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To the editor: Forty-two years ago, Bill Mathias and others wanted to instill a sense of community spirit and fun for the members of St. Barnabas Parish. Little did he know it would grow into one … more
To the editor: Good government requires elected officials who come to the table with their own ideas and perspectives about the small and large issues they will face. It also requires that these … more
To the editor: As a Navy war veteran, I know what it takes to find common ground but common ground is hard to find when there is a lack of clear vision from those who dance around or dodge the … more
To the editor: On June 13, the Tiverton Taxpayers Association (TTA) sent eight questions to all 24 Charter Review Commission (CRC) candidates because it believes “that the recommendations made … more
To the editor: Many of the candidates for Tiverton's Charter Review Commission who have written letters to the editor in recent weeks are laser-focused on one issue: the FTR.  While gathering … more
To the editor: As a Tiverton Taxpayers Association endorsed candidate for the Charter Review Commission, I subscribe to its platform: 1. That the FTR is working to balance the needs of the … more
To the editor: I am running for the Tiverton Charter Review Commission (CRC) and have been reading letters from other candidates, especially those candidates from the Tiverton Taxpayers … more
If you’ve researched in a state far from home, you know how annoying it can be (and expensive if you have to send $24 or more every time you want a vital record mailed to you.And, expenses … more
To the editor: This past Sunday I got a lot of grief on Facebook for posting a “Happy LEON Day” message. For those of you who don’t know, LEON Day, June 25, is an unofficial … more
To the editor: The Tiverton Days Committee, along with the Town of Tiverton, is pleased to announce that Tiverton's community-wide celebration, Tiverton Days, will take place this year on July … 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.