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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
The sweep is complete, and give the progressive Democrats credit — they own the East Bay. The old guard that once controlled politics in this region saw this coming two years ago but could … 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
Public discourse is a beautiful thing. Angry, spirited, divisive or uplifting, it is woven into the fabric of things that make America great. A debate between candidates for House District 68 … more
In a state as small as Rhode Island, with public and private high schools competing at various levels of play, many communities get a chance to celebrate a high school state championship. In other … more
In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the … more
Kickemuit Middle School teachers and their union should not be congratulated for their divisive actions last week. Of course that’s what happened among the Facebook mob, as many parents posted … more
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
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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.