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Skeptics say the town’s future trash and recycling program is doomed to fail — with narrow streets, congested parking and elderly residents managing 95-gallon rolling tubs, there will … more
In two consecutive days, two New England governors signed executive orders to ban the sale of vaping products in their respective jurisdictions. First, Massachusetts banned all vaping products. The … more
On Sunday, Sept. 22, a few hundred people took part in the Autism Society of Rhode Island/Groden Center 17th Annual “In Step for Autism” walk and family fun day, which for the last several years … more
There is growing national alarm about the unrecognized dangers of vaping — people are literally dropping dead — which is why all parents should applaud a Bristol Police Department sting … more
At the risk of sounding redundant, we once again implore the Bristol County Water Authority to stop dismantling a freshwater supply that served this region for more than a century. They won’t … more
Families cannot be asked to pay for field trips, and because of that, thousands of students will be denied enriching experiences and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Hyperbole? Unfortunately, … more
As with a lot of things during this administration, progress on alternative energy must happen in spite of, not because of, any Oval Office involvement. That was made clear yet again when our G-7 … more
Often celebrated for their sacrifices and volunteer spirit, this town’s firefighters are not often recognized for one of their greatest contributions — saving taxpayers a lot of money. … more
There are myriad ways to explain the epidemic of mass executions in this country. There’s a growing mental health crisis, with overworked advocates, providers and social workers struggling to … more
We were remiss, and considering the current state of our politics and our societal ills it was a glaring omission, in not recognizing the 55th anniversary of the signing by President Lyndon B. … 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.