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We lose irreplaceable things all the time. Old houses rot and fall down. Developers plow beautiful fields into cul de sacs and house lots. Beloved businesses grow tired and close their doors. These … more
The race for the District 68 seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives has featured more plot twists and dramatic turns than a bad daytime soap. Surprising and entertaining as it’s … more
The Tiverton school bus that hurtled off the highway and into the woods recently emerged dented but intact. But for those unfortunate enough to have been trapped inside without seat belts, the … more
Laufton Ascencao did the right thing by stepping down and letting the voters of Bristol and Warren choose another representative for the District 68 seat in the Rhode Island General Assembly. Mr. … more
There is one notion of public employee disability pay and pensions — the one that ought to be and once was. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner put it simply and well: “The disability … more
Years ago, when there was talk of building the East Bay Bike Path, some along its route raised a ruckus, arguing that this path past their backyards would surely bring a crime wave the likes of which … more
For all who cherish a good view, great news from the owners of those twin towering Somerset eyesores that grab attention from every part of Mount Hope Bay and beyond. The owners announced recently … more
The election season is still in its infancy, but already we’ve seen a nastiness that has not been part of local politics in many years. Like layers of an onion, we could peel down through the … more
All are innocent until proven guilty. But from all appearances it looks like a good citizen may have saved unknown victims from what authorities paint as a deviant sexual predator, when police … more
It’s refreshing to see the aggressive actions taken by Warren’s building department in referring problem properties to the town’s newly-formed Housing Court. The court meets Wednesday evening … 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.