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If we simply ignore science, muzzle the federal scientists, unpleasant things like global warming and rising seawater cease to exist — problem solved. So seems to be the attitude of the new … more
Add “craft” to that list of words (ie natural, awesome, literally …) whose overuse and misuse has left them meaningless. Whatever craft once meant — the image of a skilled carpenter … more
To the editor: Kudos to Arlene Violet on her cogent comments on the real facts about Christopher Columbus. Bigger sage advice is to investigate all sides of an issue prior to lemming-like jump to … more
To the editor: “…..68.4 million - amount taxpayers approved last November….” The problem is that there are many people who will have to pay for something when they … more
To the editor: Let’s dump more on the volunteers.  It is regretful that Josh (Bickford) opted for sensationalism rather than objective reporting. It has become obvious that there is … more
To the editor: It appears the town is trying to combine the circuit breaker and the elderly tax exemption together.  While the circuit breaker has been income-based, the elderly exemption … more
To the editor: After reading Mr. Corey’s “unbiased letter” of Oct. 19, it sounds to me and my “unbiased opinion” that we should put up with the left-leaning, biased … more
To the editor: We have a treasure in our town. And if we don’t act now, we will lose it.   It’s the last farm in Barrington, and it's located on Federal Road, next to the … more
To the editor: This letter is a brief update on the status of your Charter Review Commission and an invitation for public comment. The commission held its first meeting and went right to work … more
To the editor: The Republicans would have us believe that their new “tax reform” is designed to help the middle class. The following are just some of the glaring deceptions of this … 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.