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To the editor: Financial Literacy Month is April of each year. This year is a special year for Rhode Islanders! In 2003, the United States Senate declared April “Financial Literacy for … more
To the editor: Evergreen contracts. Binding arbitration. Expanded overtime for firefighters. We’re only three months into the General Assembly’s legislative session, and we’re already seeing … more
To the editor: On Monday, April 8, the Portsmouth Town Council voted 4-3 to increase the membership of newly named West Side Development Advisory Committee (WSDAC) from seven to 11 … more
To the editor: At the March 11 Portsmouth Town Council meeting, a discussion and vote was on the agenda regarding the bylaws for the new West Side Development Advisory Committee. This item was … more
2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in … more
To the editor: The 2019 version of the Lenten Fish Dinners will continue at St. Barnabas on three consecutive Fridays this year on March 22, March 29 and April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. each … more
To the editor: The Portsmouth Historical Society recently received an $8,000 grant from The R.I. Heritage Harbor Foundation to replace historic signs in Portsmouth.  The grant was obtained … more
To the editor: In "Uninhabitable Earth," David Wallace-Wells points out that the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten to overwhelm our planet have not been steadily rising since … more
Add the organization Wallet Hub to those who believe Rhode Island is one bad place to retire. The organization ranks the Ocean State next to last (Kentucky barely grabs that honor). Rhode … more
To the editor:  While there are many worthwhile issues and causes out there — including ones that could be considered true "national emergencies" — none compare to climate change and the … 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.