Kayakers retracing Barton’s 1777 raid to land in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — As they did last summer, a group six kayakers plan to embark from Warwick Neck en route to Weaver Cove in Portsmouth on Wednesday, July 24, to retrace the route of Continental Army …
St. Anthony’s Feast procession in Portsmouth marches back in time

PORTSMOUTH — For years it was one of the shortest “parades” on record: A leisurely stroll starting from the Portsmouth Portuguese American Citizens Club (PPACC), up Power Street, …

Heat is on the menu as Quahog Fest comes to Warren this weekend

Get ready for a hot one. The 37th annual Warren Quahog, Seafood and Arts Festival is on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, at Burr’s Hill Park, Water Street. It's predicted to be the hottest …

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Portsmouth sports camps/clinics keep skills sharp

PORTSMOUTH — Tennis and volleyball are not easy sports to master. And even you’re adept at either one, your skill levels can quickly fade if you’ve been away from the court for too …

Portsmouth Police establishes new motorcycle unit

PORTSMOUTH — Call it Portsmouth's own version of “CHiPs.” The Portsmouth Police Department has established a new, two-person motorcycle unit that’s intended to improve its …

Portsmouth gives retiring Police Chief Lee a stylish sendoff

PORTSMOUTH — The ceremony, planned a couple of weeks in advance, was supposed to have started at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, in front of the police station. But at 9:50, when two …

Portsmouth Police stay busy with alleged DWIs, assaults

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week. Monday, July 1 Raymond T. Walker, 36, of 52 Roberts St., Woonsocket, was arrested on …

Picnicking on Park Avenue in Portsmouth (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Despite postponing the event 24 hours due to the threat of thunderstorms on Saturday, a big crowd turned out for Sunday’s second annual Park Avenue Picnic at Thriving …

Residents criticize parking rules at McCorrie Point, Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Carolann Ferrell Silvia is a fifth generation McCorrie Point resident who says her family has been using the neighborhood beach for nearly 100 years. “We’ve …
Obituaries
Eileen K. Kenney, 68, Bristol

Eileen K. Kenney, 68, of Bristol passed on Friday, July 12, 2019 surrounded by her loving family and friends following a three-week illness. She was the daughter of the late Domenic J. Kenney and …

Gabriel T. Littlefield, 10, Portsmouth

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

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Portsmouth women’s co-op to release book at Blithewold, Bristol

PORTSMOUTH — Honoring a memory through the art of pastry, connecting cultures by way of traditional cuisine. Finding strength in unexpected places, unearthing the courage to start all over …

Where to see the rockets’ red glare in Portsmouth

‘Grease’ is the word in Island Park, Portsmouth on Saturday

Navy musicians to play free concert in Portsmouth on June 28

Act II of play about opioid abuse comes to Portsmouth High

Opinion
Editorial: Cut our sports?!

Over in Warwick the school committee played the sports card recently and, no surprise, it worked to perfection. As Tiverton, Portsmouth, most districts that have used it know, this most potent and …

Editorial: Striped bass penalties aren’t tough enough

Letter: Jim Taricani — His pursuit of truth made us all proud

Letter: Regionalization would lead to tax hike, teacher abuse

Editorial: Trump’s coal theatrics

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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.