Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: Elementary students will endure early school start times and longer days to accommodate teens sleeping later. We need your support in urging our school committee to postpone the decision for later school start … more
To the editor: I recently read Senator Walter Felag's proposed legislation, 2016-S 2149, in the Bristol Phoenix that would exempt military pensions from the state income tax and felt compelled as a Viet Nam veteran to write this letter. I … more
To the editor: As I read the article in the Bristol Phoenix concerning the parade route, I would like to comment on the following portion: "Michael Ursillo, the committee's legal counsel, responded in full, as did Fran O'Donnell, committee … more
To the editor: Wow! It didn't take long. The ink from Raimondo's signature on the toll bill was just barely dry when the director of DOT announced the creation of 14 “overseer" positions to keep an eye on the road/bridge projects. But it … more
To the editor: Since roughly 2009, it has been a challenge being a taxpayer and employee of the City of East Providence. We witnessed a state appointed budget commission, a former school committee with an agenda, neglected public buildings … more
To the editor: This is the dumbest bill ever. And of course, only in Rhode Island would such a bill receive overwhelming support by its senators. Now we’re taking on nature and acts of God by requiring property owners in city and … more
To the editor: As a concerned parent and physician, I was very pleased by the Barrington School Committee vote on Jan. 7 to change our start time from 7:40 a.m. to 8:30 for high school and 7:45 to 8:36 for middle school students. … more
To the editor: We are writing to express our ardent support of later school start times in Barrington. We also write to thank and commend our school committee for their science-based support of this opportunity. Like many other … more
To the editor: The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) has been working with the Trust, other town officials, and the community for the past four years to plan for the construction of 50 units of new mixed-income rental family housing at … more
To the editor: It has been really disappointing to see the proposed assignment of fees on sport leagues that have truly been not only successful but a great benefit to the children of Portsmouth. The School Department recently … 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.