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Once among the most abundant and lovely of backyard summertime visitors, the monarch butterfly is vanishing at a disturbing rate. Easy as it is to blame habitat abuse in the species' Mexican … more
The idea of forming an independent taxing district to fund education in Warren and Bristol has a lot of promise. After years of rhetoric from both towns and unfair aid disbursement that has cost … more
“If you don’t like it, do something about it.” Words to live by. Yet, too often, people will spot a problem, complain ad nauseum about it to anyone who will listen, and then … more
The waters are rising, of that there is no longer any doubt. No one can credibly argue any more that sea level rise — caused by human activity that has fueled global climate change — is a … more
Reprinted from the Warren-Times Gazette, April 17, 1913: With its eyeless sockets upturned to the skies, with a few scattered wisps of what once was hair clinging to the yellow bone, it lay upon … 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
Bristol Warren Regional School District leaders must wonder why they bother trying. When they ask for the moon, they get cut. When they don't, they get cut. Watching these Bristol Warren Joint … 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
After a nice long break to celebrate the holidays each year, students and teachers return to the classroom rested, refreshed and ready to power through the rest of the school year. But just as … 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.