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To the editor: About the recent decision by a 4-3 majority of the Portsmouth Town Council to limit public comment on an agenda item to three minutes the first time and, after all other public … more
To the editor: William M. O’Dell’s letter last week on abortion is yet another case of a man standing on his self-proclaimed moral high ground when he cannot possibly understand the … more
While there’s an argument and First Amendment advocacy for free speech, I recall a time when newspaper editors seriously understood their role and responsibility in prudently managing a … more
I write this letter with a tremendous amount of sadness and hurt. My husband died suddenly in June. We buried him at North Burial Ground. We both grew up and lived in Bristol all our lives. North … more
After reading the Feb. 14 letter to the editor, entitled “Here's an idea: mandatory abortions at the southern border,” one cannot help but ask if the editors read the excretion before … more
To the editor:Something is rotten in the City of East Providence, to paraphrase Shakespeare. Barely two months into the new Mayoral form of government and a whisper of politics rises from city … more
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We are lucky to have a small community school in Little Compton; schools are the center of a good and thoughtful society.  I was extremely surprised to read in the school … more
To the editor: At the Portsmouth Town Council Meeting on Feb. 11, 2019, council members Katzman, Ryan, Ujifusa, and Abbott voted in the majority to constrain the free speech of residents at … more
George Mendonsa fought in World War II’s Pacific Theater, fished a lifetime on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, remained married to the love of his life for … more
To the editor: Does anyone really think that three minutes is sufficient to discuss complex matters such as sewers, tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge, the moratorium on water hookups, and now 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.