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To the editor: The absolute worst thing to ever happen in women fashion is the recent development of yoga pants as daily wear outside the yoga studio.  Not since the mini-skirt has there … more
On Nov. 8, Rhode Islanders have the opportunity to expand open land and recreation space in the state, clean up blighted areas, and invest in the health of Narragansett Bay, all while helping support … more
To the editor:The Warren children ages 13-16 were told there would not be a fall ball team for them because there was not a manager for them, and were told to go to Bristol to join their fall ball … more
The stripes are on the road, flags and bunting are on buildings all over town, and music fills the air every night from Independence Park. Bristol’s biggest party is underway, and with the Fourth … more
When it comes to overseeing the ethics of its General Assembly, Rhode Island is unique — and not in a good way. Unlike Massachusetts, unlike every other state, Rhode Island now has no mechanism … more
To the editor: ........we don't start regulating soon! The libertarian beliefs in this town are going to destroy it! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons The harbor is so … more
To the editor: I am personally offended by the disparaging letters from Democratic candidates Leonard Katzman and John McDaid regarding the PCC candidate forum.  As a member of the … more
To the editor: Arrogance and single-mindedness cost the taxpayers of Portsmouth $800,000 this week.  Approximately five years ago the Portsmouth Town Council was considering a request from … more
To the editor: Tiverton voters will have three budget options at this year’s financial town referendum (FTR), held at the high school all day on Saturday, May 21. Two things make the 0.9% Budget … more
To the editor: On behalf of the band Abbey Rhode, I want to express our deepest thanks to our many friends and fans for their steadfast support over the past 12 years. It is now time for us to … 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.