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To the editor: The strong record of academic achievement by our students is the greatest asset of our town.  We have great teachers and we pay them well. Or do we?  The pension … more
To the editor: The more research I do about the impact of a casino on a local community, the more I discover the range of negative impacts that a casino will have. One aspect, not previously … more
To the editor: A recent letter by Budget Committee Member Louise Durfee deserves response on two points. First, Ms. Durfee’s attempt to spin her role in attempting to take trash pickup … more
To the editor: I’m writing in response to all the negative letters regarding the plan for a downsized casino on the outskirts of our town. First I’d like to ask the residents a few questions … more
To the editor: I was prompted to write this letter to the editor after my visit to a coffee shop in Newport.  A local Newporter folded his newspaper aside and said to me, “I hope these dopes in … more
To the editor: The advice “don’t judge a book by its cover” rings perennially true, and is quite evident in local bookstores.  Westport seems to have an abundance of “authors” hawking … more
To the editor: All of a sudden the sun is going down at a quarter past six! We still have that beautiful golden light which turns our green world to emerald, but how did that happen so fast? And … more
To the editor: I had the opportunity to drive through the Commons in Little Compton not so long ago, and I’ll admit that a tear came to my eye when I saw the amazing progress made on the new … more
To the editor: Casinos are grotesque.  They are not businesses in the usual sense.   They exist, by design, to siphon money from people, without tangible return. People who gamble … more
To the editor: On Nov. 8, Barrington voters’ choices for town council will have a major impact on the future of our town. I urge all voters to pay close attention to the Candidates records … 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.