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EAST PROVIDENCE — While the bones of the 65-year-old East Providence High School are still relatively sound, its arteries and organs are in desperate need of attention.That’s how a … more
To the editor: Our state is very close to accomplishing what almost all other states in the country have done. This legislative session there are laws proposed to remove the state income tax from … more
To the editor: I am writing to you as part of a class project for the novel, “The Watsons Go to Birmingham.” My classmates and I are contacting newspapers across the country in a state … more
To the editor: My mother was diagnosed with ALS in October 2015. She can now walk very short distances with a walker, can only speak a couple of sentences at a time, gets 95 percent of her food … more
To the editor: As usual, the Providence Journal got it wrong. I refer to the Sunday, March 26 front-page headline, “Culture Clash.” The anti-Trump protesters behavior had nothing to … more
Located in the Belvedere at Bristol condominuims is a stunning, renovated, historic cariage house with an open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Located in the heart of historic Bristol, the … more
The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 69 Lamson Road — Sunday, March 26, 12-2 p.m. Contemporary, 3, 2, $969,000. Residential … more
The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 68 Bowden Ave. — $345,000 260 Maple Ave. — $383,800 56 Elm Lane — … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The police department here will soon utilize an employment program generally used in other municipalities locally and nationally to ease manpower deficiencies. At the Tuesday, … 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
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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.