Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: Two weeks ago, we were invited to meet with Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn to discuss the prosecution and sentencing of animal abuse. During this meeting we presented … more
To the editor: DearTiverton residents and THS alumni, This past March, our THS boys basketball team went undefeated in divisional play and became the RI Division III state champions for the … more
To the editor: The town council and its president, and for that matter the rest of you elected members of the town government, remember that every decision you make, whether it has to do with … more
To the editor: The new income-based over-65 exemption is a dangerous threat to the financial and personal security of seniors, is insulting to them, is ham-handed, and out of touch with other … more
To the editor: We are a nation enthralled by our guns and by our embrace of Second Amendment “freedoms.” The 2007 “Small Arms Survey” found that the U.S. has the highest gun ownership … more
To the editor: I find myself compelled to respond to Mr. Collins’ September 21 letter to the editor about animal treatment hypocrisy.  He’s quite right that it’s hypocritical to get … more
This is written in response to the letter by Gerald Nutini, “In defense of true patriotism.” “American is an idea.” Nothing could be further from the truth. America is a … more
To the editor: I am a pro-life woman. I believe that an unborn child deserves the protection of our Constitution, especially the right to life. I believe that the acceptance of abortion as a … more
Benny’s is my favorite store! Did you read that in the sing song commercial voice? Because that’s how it came out in my head.  Growing up in Rhode Island, Benny’s has … more
To the editor: The committee on appropriations has a refreshing idea in the neighborhood meetings.  After all the neighborhood meetings are completed, the financial town meeting could be a … 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.