Police: Providence man had stolen clothes in his car

A routine traffic stop led to an interesting discovery for Barrington police on Wednesday, Nov. 6. An officer was on routine patrol at about 2 a.m. when he spotted a vehicle swerving. The officer …
Good news, bad news for Bristol Warren in state assessments

The good news is that many Bristol Warren elementary students are performing well. “The students at Rockwell [Elementary School], in particular are performing well, evidenced by the number one …

Little Compton Historical Society wins national award

Two Rhode Island history organizations received a 2019 Leadership in History Award of Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). Little Compton Historical …

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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.