Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: I've studied the Westport school issue a lot. Putting the high school and middle school under the same roof makes all kinds of sense — one maintenance department, one auditorium, … more
To the editor: Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote that “Common sense is genius, dressed in its working clothes.” I have listened to the debate over the new school building project in Westport with … more
To the editor: I just received my copy of the latest publication of Shorelines and would like to add my own experience  to your story of red No.14 lighted buoy. I was out there last … more
To the editor: Those who oppose a medically-recommended* later school start time for BMS and BHS will often question the need to implement a policy which has been proven to reduce tardies in … more
Editor’s note: This commentary is largely written in response to an article from the Dec. 21 Bristol Phoenix, “This is the best job in the world,” which was based on a lengthy … more
To the editor:It is our duty to remember those who are willing to carry out the difficult work of keeping us free. This became even more apparent to me at the start of this school year when one of … more
To the editor:During a lunch break, I ran into an elderly friend (let’s call him Buddy), who asked for a ride to Seekonk.  When I asked, what he needed in Seekonk, his response was … more
To the editor:Well, the word is finally out — pipes of the Kickemuit Upper Dam have been plugged up for a long time — a decade, if not more. Long-time residents attest to there being two … more
I want to thank the Bristol Phoenix for offering a more balanced view of recent events at the Bristol Senior Center. As a contract grant writer for many nonprofits, including the 501c3 Benjamin … more
To the editor: TAPIN (Touch A Person In Need) would like to thank Barrington Shaw's and specially store manager Karen Medeiros for choosing the agency as their community partner and designating it … 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.