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Little Compton's "Back 40" writer lays down her pen

Sidney Tynan answered the phone Monday morning with the joy and enthusiasm typical of her many letters to the Sakonnet Times brimming in her voice — “I’m doing just fine,” she …
Tiverton taxes set to rise just over 3 percent
Tiverton property taxes are expected to rise just over three percent under a $58.6 million budget tentatively approved Saturday. … Read More
Providence Country Day School celebrates Class of 2024
EAST PROVIDENCE — The weather was perfect Wednesday, June 12, during commencement for the graduates in the Senior Class of 2024 at … Read More
Reclaiming a piece of greenery at Portsmouth High School
PORTSMOUTH — It’s an oasis you can’t even see from the school’s parking lot.   But for many Portsmouth High School … Read 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.