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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 … Read More
Sakonnet Peace Alliance: Bearing witness for 16 years running
LITTLE COMPTON — They’re still here, and they’re not going anywhere. On Sunday — nearly 900 Sundays after they first … Read More
Two charged with breaking into Westport vehicles
Two young Westport men were arrested early Tuesday, Nov. 12, after police say they were caught shortly after breaking into motor … Read More
Warren's Everett Pearson named to Sailing Hall of Fame
Rhode Island boat building pioneer Everett Pearson, whose ideas and innovations revolutionized the commercial cruising sailboat … Read More
Westport rule changes — jet skis, water skis, winter moorings
Westport’s Harbor Advisory Committee hopes for approval of rule changes that would impact jet skis, water skiers and those who keep … Read More
Selectmen approve Westport winery entertainment license
WESTPORT — After a few weeks to think things over, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on Monday, Oct. 28, to renew the … Read More
Eileen Martin, 94, Westport Eileen (Carvalho) Martin, 94, of Westport, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019, at Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late Ernest G. Martin. Mrs. Martin was born in Fall River, …
Rosalia Haire, 71, Fall River, formerly of Westport Rosalia (Cambra) Haire, 71, of Fall River, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital following a long illness. She was the wife of Henry H. Haire Jr. Mrs. Haire was born in …
Richard Burton Colby, 82, Barrington Richard Burton Colby, 82, died October 27, 2019, at home at Laurelmead in Providence. A lifelong Rhode Island resident, he lived in Barrington most of his life until moving to Laurelmead a few years …

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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.