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To the editor: I am writing in response to the Jan. 11 letter titled, “The Reform Caucus Can Embrace Democracy.” The Reform Caucus, of which I am part, is advocating for changes to … more
To the editor: Please come and enjoy a pancake breakfast this Sunday, Jan. 20, at St. Barnabas Church Parish Hall from 8 am to noon. The public is invited. Tickets are $8 each and can be … more
To the editor: The Island Park 2019 Polar Dive, organized by John Vitkevich and the Portsmouth Business Association (PBA) on New Year’s Day, was a true community event involving several … more
We lose irreplaceable things all the time. Old houses rot and fall down. Developers plow beautiful fields into cul de sacs and house lots. Beloved businesses grow tired and close their doors. These … more
To the editor: This spurious crisis about the Southern border reminds me of a scene from the 1962 film “The Manchurian Candidate” The scoundrels keep changing the made up facts they are … more
To the editor:To the residents of District 68: In my last two runs for Town Council I didn’t raise or spend a dime and therefore have no war chest to draw from. Without the endorsement of the … more
I am writing with outrage to learn that the beautiful mural that was hand-painted by students of Rhode Island School of Design some years back is being painted over, according to what I was told, to … more
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation plan to rebuild the Silver Creek Bridge seems a bit flawed to me. Spending $3.7 million to replace a culvert with a road over it seems excessive both in … more
To the editor: The 19 or 20 Democrats who opposed Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s election would be wise to follow the principles outlined in George Kassis’ Jan. 3 letter to the editor (“An open … more
Like most people, I love the idea of a new year. Symbolically, it reminds us of the fact that we made it through another year and that we have a future where we can change things, well, mostly about … 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.