Portsmouth High girls set record, earn All-American honors

PORTSMOUTH — Four members of the Portsmouth High School girls’ track team earned All-American honors when they set a new Rhode Island record in the distance medley relay. Nikki …
Portsmouth brewery purchases Van Hof property for $1.25 million

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.

R.I. Capitol Police launches recruitment campaign

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 …

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Reise, Shers win seats on Portsmouth water board

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 …

Prudence Islanders demand more funding for volunteer fire dept.

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 …

Portsmouth Police deal with DWI, assault, disorderly charges

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 …

Portsmouth council hears protest over west side panel makeup

PORTSMOUTH — The recent appointment of two School Committee members to the West Side Development Advisory Committee violated the town’s own rules on hirings, the president of …

They’re being Great for Nate again on Saturday in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The second annual Be Great for Nate Night promises to be bigger and better than ever, according to Steven Peterson, program director of Every Student Initiative (ESI).  ESI …

Portsmouth takes action to address vandalism at beach, park

PORTSMOUTH — The town has taken steps in hopes of curbing the rise of vandalism and abuse at Sandy Point Beach, Glen Park and McCorrie Point. “People are deliberately damaging the …
Gabriel T. Littlefield, 10, Portsmouth

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 …

Laurence Tonne Jr., 100, Portsmouth

Elizabeth Howland Kear, 64, of Prudence Island

Kenneth H. Brockway, 78, Portsmouth

Margaret G. Jones, 76, Portsmouth

Connor Andrew Peckham, 18, Portsmouth

Ronald L. Molleur, 82, Portsmouth

Tyler G. Quintal-Mendonsa, 21, Portsmouth

Letter: Council ignored islanders on public safety funding

To the editor: On Wednesday, June 12, the Portsmouth Town council held a public hearing on the FY 2020 town budget. The council chambers were filled with many Prudence Island residents who …

Letter: Portsmouth Republican party hijacked by radical activists

Letter: Where are your flags?

Letter: For our planet, these numbers we dare not ignore

Letter: The funny thing about the truth ...

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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.