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The sweep is complete, and give the progressive Democrats credit — they own the East Bay. The old guard that once controlled politics in this region saw this coming two years ago but could … more
It doesn’t pay to take your eye off the Rhode Island Department of Transportation for even a moment, especially if you are among those holding out hope of ever seeing a bike path in Tiverton, … more
In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the … more
There is one notion of public employee disability pay and pensions — the one that ought to be and once was. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner put it simply and well: “The disability … more
Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive … more
Fishermen who do not respect the ocean, nor the fish they catch from it, should pay greater punishments than those handed out by a district court judge last week. Michael Saviano of Warren was … more
If we simply ignore science, muzzle the federal scientists, unpleasant things like global warming and rising seawater cease to exist — problem solved. So seems to be the attitude of the new … more
Add the organization Wallet Hub to those who believe Rhode Island is one bad place to retire. The organization ranks the Ocean State next to last (Kentucky barely grabs that honor). Rhode … more
Gratitude and applause to those electric linemen who climbed up amidst the wires in frightful conditions these past few days. It’s work most of us can’t imagine. But National Grid’s … more
The Tiverton school bus that hurtled off the highway and into the woods recently emerged dented but intact. But for those unfortunate enough to have been trapped inside without seat belts, 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.