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Kudos to Senator Dominick Ruggerio for pledging to seek the opinion of the Rhode Island Supreme Court about whether internet wagering on athletics requires voters’ approval. Yet, he should go a … more
The State’s Child Advocate has released a series of reports over the last two years documenting 11 child fatalities and 6 near fatalities due to abuse and neglect. Apparently, there are 14 … more
Is there ever going to be an infusion of guts into people who are supposed to look out for the public good when politicians go awry? The state Board of Elections wimped out when it came to its ruling … more
It takes a lot to shock most Rhode Islanders. Yet, the most recent antics by East Providence Councilmen Brian J. Faria, Joseph A. Botelho, Jr. and Councilwoman Anna M. Sousa truly make one gasp. It … more
The recently published book "The Art of the Swap" brings the Gilded Age to life for children in a fun and engaging way. Featuring a body-swapping, time-travelling plot, an art heist mystery, and … more
Happy 18th birthday T.J.!My sweet boy, you have been counting down the days to your 18th birthday since January 1 and it’s finally here! In honor of your big day, I wanted to make sure that you … more
Governor Gina Raimondo and Treasurer Seth Magaziner have made the case for a statewide investment in public school buildings. As both correctly note, the longer the wait the more expensive it will be … more
It was satisfying to learn that the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office has sent to the Rhode Island Supreme Court the matter relating to term lengths in East Providence. Due to the … more
Nobody could legitimately accuse Giovanni Feroce of thinking small. His penchant for bold, well thought-out ideas was fully evident in a prelude last week to his May 20th announcement as a Republican … more
There is legislation pending before the Rhode Island General Assembly which would allow the parole board to grant parole to anyone after 15 years behind bars if they committed the crimes before their … 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.