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 …
Portsmouth man allegedly hit woman in fight over video games

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week.

Cookies, pancakes, chainsaws and food processors on recall list

Each week the Personal Injury Law Offices of d’Oliviera & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that they feel the public should be …

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Portsmouth to pick up, recycle Christmas trees

PORTSMOUTH — After you’ve taken down all the lights and ornaments from your Christmas tree, let somebody else do the heavy lifting. The Department of Public Works (DPW) will pick …

Featured home: Waterfront Touisset property is entertainer's dream

Enjoy the privacy and remoteness of this updated, waterfront home in the Touisset area of Warren — not to mention breaktaking views from sunrise to sunset. Homeowners can enjoy sitting out …

Sign, sign, everywhere a RhodeWorks sign

PORTSMOUTH — They started sprouting up a couple of months ago: large blue road signs reminding drivers of the R.I. Department of Transportation’s (RIDOT) RhodeWorks project.

Portsmouth Middle School Glee Club spreads musical cheer

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Middle School Glee Club took its show on the road today as members performed a holiday program for an appreciative audience at Hathaway Elementary School. Club …

Hoping for a White Christmas in the East Bay? Keep dreaming

Residents in the East Bay hoping for a white Christmas are likely to be disappointed as temperatures are expected to remain above freezing this weekend. Christmas Eve won't be a dry day, but it …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in recent days in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 18 Robbins Drive — $540,000 61 Adams Point Road — $430,000 57 3rd St. — …
Obituaries
Harriet Hubbard, 78, Prudence Island

Harriet Hubbard, a recent resident of Prudence Island, died unexpectedly on October 15, 2016, at the age of 78. Harriet will always be loved and missed by her children and their spouses, John and …

Andrew E. Singleton, 43, Portsmouth

Frank E. Handy, 91, Portsmouth

Richard Newell Owen, 82, Prudence Island

Francis "Tut" Jamiel, Warren

Catherine (Kate) Agnes Grana, 66, Bristol

Raymond L. Malone, Little Compton

Claude Hubert “Corky” Carlile Jr., 60, Tiverton

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Enjoying ‘lobster’ on a cod budget

The New Year brings cold weather, quiet after the holiday revelry, and cutting back. After splurging on holiday presents, it’s time to tighten our budgets a little. This recipe for Mock Lobster …

Caroling by horseback in Portsmouth this Sunday

Portsmouth's Glen Manor hosts free open house on Sunday

Island Park history topic of illustrated lecture Dec. 15

Bake sale benefits Portsmouth Veterans Honor Roll Project

Opinion
Letter: Vote yes on Question 7

To the editor: There isn’t a need more basic than having a place to call home. Unfortunately, too many Rhode Islanders struggle to find a home or apartment that they can reasonably afford, …

Editorial: Vote YES on 6

Letter: Make a commitment to end domestic violence

Editorial: Face facts — Climate Change is real

Letter: Hey cartoonist, get some help

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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.