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It’s always a good idea to shop locally, and it might mean more this year than ever before. The pandemic has disrupted everything — every person, every organization, every business. By … more
Several years ago the clinical and medical worlds stopped labeling people ‘autistic’ and began labeling them with ‘autism spectrum disorder.’ The change signified a deeper … more
Bristol does not need a mayor and is best served by electing a town administrator to lead its government. A familiar question for Bristol voters, who have soundly rejected it numerous times … more
 Many people, including both presidential candidates, have described the coming election as historic. President Trump and former Vice President Biden have reached this conclusion for different … more
As 2020 rolls on (actually, steamrolls anything and everything once considered ‘normal’), nothing is quite the same anymore. Health, government, schools, sports, jobs, the economy, … more
The Bristol Warren chapter of the National Education Association has made quite a mess of what was already a messy return to school for thousands of public school students in this district. They have … more
The Providence Water Supply Board wants to raise water rates 20 percent. The Bristol County Water Authority wants to end a century-old contract for water. Are they related? Yes. Does anyone care? Not … more
The return of semi-normal life to Roger Williams University will understandably trigger anxieties for many Bristol residents in the era of Covid-19. Across society there are numerous classifications … more
After lagging behind their Massachusetts peers for a generation, Rhode Island schools set the standard for distance learning last spring. Led by the governor and commissioner of education, the public … more
Twice the Bristol Town Council faced no-win choices about flying flags above public spaces, before it decided twice is enough. First the council heard passionate speeches from citizens imploring … 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.