Letters to the Editor
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To the editor, I can't be the only person who is frustrated with the traffic jams resulting from maintenance work being done on the new Sakonnet River Bridge.  For weeks, cars have been crawling … more
To the editor: I've spent recent Saturday mornings talking with my neighbors about Liana Cassar, candidate for District 66 State Representative. These chats have confirmed my sense that most … more

To the editor: Last week, I read a letter in this paper that convinced me Westport is no longer a Right to Farm community. Activists have used the debacle at the Medeiros property as a pretext … more
To the editor: Jarod Mayo and his family prayed for the safe return of their beloved English bulldog, Knox, for over two months.  When the body of his dog was found in the closet of a Cranston, … more
To the editor, The Westport Planning Board had scheduled a public meeting for July 24 to consider various matters including solar farms. Because there was not a quorum of board members present … more
To the editor: The Village Improvement' Society's annual Chicken BBQ sold out! Many thanks to all of you enthusiastic supporters who turned out for this event. Merchants, volunteers and board … more
To the editor: It was with a mixture of amusement and frustration that I read that Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha is considering raising field use fees.  These mixed emotions stem from … more
To the editor: Why is it that whenever I drive on Route 24 South at the end of Route 24 (after the Turnpike Avenue exit) where the posted speed limit is 40 mph, there is always somebody attempting … more
As election season nears, I find myself thinking about the kind of state representative we in District 68 need. Our community needs a representative who will listen to community members’ … more
To the editor: In response to Donna Cook regarding the Charter Review Commission (with all nine members being Tiverton Taxpayers Association), don’t fall for the “woe is me” cry. If … 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.