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There seems to be no end to the downtown streetscape improvements in Barrington — titled "Village Center Connectivity" — which have resulted in detours, construction zones, orange … more
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
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
It’s often said freedom isn’t free. The right to speak out against those in power, move around on a whim, and generally live our lives the way we see fit is often taken for granted, as … more
A day after 17 people were shot and killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school, a member of the Barrington School Committee said funding a full-time school resource officer position was not a priority … more
They meet with open doors, in a public space that is open to all, but Barrington School Committee meetings have never felt very open. This was magnified last Thursday night, when a group of … more
Barrington residents did such a good job participating in the first round of the Solarize RI program that officials selected the town for a second turn.  In fact, three communities were … 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
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
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
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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.