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You must wear it in shopping malls. You must wear it in libraries. You must wear it six feet apart, in lines, with your nose and mouth covered. At first we were told it did nothing to prevent the … more
As municipal design projects go, the effort to design a new bike route through Bristol is about as good as it gets. Paid for by state government, the process has been thorough and deliberate, with … more
After careful deliberation, a majority of Bristol’s Town Council voted not to sanction the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) as an arm of the government, as one proponent labeled … more
As stated in the Town’s approved Comprehensive Plan, creating safe bicycle connections and sidewalks is a priority of the Town. Thanks to Rhode Island voters approving a Green Economy Bond, … more
Rhode Island designated High Street as one of the state’s Scenic Roadways. The Town’s 2016 Comprehensive Plan vision was to retain Bristol’s small town character and natural beauty. … more
The letter “Regime Change is Reminiscent of the Old Testament” (Jan. 28) reminded me of my mother’s advice not to talk about religion (or money or politics) with … more
A thread of meaning to the whole coronavirus affair is overlooked. Some people perhaps think that the board members of Pfizer and Moderna and the CDC are angelic figures who always keep foremost in … more
To the editor: This March we are asked to vote on the same old referendum items, with emphasis on the University of Rhode Island (URI) and cultural arts and nothing for the senior citizens of … more
It certainly has not gone un-noticed that “The Donald” has called down a full panoply of ancient plagues on his own head. It is not only the Jews who recognize this, since there are many … more
It is the same sensation as hearing a friend has won the lottery. It is the same sensation as being the unmarried bridesmaid sister at your sister’s wedding. I have recently been helping … 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.