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EAST PROVIDENCE — Though the first two years were nothing to sneeze at, the third edition of “the looff: East Providence Arts Festival” sponsored by the East Providence Arts Council to be held … 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
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
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
Pumpkin growers from across New England will be chasing a world record when they converge on Frerichs Farm Saturday for the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ annual weigh-off, … 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
Jennifer Cahoon held the grand opening for her new art gallery HeARTspot Art Center and Gallery in East Providence Wednesday afternoon and showcased some of her own artwork on display. Paintings … 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 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
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
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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.