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Government can often move at a snail’s pace, a frustrating truth for anyone who has ever tried to have an issue adjudicated at the local court level. But Warren’s town council, legal staff, … more
Warren deserves credit this week for voting to fully fund the Bristol Warren Regional School District this coming year. That its representatives on the Joint Finance Committee were not successful in … more
Barrington taxpayers just emerged from last year's rather painful budget season, and it now appears we're headed for another one.  Last year officials asked Barrington residents to cover a … more
It has been difficult to find the good news lately. Divisive issues and tragic events have, at times, consumed local and national news coverage.  But there is good news out there. On … 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
There is something sneaky and unsavory about a for-profit, out-of-state company coming into town to snare and ticket motorists. That’s what’s been happening in Providence lately and it’s no … 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
Some places, fear of high taxes and big debt would be good reason to hesitate before voting yes on a near-$100 million school bond. But in Westport, property tax alarm is a bit more difficult to … more
In much the same way that seven aging Tiverton plows conked out in unison during the blizzard, it was as though 67-year-old Westport High School conspired to send a message at last week’s special … more
The Town of Bristol should peer cautiously over the deep end of any pool complex before deciding to jump. There are many cheerleaders in town who would gleefully support any effort to build a … 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.