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PORTSMOUTH — The sun is shining brightly Monday afternoon, as dozens of student athletes from Portsmouth High School start making their way over to practice after school.  more
PORTSMOUTH — After running the figures again, the School Department is reporting a further reduction in the number of students opting for full distance learning as opposed to the … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations, chambers of commerce municipalities, merchant associations, downtown improvement … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 32-year-old Newport woman was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 22, and charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance. While on patrol in the area of Route 24 … more
PORTSMOUTH — John McDaid had just started working on a solo acoustic album when music venues shut for the pandemic. With musicians facing tough economic times, he re-envisioned the project … more
PORTSMOUTH — Imagine hopping on your bicycle and safely sharing a busy Portsmouth roadway with motorists, pedestrians, and people using walkers or wheelchairs. more
PORTSMOUTH — So how do you hold a computer class outdoors? It’s simple, as long as students stay close enough to the school building. “They need the WiFi,” said … more
PORTSMOUTH — A home along the Sakonnet River at 10 Sea Stones Drive has sold for $3.32 million. According to data available from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service, … more
PORTSMOUTH — Three family members from Tiverton were charged with assault in connection with a reported fight that took place Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 1 Lagoon Drive. Officers responded to the … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday unanimously approved a contract with Bristol-based American Broadband to use town property to erect a 70-foot, free-standing antenna tower in order to … 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.