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PORTSMOUTH — In August 1778, the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Rhode Island was fought at Butts Hill Fort, now the largest remaining Revolutionary War fortification in southeastern New … more
Here's what's happening at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium this week. Explore the Estuary for Kids!Bring the kids to explore the amazing diversity of the estuary, from tidal creeks and salt … more
Here's what's happening at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium this week. All events will be held at the center at 1401 Hope St., Bristol; for registration and safety information visit … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Though a bit delayed, the seventh annual season of the Farmers Market on the Weaver Library grounds launched last week, Thursday, July 9, under slightly different conditions … more
PORTSMOUTH — Steve Sebolt says the teen summer camp he’s bringing to Glen Farm is not only ideal for kids who experience the same uneasiness he once did, it’s also the perfect … more
Think you can cook? Now’s the chance to have one of your family’s signature recipes appear on the menu at one of Warren’s most popular restaurants, Eli’s Kitchen. Eli Dunn … more
PORTSMOUTH — For the first time in a long time, there will be no Fourth of July fireworks set off from Escobar’s Highland Farm on Middle Road this year. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Public Library has confirmed the opening of the Weaver Library Farmers’ Market on Thursday, July 9. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Although the current … more
PORTSMOUTH — Later this month, movie-lovers will be able to watch a film at Glen Park without ever having to leave the comfort of their cars. more
Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery intends to reopen soon with sunset concerts but without tastings and tours. “We have been anxiously awaiting the governor's orders and have spent the … 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.