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EAST PROVIDENCE — The fact that the Weaver Farmers Market is about to begin its sixth season with its 2019 debut set for Thursday evening, June 20, shows it truly follows the credo of promoting the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Culinary delights are on order this weekend in city as two local organizations plan competitions, the Rumford Lions Club hosting its inaugural “Lasagna Cook Off” on Friday … more
After towering over Mt. Hope Bay for a decade, the bells toll this weekend for the two massive Brayton Point power plant cooling towers, which are scheduled to be imploded at approximately 8 a.m. … more
NEWPORT — A special night of music, stories and celebration to benefit Common Fence Music and its acclaimed local concert series is on Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Casino … more
Up until now, Wacom has dominated the drawing tablet industry. Professionals and hobbyists alike have been stuck with only one option. But thats starting to change. Companies like Apple, Huion, … more
PORTSMOUTH — Get into the holiday spirit this Saturday, Dec. 8, with The Sweetback Sisters’ 10th annual Country Christmas Singalong at the Portsmouth High School auditorium, 120 … more
NEWPORT — One of Common Fence Music’s most impressive lineup of singer-songwriters will be sharing the stage Saturday night, Nov. 3, for the second annual Fall Moon Festival. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The “little engine that could” or more aptly “the little weekly gathering that could” marks a noteworthy achievement this year as the Weaver Library Farmers Market … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Crescent Park Looff Carousel “Cruise Nights” weekly classic car show has started for the season. The Cruise Nights run each Saturday from 4 p.m. to dusk. Events last … more
This is one of my husband’s favorite desserts. I will make some for Easter because they’re such a light pastry, making them perfect after a big meal.My mother had the recipe for ages and … 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.