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On Nov. 8, Rhode Islanders have the opportunity to expand open land and recreation space in the state, clean up blighted areas, and invest in the health of Narragansett Bay, all while helping support … 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
Gratitude and applause to those electric linemen who climbed up amidst the wires in frightful conditions these past few days. It’s work most of us can’t imagine. But National Grid’s … more
The forecast of a few inches of snow prompts a rush to the ‘storm cancellation’ list from a predictable bunch. Three to five inches was predicted Friday (roads were bare in much of the … more
At the risk of stating the obvious: Don’t take to the roads today. Even if you enjoy a white-knuckle ride down Route 114 in Bristol or East Main Road in Portsmouth, the current white-out … more
It was predictable as a summer heatwave and the accompanying humidity, as a late day thunderstorm in July or August. And sadly, here in East Providence, it was inevitable. It was really only a matter … more
The East Providence School Committee, and by extension the administrative team led by Superintendent Kathryn Crowley, deserves to be lauded for how it has conducted itself to date as it puts together … more
Within hours of what many pundits around the world deemed to be the culmination of the greatest upset in the history of sport with Leicester City Football Club claiming the Premier League … more
Whether that bushy beard, those one-liners, the beat up old car or good deeds quietly done, everyone has a Bob Healey memory or two. The sad news came Monday that Mr. Cool Moose had passed away in … more
The waters are rising, of that there is no longer any doubt. No one can credibly argue any more that sea level rise — caused by human activity that has fueled global climate change — is 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.