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To the editor: This refers to Mr. Mize’s letter published in the July 26 edition of the Barrington Times. That letter is headed “Tax relief cannot be based on age”. That … more
To the editor: I would like to address the July 24, 2017, Tiverton Town Council meeting agenda request by Town Councilor John Edwards V.  His Financial Business request under the heading “Xfer … more
So says an article reporting on 2 decades of research by various professionals in psychology and neuroscience in the current issue of Atlantic (July/August 2017). If power were a prescription drug, … more
To the editor:  I see that the new School Department Strategic Plan committee now has 31 members. A smattering of parents, teachers, students, and school administrators and of course our … more
To the editor: We are building a new middle school for what I can remember the last time I checked was 58 MILLION DOLLARS more or less, but probably more.  It seems to me that for the … more
To the editor: Gentlemen, I am counsel to Preserve Little Compton, and represented the interests of a large number of Sakonnet Point neighborhood residents in the Newport Superior Court litigation … more
To the editor: I would like to start this letter by thanking Paul's Florist of Tiverton for the beautiful corsages and boutonnieres. Was not expected but was truly appreciated. Also thanks to … more
An economic adviser to former President Ronald Reagan, Milton Friedman, is quoted as saying, “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a … more
To the editor: My last report told about the U. S. Navy ship Yankee going aground off Westport.  Applications were sent out by the Navy asking for bids to salvage the ship. A Mr. Arbuckle … more
To the editor, State Sen. Jim Seveney and Rep. Ken Marshall will conduct a Bristol constituents Q&A meeting this weekend to discuss state issues and topics of interest from the 2017 General … 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.