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By the time you read this you may know whether President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency in order to scoop up some of the $20 billion of excess funds out of the Pentagon budget in … more
Like most people, I love the idea of a new year. Symbolically, it reminds us of the fact that we made it through another year and that we have a future where we can change things, well, mostly about … more
Happy New Year! That’s all I really wanted to say in this first column of 2019. I wanted it to be “nice”. GRRR! It can’t be, though, because of the nonsense of East Greenwich … more
The pregnant woman walked alongside the donkey which carried her husband, Joseph’s, carpenter tools. Occasionally, she rode on the donkey while Joseph hauled the instruments and pieces of wood … more
Hasbro has apparently sent a shiver up the spines of the City of Pawtucket and state leaders. Its Board of Directors is contemplating a move out of Pawtucket and, perhaps, out of the state. The … more
Rhode Islanders learned something officially which we knew all along: the school system is failing our children. In a demographic comparison, i.e. economically poorer areas to our economically poorer … more
Sometimes I think that too many folks have lost their moral compass. It is particularly disturbing when the people involved are supposed to be role models for children. When those very children are … more
Notwithstanding the fact that my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, is now in the rear view mirror, nonetheless, the sentiments of that day perdure. I am still suffused with gratitude for the examples … more
There just isn’t any other way to put it: the Republicans got trumped in the November 2018 elections. Trump is the right verb. The President ‘s rhetoric scared many unaffiliated voters … more
Most people concede that incivility has reached epidemic proportions. In fact, many complain that the lack of civility has stymied efforts to achieve viable solutions to the nation’s and, … 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.