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President Donald J. Trump still has not conceded the election. He has promoted many avenues for lawsuits challenging the results of the election. The federal Attorney General has taken the … more
The verdict is in. The U.S.A. is a winner with its record ballot turnout by mail and in person despite obstacles to voting, including the ever-lurking coronavirus. The election of President-elect … more
I don’t think that I ‘m the only person who could not wait for this election to be over. I hope that as you read this, someone has won decisively. Otherwise, we are in for a rocky road … more
I must confess that I have little patience with folks who minimize the impact of the Coronavirus. Recently, President Donald Trump had a meltdown when he attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci, the … more
Kudos to veterans John Cianci, Jack Choquette, and John Leonard who continue to speak out against the invasion of the assets of veterans at the Rhode Island Veterans Home. Because of the double … more
In the past when I wrote any column about a debate I would score the respective candidates on whom I thought won which points. Instead, I find myself wanting to send both candidates to the woodshed. … more
As folks debate whether to retain statues of defeated Confederate generals in the public square, one statue that should be commissioned is that of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She was a legal pioneer as one … more
Nothing aggravates me more than folks who give lip service to veterans and then rake them financially over the coals. Such is exactly the situation at the Rhode Island Veteran’s Home. If it … more
Dear Navy Man,I usually do not respond to criticism, implied or actual, but when I received an anonymous letter from you, a 27- year Navy retiree, and you asked me to respond to a variety of points … more
When it comes to nursing home staffing and wages, problems abound with appropriate care. In past columns I have bemoaned the pittances paid to nursing aides. These workers perform jobs that very few … 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.