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 …
Avoid 'more of the same,' Portsmouth Abbey graduates told

PORTSMOUTH — Dr. John Malcolm McCardell, Jr., who delivered the commencement address to 91 graduates of Portsmouth Abbey School Sunday, compared life’s journey after high school to a …

East Providence Police investigate Citizens Bank robbery

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred on Thursday, May 23, at approximately 5 p.m. at the Citizens Bank branch, 622 Taunton …

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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.