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PORTSMOUTH — Ragged Island Brewing is now the official owner of the former Van Hof property on Bristol Ferry Road, where the business intends to relocate next year. more
PROVIDENCE — A recruitment campaign for new Capitol Police Officers begins June 16, Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of … more
To the editor, Thank you to the voters that recently supported me for another three-year term as treasurer of the Portsmouth Water and Fire District. I will try to validate your … more
PORTSMOUTH — The results are in: A new moderator was elected to the Administrative Board of the Portsmouth Water and Fire District Wednesday, June 12, and its treasurer retained his … more
PORTSMOUTH — Prudence Island residents flooded Town Hall Wednesday night, demanding the Town Council restore about $80,000 in requested funding for its volunteer fire department they said … more
PAWTUCKET — The Division I state championship best-of-three final round series between Bishop Hendricken and LaSalle played last week at McCoy Stadium had a distinct East Bay flavor, including … more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report. Wednesday, May 29 Emily C. Tucker, 28, of 2340 East Main Road, was charged with leaving the scene of … more
Gabriel T. Littlefield, 10, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on June 5, 2019. Gabe was born in Newport, R.I. to Michael Littlefield and S. Michelle (Levesque) Littlefield of Portsmouth Gabe … more
Laurence Tonne Jr., 100, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away peacefully on June 9, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. Laurence was born April 28, 1919, in New York, N.Y., to Laurence G. … 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.