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“The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox expect to build a Providence Stadium with their own funds.” — Providence Journal 2/25/15; Kate Bramson, reporter “They plan to build … more
Kudos to General Treasurer Seth Magaziner for coming up with 2 great proposals, one of which would strengthen municipal pensions and the other which stimulates loans to small Rhode Island businesses. … more
Baseball is back on the political agenda in Rhode Island again this year. After spending much of 2016 assuring fans that the PawSox were committed to Pawtucket — and to Rhode Island — the … more
Now, we learn that Larry Lucchino and company want to have taxpayers build a new stadium for the Pawsox team. It is a sleight of hand. The state will construct the stadium (projected in one study at … more
Straight Up The MiddleBy Cara CromwellA lull for boo-birdsOne thing that’s particularly fun about the first few weeks of the baseball season is the spirited back-and-forth taunting between fans … more
Some folks think that the panhandlers on corner streets are a threat to society. They see these mostly-displaced veterans, mentally ill folks, alcohol-dependent people and, yes, sometimes con … more
My son, T.J., is 16 years old. He has autism. He celebrates World Autism Awareness Day as if it’s his own day, just for him. Which I love.  Over the years, his confidence has grown so … more
Baseball is back! Every year Opening Day (and yes, I capitalize it like a holiday) brings a renewed sense of hope to fans around the world. It’s the time when every team has an even shot at the … more
Kudos to Governor Gina Raimondo for proposing sound ethics legislation. Her bills include barring anyone with overdue campaign fines from running for office and one for auditing 25 percent of all … more
I don’t want to be a millennial. Alas, I don’t have a choice in the matter. We get a bad rap. I’m part of a generation who has one foot in an analog world and the other in digital. … more
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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.