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Showing off what they can do in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Middle School already knew it had the goods. So why not show them off a little? Read More
Connor Peckham remembered at Portsmouth dedication ceremony
PORTSMOUTH — Adrianna Duarte, a student at Portsmouth High School, remembered the first time she met Connor Peckham as a preschooler … Read More
Suicidal juvenile thwarted from attempted Mt. Hope Bridge jump
PORTSMOUTH — A juvenile was prevented from jumping from the Mt. Hope Bridge by police and several citizens Sunday night, Dec. … Read More
Santa gets snowy welcome at library after Portsmouth firefighters’ escort
PORTSMOUTH — Santa Claus made his annual pilgrimage to the Portsmouth Free Public Library and was greeted like a rock star Sunday … Read More
Portsmouth pours it on in 2nd half to beat Middletown, 27-19
PORTSMOUTH — On a cold, wind-swept field, the Portsmouth High School varsity football team showed plenty of grit in bouncing back … Read More
Can bridge barriers save lives?
Bristol resident Bryan Ganley was about 21 years old when he got a late night call from his best friend, who said he wanted to end his … Read More
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Obituaries
Isabel “Betty” A. Pacheco, 86, Portsmouth Isabel “Betty” A. Pacheco, 86, of 44 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI passed away on Thursday November 7, 2019, at the Grand Islander, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late …
Benjamin Viera, 86, Portsmouth Benjamin Viera, age 86, longtime resident of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on Oct. 27, 2019 in Fall River, Mass. He was the husband of the late Helen Louise (Silvia) Viera. Benjamin was born in …
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Portsmouth can’t get offense going in Super Bowl showdown PORTSMOUTH — Few people expected the Patriots to defeat powerhouse Hendricken — a private school that can recruit football players from all over Rhode Island — in the Division I Super Bowl Saturday at Cranston Stadium.
Portsmouth girls advance to semis in D-2 volleyball playoffs PORTSMOUTH — It took a little while for the Patriots to get in gear, but once they did they remained in cruise control against Exeter/West Greenwich Friday night. The Portsmouth High …
Gallery: East Providence-Portsmouth boys' soccer playoffs PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth and East Providence High School recently met in a Division I boys' soccer playoff contest won by the host Patriots, 3-1. Portsmouth advanced to the quarterfinals a few …
Opinion
Letter: For our Republic’s sake, we must stand United To the editor: I would like to thank the patriotic American who put the United States and Rhode Island flags and the "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" banner on the overpasses on Route 24. It is …
Letter: More transparency on west side plans, please To the editor: The lack of transparency about the plan for Aquidneck Island’s west side, including the toxic Navy tank farm area, continues. Remember, last May, the Aquidneck Island …
Letter: The paper continues its history of anti-union views There are certain recurring things in life that you can always set your clock by, such as long lines at the mall on Black Friday, hot and humid weather in July, and of course a regular bashing of …
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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.