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2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in … more
To the editor: The 2019 version of the Lenten Fish Dinners will continue at St. Barnabas on three consecutive Fridays this year on March 22, March 29 and April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. each … more
Tiverton, Little Compton and towns all around would be wise to follow Portsmouth’s lead and keep their guard up and options open concerning the threat of Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. While … more
To the editor: The Portsmouth Historical Society recently received an $8,000 grant from The R.I. Heritage Harbor Foundation to replace historic signs in Portsmouth.  The grant was obtained … more
To the editor: In "Uninhabitable Earth," David Wallace-Wells points out that the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten to overwhelm our planet have not been steadily rising since … more
As an American veteran, I became aware that the federal government is only required to fly the POW/MIA flag six days per year. This was established by Title 36 of the USC, Section 902. In my … more
The sweep is complete, and give the progressive Democrats credit — they own the East Bay. The old guard that once controlled politics in this region saw this coming two years ago but could … more
Add the organization Wallet Hub to those who believe Rhode Island is one bad place to retire. The organization ranks the Ocean State next to last (Kentucky barely grabs that honor). Rhode … more
To the editor:  While there are many worthwhile issues and causes out there — including ones that could be considered true "national emergencies" — none compare to climate change and the … more
To the editor: In regards to the Portsmouth Town Council voting to restrict the First Amendment rights of those who wish to speak on issues before that body … • It was only a matter … 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.