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With great enthusiasm, Town Meeting voters in Westport approved an ‘agri-tourism’ measure a couple of years back that would allow all sorts of fun on farms. They did it because farmers say … more
Roger Williams University’s pursuit of the gorgeous Wind Hill estate makes perfect sense for the university. It makes things uncomfortable for the rest of Bristol. With its location directly … more
There seems to be no end to the downtown streetscape improvements in Barrington — titled "Village Center Connectivity" — which have resulted in detours, construction zones, orange … more
Not long ago, it would have been difficult to believe Bristol was home to one of the highest-performing schools in Rhode Island. Though these were never considered “bad” schools, they … more
They meet with open doors, in a public space that is open to all, but Barrington School Committee meetings have never felt very open. This was magnified last Thursday night, when a group of … more
It’s not clear if the word “deregionalize” was coined in Bristol, but it might as well have been. Though not an officially recognized word in the English language, folks in Bristol … more
September is going to be a big month for Barrington. Organizers of the Barrington 300 celebration — the 300th anniversary of the founding of Barrington — have planned two great events … more
Brown University is under a microscope here, with minority groups, media outlets and internet bullies waiting to see how they will respond to the Pokanoket encampment on their Bristol property. It … more
Police officers serve a critical role in any community, protecting the public, investigating and preventing crime, keeping the roads safe for drivers and pedestrians … pretty much ensuring … more
It’s often said freedom isn’t free. The right to speak out against those in power, move around on a whim, and generally live our lives the way we see fit is often taken for granted, as … 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.