For private schools, enrollment growth is a pandemic silver lining

While the global pandemic made a mess of just about everything everywhere, it had a hidden benefit for private schools — it boosted their enrollments. Admissions directors at numerous …
Ethics commission sides with LC solicitor
The Rhode Island Ethics Commission has ruled that attorney Anthony Desisto’s role as independent legal counsel for the state … Read More
Tensions rise over Tiverton School Resource Officer MOU
A dispute between Tiverton school and town officials regarding provisions within a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the … Read More
Inspired choice for Tiveton's Teacher of the Year
Inspiration can move in all sorts of ways. For Staci Del Deo, her desire to teach ebbed and flowed, and it wasn’t until … Read More
Lee: A swell beach day in Little Compton
Hurricane Lee is tracking well offshore, sparing the Farm Coast much of its wrath. But surfers came out in numbers to South Shore … Read More
New Little Compton farm aims for local
Those well-versed in the goings-on of Little Compton may have noticed a new barn crop up over the last year along the part of Long … Read More
New URI study finds extensive microplastics in Narragansett Bay
Two University of Rhode Island researchers estimate that the top 5 centimeters (2 inches) of the floor of Narragansett Bay now contain … Read More
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Aldens still sailing Little Compton native Mara Lozier Shore grew up working on and sailing the family boat, Elisha , with her dad, Peter Lozier. He had bought the Alden-made Sakonnet when she was six years old.  …
Tigers hopeful despite 21-0 loss to Huskies in injury fund game The Tiverton football is hopeful for a big season despite their 21-0 loss to Division III Mt. Hope in the annual injury fund game at Barrington on Thursday night.   Tigers’ head coach …
Letter: Leave those tree snags alone!

As Hurricane Lee passed by this weekend, it left behind a variety of trees that have been uprooted or completely fallen as a result of the wind. Trees are the stalwarts of our New England landscape, …

Severe weather creates an array of problems for municipal leaders

Amo is the new rising star in R.I. politics

Letter: Confused seasons along the Back 40

Letter: Can’t support your dubious CD1 endorsement

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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.