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In a sea of preposterous proposals to surface lately, the notion of cutting the Coast Guard, in part to help pay for a border wall, is in a league of its own. President Tump has proposed just that … more
In a sea of preposterous proposals to surface lately, the notion of cutting the Coast Guard, in part to help pay for a border wall, is in a league of its own. President Tump has proposed just that … more
The forecast of a few inches of snow prompts a rush to the ‘storm cancellation’ list from a predictable bunch. Three to five inches was predicted Friday (roads were bare in much of the … more
At the risk of stating the obvious: Don’t take to the roads today. Even if you enjoy a white-knuckle ride down Route 114 in Bristol or East Main Road in Portsmouth, the current white-out … more
A group of dedicated volunteers, with assistance from generous donors, local officials and the town’s Department of Public Works, has presented residents with a magnificent gift: a beautiful … more
On Nov. 8, Rhode Islanders have the opportunity to expand open land and recreation space in the state, clean up blighted areas, and invest in the health of Narragansett Bay, all while helping support … more
When it comes to overseeing the ethics of its General Assembly, Rhode Island is unique — and not in a good way. Unlike Massachusetts, unlike every other state, Rhode Island now has no mechanism … more
The earth is warming, the seas are rising and if communities are to cope with what’s to come, they need to sit down and seriously talk things through. Climate change deniers need to take … more
Gun lobbyists like to promote the notion that the best way to deal with gun-toting madmen is to arm everyone else. Experience says otherwise —in households, for instance, guns are vastly more … more
Whether that bushy beard, those one-liners, the beat up old car or good deeds quietly done, everyone has a Bob Healey memory or two. The sad news came Monday that Mr. Cool Moose had passed away in … 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.