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TIVERTON — The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced late Tuesday that mosquitoes trapped in Tiverton became the first sample to … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva announced earlier this week two hire to key positions in his administration as Sarah K. Frew becomes the city’s new tax assessor and Laura … more
PORTSMOUTH — Brennan Seibert did something Tuesday morning that many believed was not possible: He convinced more than 50 teenagers to haul themselves out of bed and get themselves to the … more
A team of first responders searched sections of the Barrington River on Monday night and Tuesday morning, Sept. 2 and 3, after a motorist reported seeing someone jump from the bridge. According to … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ volleyball program, now in its 10th season under the direction of head coach Alex Butler, met its annual goal of at least reaching the … more
Although he didn’t get to toss back a pint at the end of the race, Portsmouth resident James McCarron III, 13, placed first overall in the 11th annual Finish for a Guinness 5K Sunday in Warren. … more
Barrington native and current Pawtucket Red Sox pitcher Trevor Kelley had the chance to congratulate the Barrington U12 All-Star baseball team on Saturday night, Aug. 31.  Kelley, a … more
The second annual Barrington Day of Caring will be held on Monday, Oct. 14 (Columbus Day). Town officials are seeking volunteers for the community-wide event which is designed to bring help to … more
On a rainy week of summer vacation, a group of enthusiastic Mt. Hope students got a taste of what's in store for them in a college level applied math curriculum. The students participated in a … more
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft called “all stars” of another sort onto the field at Foxborough on August 20 to honor them for their long-time commitment to volunteering. Dr. Timothy … 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.