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When I tell people I’m from Bristol, the immediate response is usually “Fourth of July.” It seems almost everyone has heard of Bristol’s July Fourth … more
A common saying in political circles is: “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu!” And what’s on the menu, in light of significant growth in the cost of local … more
I recently moved to beautiful Bristol, R.I., from the Washington, D.C., area. We selected Bristol because of the wonderful historic community and the clean air and water of the Narragansett Bay … more
Regarding the projected Thames Street development by James Roiter, I suggest that it is a dangerous thing to allow one developer to own too much property within a compact part of the downtown, and it … more
I do not believe the March 8 edition of the Bristol Phoenix presents a balanced view of the discussion of the proposed Roiter development on Thames Street. Half of the front page above the fold is … more
In Jan. 1776, Thomas Paine published a pamphlet called “Common Sense” that quickly became an immediate sensation. Common Sense had the largest sale and circulation of any book published … more
There’s no mistaking the first impression people have of Jim Roiter’s proposal for the corner of Thames and State streets. It’s big! It IS big. But it is big not only in size, … more
We are a lucky community to have the good fortune to contemplate whether or not we want to add a project to Thames Street by having a lively discussion about the ever changing landscape of our … more
If a community is truly caring by how it treats its senior citizens, then the Town of Bristol has truly failed. The recent dust-up between the Bristol Town Council/Town Administrator and the tiny, … more
The development proposed for the corner of State and Thames streets will tower over 48 feet high along 180 feet of Thames Street, from Gillary’s to the State Street corner, and then up State … 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.