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.
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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.

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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

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

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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.