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EAST PROVIDENCE — “There is a god!” So said Ward 3 City Councilor Joe Botelho enthusiastically as one of his term-long aims, to see the dilapidated former residence near the intersection of … more
Claire A. Chartier, 77, of Barrington, passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at her home. She was the wife of Robert “Bob” Chartier.   Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of … more
For several years the Navy has been moving to divest some of their infrastructure and land holdings. They desire to transfer ownership of tank farms, Defense Highway and Stringham Road.  They … more
Letter to the Barrington School Committee: As a mom of three exhausted middle schoolers, a physician who takes care of many sleep-deprived teenagers and a supporter of the results of many … more
It’s a common trick of corporate lobbyists to refer to Burger King or Walmart as “small businesses.” They conflate the needs of mom-and-pop shops with those of gigantic corporations … more
Sixty-eight percent of U.S. households have at least one pet - including my household and our rescue dog Penny. We love our pets and since 2012 legislators have been taking advantage of that. The … more
The clouds were rolling in overhead, but Edward Redmond’s disposition was as sunny as ever as he strolled through the abandoned, disheveled interior of the Longfield estate last Thursday … more
A vibrant and healthy local business community provides many benefits and is important to our quality of life.  Among the ways businesses contribute to the Town are through payment of taxes and … more
Rhode Island public schools are in need of funding for repairs and new building construction in order to better serve students' needs. The General Assembly recently passed a $250 million school … more
You may not agree with me, but you’ll always know where I stand. One of the positives about being a Libertarian is that it’s a political philosophy based upon a very simple principle. … 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.