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To the editor: Claiming the Tiverton Library isn’t really part of the town, the Tiverton Budget Committee decided to essentially level fund the library for the second year in a row. Budget … more
Some folks think that the panhandlers on corner streets are a threat to society. They see these mostly-displaced veterans, mentally ill folks, alcohol-dependent people and, yes, sometimes con … more
My son, T.J., is 16 years old. He has autism. He celebrates World Autism Awareness Day as if it’s his own day, just for him. Which I love.  Over the years, his confidence has grown so … more
Baseball is back! Every year Opening Day (and yes, I capitalize it like a holiday) brings a renewed sense of hope to fans around the world. It’s the time when every team has an even shot at the … more
Being sheriff of Bristol County, Mass., is a lot like being lieutenant governor of Rhode Island — the workload leaves many hours to meddle in others’ business. For Tom Hodgson, being sheriff … more
One can only assume city council president and ceremonial mayor Jim Briden has watched the first few meetings of the East Providence Charter Review Commission with a sense of satisfaction. After all, … more
Being sheriff of Bristol County, Mass., is a lot like being lieutenant governor of Rhode Island — the workload leaves many hours to meddle in others’ business. For Tom Hodgson, being … more
To the editor:I teach at UMass Dartmouth. I am in the business of preparing students for their future (some of whom may be your sons and daughters), an enterprise that only makes sense when they can … more
To the editor:Mine was the sort of elementary school whose hallways were lined with child-appropriate motivational posters: “Learning is FUN-damental;” “Reading gives you … more
To the editor, Ahoy, Bristol! You can help us hoist Bristol Sails!  Explore Bristol has embarked on a new adventure to pay homage to our beautiful Bristol harbor and our sailing, marine … 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.