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Ashley Kalus’ media buy is a knockout

Since she is an unknown candidate in the gubernatorial race, Republican Ashley Kalus  has commenced a media buy in order to get name recognition. One campaign ad shows her as a boxer (with …

Letter: Opposed to taxpayer funding for abortion on …

I am writing in strong opposition to taxpayer funding for abortion on demand in Rhode Island.  There is a bill in the state legislature (S2549 and H7442) which will allocate your tax dollars …

Portsmouth remains undefeated in D-2 girls’ lacrosse

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High girls’ varsity lacrosse team kept on its winning ways with an impressive 17-3 win against Mt. Hope at home on Thursday, May 12. The victory …

Letter: Patience! Spring, and life, is returning

To the editor: It was such a long wet winter that the fields couldn’t be mowed until a few weeks ago. This did not please my beautiful pheasant and he fled next door where there was a nice …

Portsmouth: HUD demands Quaker Manor ownership change

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Housing Authority (PHA) will eventually be getting “out of the ownership and management business,” its chairman told tenants of Quaker Manor/Quaker …

Portsmouth: Carnegie Harbor Drive lot fetches $2 …

PORTSMOUTH — Residential Properties Ltd. (RPL) has announced the sale of a vacant lot on Carnegie Harbor Drive for $2 million — the highest vacant land sale in Rhode Island this …

Portsmouth residents still seek clarity on solar …

PORTSMOUTH — Some abutters to existing or proposed commercial solar facilities still want clarification on the town’s solar ordinance, despite a public hearing last fall during which the …

Portsmouth beats Barrington for 4th straight victory …

BARRINGTON — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity lacrosse team won its fourth straight game on Friday when it defeated Barrington, 10-7, on the road.

Portsmouth water board OKs budget with 6.5% increase

PORTSMOUTH — The Administrative Board for the Portsmouth Water and Fire District approved a $5.23 million operating budget for its 2023 fiscal year that began on May 1, representing an increase …
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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.