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It’s popular among some to blame Mexico for most everything lately but we share responsibility with our neighbor to the south for the demise of the monarch butterfly. Which is why a roadside … more
The East Providence School Committee, and by extension the administrative team led by Superintendent Kathryn Crowley, deserves to be lauded for how it has conducted itself to date as it puts together … more
Anyone who has ever driven down Hope Street after mid-afternoon is well aware of the congestion on the two-lane road.  The problem is not unique to Bristol; it is endemic in the East Bay, … more
Angus Davis was enjoying a typical Tuesday evening, reading his young kids a bedtime story before tucking them in for the night. Then the screaming started. “My wife said … more
Overshadowed by the gruesome stories and pictures of animal abuse in Westport has been the extraordinary effort by groups and individuals. Bright lights are too many to mention but here are a … more
It was predictable as a summer heatwave and the accompanying humidity, as a late day thunderstorm in July or August. And sadly, here in East Providence, it was inevitable. It was really only a matter … more
Standing on the fountain in Independence Park. Strolling along the dock near the Prudence Island Ferry. Waiting to pray outside First Congregational Church.You just never know where a monster is … more
A couple weeks from now, more than 500 extreme obstacle course racers will descend on Bristol Town Beach and Colt State Park for the Trident Race, a four-mile run through the parks with 17 obstacles … more
Nobody was hurt and the cows made it to safety which is the only glimmer of good news to come from last week's Westport fire that leveled two barns and a big part of what was once a thriving dairy … more
The stripes are on the road, flags and bunting are on buildings all over town, and music fills the air every night from Independence Park. Bristol’s biggest party is underway, and with the Fourth … 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.