Letters to the Editor
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Richard V. Simpson died on July 4, 2017 as he prepared to participate in Bristol’s famous Fourth of July Parade. The timing of his death at age 81 was an amazing coincidence, because he wrote … more
To the editor: The absolute worst thing to ever happen in women fashion is the recent development of yoga pants as daily wear outside the yoga studio.  Not since the mini-skirt has there … more
To the editor:The Warren children ages 13-16 were told there would not be a fall ball team for them because there was not a manager for them, and were told to go to Bristol to join their fall ball … more
To the editor: At least every six years, Tiverton elects a Charter Review Commission to review our towns charter. This commission’s duty is to review the charter in its current form. This commission meets for one year and makes recommendations for amendment revisions/additions. On election day. November, 2018, any proposed alterations are added to the ballot and voters have the final say to accept or reject those amendments. The charter is, therefore, the most important legal document of the town of Tiverton. It’s much more than the budget process and protecting the FTR more
To the editor: It’s been a year since the Westport Police found 1,400 animals dead or in desperate condition amidst acres of rat-infested sheds and slaughter shacks, heaps of old tires and … more
To the editor: Before the Town of Westport decides to spend money on a fool’s errand by changing the direction of the East Beach Road again and then paving a parking lot that will soon wash … more
To the editor: In March, the City of Newport awarded a contract to purchase a new fireboat for the city’s fire department. The City Council voted to spend $887,642 on an aluminum vessel … more
To the editor: I would like to commend Dr./Mr. Douglas for, at long last, getting a formal ruling from the State Ethics Commission.  There was really no way around this. The ethics … more
To the editor: ........we don't start regulating soon! The libertarian beliefs in this town are going to destroy it! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons The harbor is so … more
To the editor: I am personally offended by the disparaging letters from Democratic candidates Leonard Katzman and John McDaid regarding the PCC candidate forum.  As a member of the … 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.