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Parents are integral to the success of Rhode Island’s distance learning programs, and they too should be recognized, and compensated, for their significant contributions. Consider the impact … more
By all accounts, from the superintendent on down, East Providence’s initial application of the distance learning methods for school students necessitated by the COVID-19 crisis has gone … more
Rhode Island’s rapid shift to distance learning is remarkable. Teachers, principals, department heads and IT directors, all of them balancing their own personal turmoil and family anxiety, … more
The only way for Westport’s election (now scheduled for June) to work safely — or at all — will be for every possible participant to cast votes early. Town officials opted wisely … more
One response to the mess we find ourselves in is to sit back and wait for the feds to fix it.  No telling how that will work out but it’s not off to the most promising of … more
These are difficult times, tempered by good people, simple pleasures, touching moments … • Even on cold March weekdays, people — singles, couples, families — out hiking and … more
The pending demolition of a pre-Revolutionary War Tiverton farmhouse should serve as exhibit A on why solar farms, which by and large are a good thing for us all, are earning themselves a tainted … more
Few weapons will prove as potent in our defense against this latest virus as information — places to avoid, health precautions to take, anything to help weather the storm until it … more
To the dismay of some of their neighbors, Westport farmers, both real and imagined, may suddenly enjoy opportunities available to no other class of business or property owner. That became evident … more
Out-of-towners serving Warren Town Planner Bob Rulli was right to rescind his application to serve on the Bristol County Water Authority’s board of directors, after it was determined that as … 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.