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Since the election, the news has been full of rumors, fake articles and some legitimate information about President-elect Trump’s cabinet picks as well as the transition itself. It seems as if … more
To the editor: Barrington is on its way to becoming a “Rhode Island Energy Champion” and we need your help! Earlier this year the Barrington Town Council passed a resolution … more
With the support of a 5-0 vote for Mayor James Briden and Assistant Mayor Robert Britto, your newly elected City Council placed their faith in them to issue us forward with an honest, balanced, and … more
Transparency. I was elected by the people to bring transparency to our City Government. I was informed on Friday that all of the appointments had been decided and were final. I have to question the … more
November is a dark month for baseball fans. It’s too early to talk about spring training and the hot stove isn’t even warm—there’s just not that much to say right now. Rather … more
I have a soft spot for the Rhode Island Board of Elections. My father was on it at the time of his death. Then-Governor Dennis J. Roberts appointed my mother to fill out his term of office. I … more
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
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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.