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Another state election has come and gone and the status quo remains with the Democratic Party firmly in control of the state house and with a spending bond binge having been approved by the voters. … more
Regardless of how you feel about the outcome of the election, we have a new President of the United States. You might find him repugnant, you may find him to be a breath of fresh air. Either way, as … more
One day a few years ago, my son Peter was bossing the hell out of his brother TJ. At the time, when TJ would get frustrated and blow up, he would run out of the house and threaten to take off. … more
“Slow down , you move too fast” should become the anthem of the Raimondo administration. The push to roll out initiatives has not left many Rhode Islanders feeling groovy. There seems to … more
Rhode Island's voter rolls contain as many as 189,000 more names than they should, says a Providence Journal analysis. That is a huge discrepancy, given the fact that the base should be about 592,672 … more
As I write this, the world of baseball is preparing for a massive celebration in one Midwestern city as another will be mired in misery for at least another year. Candidates across the United States … more
Even though there’s no baseball being played in New England right now, I have been glued to the playoffs and will be thrilled to watch an Indians-Cubs World Series. I’m sure I am not the … more
Dear Neighbors,Halloween is coming! And since we live in suburbia-o-rama, where cars drive in from other areas to enjoy our perfect-for-tricks-and-treats neighborhood, you all are about to … more
Recently, a friend was bemoaning the fact that his support of Donald Trump’s candidacy was causing a rupture in his marriage. Would that his experience was a totally unique one. Regrettably, … more
Promissory notes can be a valuable tool in Medicaid planning, as illustrated by a recent federal district court case. Using promissory notes in Medicaid planning when a spouse needs long term care … 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.