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Transparency. I was elected by the people to bring transparency to our City Government. I was informed on Friday that all of the appointments had been decided and were final. I have to question the … more
St. Patrick’s Day was always enthusiastically celebrated by my late father, Tom Brosnihan, who gleefully embraced any chance to reconnect with his Irish roots. His innate gregariousness amplified on March 17 and he was known to leave a trail of green carnations held by adoring “colleens.” more
To the editor: Barrington is on its way to becoming a “Rhode Island Energy Champion” and we need your help! Earlier this year the Barrington Town Council passed a resolution … more
ITEM: Warning labels on cigarettes are stupid. Some people smoke and never develop lung cancer.ITEM: E-verify is dumb. Some people make it on the list that aren’t here illegally.ITEM: The FDA … more
Maybe I have been disappointed too many times, but in talking with a friend recently about the Olympics—and how Usain Bolt was an inspiration—I realized that I now expect the biggest … more
“Slow down , you move too fast” should become the anthem of the Raimondo administration. The push to roll out initiatives has not left many Rhode Islanders feeling groovy. There seems to … more
By the time you read this column you will know whether there is any glimmer of hope for change at the state house. I say “glimmer” because it is difficult to work up a sweat over any … more
The town of Barrington lost one of its most beloved and iconic citizens recently when Dan MacPhee passed away on December 12, at the age of 96. Dan meant so much to so many people, particularly … more
“But let me tell you something, pal. We took every one of the suggestions. We ran them through some of the top experts in the country”. Thus speaketh Peter Alviti, Director of the Rhode … more
You don't have to be a fantasy baseball team manager to understand the role of statistics in baseball. With a quick review of a player's batting average, on base percentage or earned run average, one … 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.