New Year’s Day road race celebrates 32nd running

The “Hangover Classic” has been a New Year’s Day tradition for 32 years. The race is a classic-style road race that lets runners start the year off on the right foot. The flat and fast course is through Colt State Park, along Bristol Harbor and beautiful Poppasquash Road.
Upcoming Events

Pictures from Photos with Santa are up

The photos are available for viewing, sharing and purchase!!! Celebrate the season with Santa! Join St. Nick at the 18th Annual Photos with Santa Sponsored by Gil's Appliance at the Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol.

East Bay Restaurant Week is Nov. 11-20

Sweet Start Smackdown is Nov 18. Experience the beautiful waterfront and historic neighborhoods of East Bay, RI, and southeastern Massachusetts, while enjoying the diverse cuisine of the area's best restaurants.

Honor first responders at 9/11 5k in Bristol

The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping …

RI Private School Fair is Sept. 24

The 2016 Rhode Island Private School Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM at the Agawam Hunt Club in Rumford, RI.

SheShe — A girls night out

Looking for a fun, fabulous night out with your girlfriends? We’ve got you covered. Join East Bay Events on the breathtaking grounds of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum in Bristol, …

Scholar athletes to be recognized at awards banquet

The Rhode Island Scholar Athlete Committee is pleased to announce the Second Annual Rhode Island Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Rhode Island. High school athletic directors from across Rhode Island have selected 75 well-rounded student-athletes to be honored during the awards dinner presented by Bank Newport.
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Sea to Table Tasting

Take an epicurean tour of the sea, East Bay style. Rhode Island is home to a thriving seafood culture and industry with a deep heritage and bright future. Spend an evening sampling the harvest from some of the richest waters in the world — or as we like to call it, our backyard. Join us at The Barn at historic Mount Hope Farm for a night of locally-sourced seafood, craft beer and wine.

Things to do
They'll be diving for the dogs in Portsmouth on Jan. 1

PORTSMOUTH — The New Year’s Day polar plunge in Island Park is going to the dogs. All the money that’s raised for the annual dive, set for noon on Sunday, Jan. 1 across from …

Enjoying ‘lobster’ on a cod budget

Back Eddy: We dare you!

Visiting Bristol: Not just a summertime activity

Vigil to remember Claire Randall

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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.