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Rhode Island's voter rolls contain as many as 189,000 more names than they should, says a Providence Journal analysis. That is a huge discrepancy, given the fact that the base should be about 592,672 … more
As I write this, the world of baseball is preparing for a massive celebration in one Midwestern city as another will be mired in misery for at least another year. Candidates across the United States … more
Even though there’s no baseball being played in New England right now, I have been glued to the playoffs and will be thrilled to watch an Indians-Cubs World Series. I’m sure I am not the … more
Dear Neighbors,Halloween is coming! And since we live in suburbia-o-rama, where cars drive in from other areas to enjoy our perfect-for-tricks-and-treats neighborhood, you all are about to … more
Recently, a friend was bemoaning the fact that his support of Donald Trump’s candidacy was causing a rupture in his marriage. Would that his experience was a totally unique one. Regrettably, … more
Promissory notes can be a valuable tool in Medicaid planning, as illustrated by a recent federal district court case. Using promissory notes in Medicaid planning when a spouse needs long term care … more
Rhode Island citizens have something which they rarely get: a second chance. Back in 1986 the State’s Constitutional Convention created an ethics committee which would be nonpartisan in nature … more
It’s been more than a week since the Red Sox were eliminated from the playoffs, swept by the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS, and I’ll admit that I am still recovering. It was depressing to … more
Regular readers may recall that my mathematician pal, Ted Hahn, correctly predicted the Elorza victory over former mayor, Buddy Cianci. When everyone was predicting that Trump would drop out he said … more
Kudos to General Treasurer Seth Magaziner for finally seeing the light and cutting more than half of the state pension’s investment in hedge funds. I have written several columns, including … 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.