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In the spirit of the New Year, when hope springs eternal, may a few of these wishes come true … • That Tiverton recall its recall rules and raise the bar a bit. Never mind high crimes … more
Welcome to January, the season of rebirth, when all hope springs eternal … Something seem amiss? It is. Gov. Gina Raimondo’s State of the State address was easy to cheer. She spoke … more
Fair enough that residents of Westport’s East Beach Road want equal treatment when it comes to septic system enforcement. The problem is that almost no place around — not in Westport … more
To say that the last 10 years in East Providence were  eventful ones would be quite the understatement, considering the numerous noteworthy events that took place here from 2010 to 2019. It was … more
It made almost nobody’s list of top 2019 news stories, but in October, the non-profit Climate Central released a study showing that sea level rise is actually coming faster than worst-case … more
About five years ago we reported with relief that Little Compton’s Watson Reservoir and Tiverton’s Stafford Pond Reservoir were due for new levels of state protection. The effort was to … more
Four and a half months after a devastating fire leveled a waterfront Touisset home, Warren still has not identified a sustainable long-term fire fighting plan for the isolated neighborhood, which is … more
The last 12 months in East Providence have been rather good ones by any measure, the sense of optimism around the city buoyed by the continued redevelopment of our vital waterfront area as well as … more
We’re reminded often at this time of year about the true spirit of the holiday season when we emphasize joy, love and giving of ourselves. But unfortunately for the other 50 or so weeks of the … more
Stone walls are part of our history, lasting reminders of these towns’ farming roots, and they deserve better protection by far than they are getting. Old barns fall to storms, termites and … 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.