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It’s been more than a week since the Red Sox were eliminated from the playoffs, swept by the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS, and I’ll admit that I am still recovering. It was depressing to … more
Regular readers may recall that my mathematician pal, Ted Hahn, correctly predicted the Elorza victory over former mayor, Buddy Cianci. When everyone was predicting that Trump would drop out he said … more
Kudos to General Treasurer Seth Magaziner for finally seeing the light and cutting more than half of the state pension’s investment in hedge funds. I have written several columns, including … more
I get emotional about the Red Sox. I curse when they lose and jump up and down when they win, so it was for the best that I was alone at home when Sunday’s pregame featured the culmination of … more
I talked to a man in Touisset last week who told me he felt it was important to develop and foster pride in the community.  I could not agree more.   In my two years on Council I have … more
Two years ago, the constituents of District 68 (Bristol/Warren) did not get a choice of who their Representative in the General Assembly would be ... the incumbent Rep. ran unopposed. On November 8th … more
  For the past two weeks I’ve written about the problem of empty storefronts on Main Street. I focus on this issue because it is one of the biggest concerns of residents. People … more
The issue of raising the minimum wage is often viewed, mistakenly, as a solution to poverty.  Proponents of such legislation, like my opponent Jason Knight, claim doing so will allow the … more
As a Warren small business owner of over 13 years, I have had the unique opportunity to see the success and struggle of so many, from long established merchants and restaurants to brand new start … more
Dozens of times during the past 30 days I have spoken with supporters of either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. What amazes me is the blind allegiance each camp has to its candidate. Regardless of … 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.