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I have a suggestion for a New Year’s resolution for state leaders, although it seems that the main person who needs to make it is Governor Gina Raimondo, since House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello … more
The pregnant woman walked alongside the donkey which carried her husband Joseph’s carpenter tools. Occasionally, she rode on the donkey while Joseph hauled the instruments and pieces of wood of … more
Quick! What do former Congresswoman Claudine Schneider, former Lieutenant Governor candidate and Secretary of State Susan Farmer, former Attorney General Arlene Violet, Former General Treasurer Nancy … more
Kudos to Katherine Gregg of the Providence Journal  for her recent column about the top 100 highest public pensions in the state. With the highest pension a whopping $209,000 its recipient would … more
With the din of negativity accompanying the impeachment hearings, I thought it would be a good idea to herald something good that was being done right here in our community. The Alan Shaun Feinstein … more
Last week two events reinforced the perception that the state has returned to the “bad ol’ days” when politicians acted like they owned a fiefdom. Here are the new members of the … more
Maybe it was because on the same day the announcement was made, I received the Fall 2019 newsletter of the Northeast Sisters of Mercy. I smiled as I read the profile of Rhode Island’s, Mercy … more
On Oct. 22, State Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green released standardized test results for Rhode Island students that should turn a lot of faces red. While ostensibly the test results … more
Good grief! Rhode Island politics can be maddening. One day a citizen can be cheering for a good decision and the next day shaking one’s head. Here are some examples:IGT CONTRACT HEARINGS. … more
The Providence Journal posed the following inquiry to leading Rhode Island Republicans:Do you think President Trump did/said anything inappropriate in his conversation with the president of the … 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.