Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: Rhode Island domestic violence laws are weak, and our families and communities deserve better protection by getting guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. The statistics are … more
To the editor: I like choices.  We have been fortunate in the last few election cycles to have had contested Board of Selectman races. This year a challenger, Shana Shufelt, has thrown her … more
To the editor: It deeply saddens me that the Little Comnpton Town Council has allowed the Sakonnet Vineyard a variance to the ordinance you worked to implement.  I truly think the council has … more
To the editor: I had the pleasure of serving on the Finance Committee with Shana Shufelt for five years. She brought youth. She brought new ideas. She brought a business-like approach that … more
To the editor: On a cold February night the concert, “Broadway From Then ’Til Now” was presented at the Portsmouth High School auditorium by the Dr. Robert A. Davidson Charitable … more
To the editor: Bill Harkins is a long-time Westport resident who serves all of Westport with his leadership on the Westport Water Resource Management Committee and is now a candidate for the Board … more
To the editor: We want to express our strong support for Phil Weinberg, who is running for the Westport Board of Health. Phil’s personality and experience qualify him uniquely for this role. He … more
To the editor: It is my privilege to write a letter in support of Margot DesJardins for Westport School Committee in the April 12 election. As former superintendent of Westport Community Schools, … more
To the editor:  I am supporting Shana Shufelt for the Westport Board of Selectmen. It will be uplifting to have a board of "selectpersons" with a woman on the board again!  I have known Shana … more
To the editor, This letter is written in support of Phil Weinberg’s candidacy for the Board of Health. Phil brings expertise and a practical objective style to this position. He is retired as … 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.