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Palliative care is described simply as “specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness,” but most people do not know what it is, whether to ask for it or what to think … more
Sitting in the Mt. Hope High School auditorium, I’d be lying to say I wasn’t a little hesitant about the addiction awareness theatrical performance I was about to see.I was born in … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The familiar ritual of hearings on gun-related bills played out at the Statehouse last week, with lengthy meetings extending into the night and impassioned testimony on both sides … more
Looking back from where we were 50 years ago, it brings joy to my heart to see these initial efforts have continued to blossom, bringing renewed vitality in our now vibrant community.  more
The Board of Health is pleased to announce a new round of loans are now available to resident homeowners for the repair or replacement of their failed septic system or cesspool. The board has been … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The approach of nicer spring weather makes it easy to think that COVID has been banished. But surges are sparking lockdowns in other parts of the world, and the Omicron BA.2 … more
What if we were more comfortable sharing our thoughts and wishes about what would matter to us towards the end of our lives? What if we were more informed about what to expect if we were seriously … more
We live in contentious times. According to a 2020 study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, political polarization among Americans has grown rapidly during the last 40 … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: If you want people to get politically engaged, hit them in the pocketbook. The rising cost of gas is a case in point, since it registers as a tangible connection to faraway events … more
In the first Star Wars movie—you know with the Jawas, Sand People, Greedo, “Let the Wookie win” and the trash monster—there’s a scene on the Millenium Falcon where … 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.