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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
In the spirit of the new year, may all enjoy peace, heath, love and prosperity … A few of the following would be nice too: We wish that: • Westport at long last cleanse its reputation as a … 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
Never again, all vowed after animal treatment horrors were found hidden away in the same patch of Westport woods for a second time in six years. Some of the key players aren’t impressed. … 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
It’s popular among some to blame Mexico for most everything lately but we share responsibility with our neighbor to the south for the demise of the monarch butterfly. Which is why a roadside … more
Overshadowed by the gruesome stories and pictures of animal abuse in Westport has been the extraordinary effort by groups and individuals. Bright lights are too many to mention but here are a … more
Nobody was hurt and the cows made it to safety which is the only glimmer of good news to come from last week's Westport fire that leveled two barns and a big part of what was once a thriving dairy … 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
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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.