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott announced new guidelines issued by the Department of Business Regulation for retailers and grocers as part of the … more
Citing significantly impacted operations due to Covid-19, on Friday Roger Williams University notified approximately 170 dining services and 12 shuttle personnel that they will be placed on a … more
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island will receive $1.25 billion from the $2 trillion federal stimulus package agreed to by Congress earlier Wednesday, March 25, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced during her daily … more
Little Compton today (Wednesday, March 25) asked that all visitors to town from outside the state, even if homeowners here, self-quarantine for 14 days. The statement, signed by Robert Mushen, … more
The PTO at Sowams School in Barrington is offering fun ideas to families as they cope with the limitations imposed as part of the coronavirus pandemic. "Chalk Your Walk" encourages families to … 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.