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Summer nights bring me back to the sound of my father’s flip-flops as we walked from the car toward the high school — tightly rolled towels in our hands. Once inside, the unmistakable … more
To the editor: I read with great interest Michael Pare’s excellent commentary in the July 18 issue regarding his fond memories evoked by the mere sight of East Providence High School. Reading … more
I hadn’t planned on running that morning. I couldn’t park anywhere near Holy Rosary church in Foxpoint due to a huge turnout for the memorial service I hoped to attend. I tried Benefit … more
To the editor: For over a year now my heart has ached thinking about the people, especially the children, being held in detention camps in El Paso, my hometown. I’ve prayed, cried, contacted … more
Over in Warwick the school committee played the sports card recently and, no surprise, it worked to perfection. As Tiverton, Portsmouth, most districts that have used it know, this most potent and … 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
To the editor: Last week I went to a funeral. My friend and one-time colleague Jim Taricani died 23 years after receiving a heart transplant. With infinite gratitude, Jim squeezed every ounce of … more
With the publication of the East Providence High School fourth quarter honor roll in this week’s paper, we’ve just about closed the book at The Post on the 2018-19 academic term in city. Almost, … more
The energy reality is what just happened at Brayton Point when those towers came tumbling down. Back when the decision was announced, a company spokesman called it simple economics — coal can no … more
To the editor: Four hundred fifteen. One million. What are these numbers, you ask? They are dire milestones in this continuing journey of destruction of our only home by the hands of … 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.