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To the editor: The Princeton Study is a study by Martin Gilens, professor at Princeton University, and Benjamin I. Page, a Northwestern university professor.   The study basically says … more
I am writing to urge the town officials to approve the Belvedere project on May 10. I am a local business owner who has also spoken to many other local business owners, who are also in support of … more
I read with enthusiasm your article and editorial regarding the banning of plastic bags. Yes plastic is convenient, however the real question is whether or not the State of Rhode Island actually … more
To the editor: We moved to Barrington last July and were thrilled to find ourselves a home within walking distance of the beach and excited about realizing our dream of living near the ocean It … more
Government can often move at a snail’s pace, a frustrating truth for anyone who has ever tried to have an issue adjudicated at the local court level. But Warren’s town council, legal staff, … more
To the editor: Dear Richard Staples and the committee on appropriations, thank you for inviting representatives from the state pension board to your meeting. I believe the COA serves our … more
To the editor: Like Councilor Hilton did two weeks prior, Budget Committee member David Paull makes my point in his recent letter. In FY17, when the alternative remand option budget won, the … more
To the editor: Not so thorough readers may have missed a disclaimer in the intro to the "Biggest Movers" table of the 50 properties with the greatest increase in assessed value that accompanied … more
To the editor: Do you know what was located at the triangle at East Main Road and Turnpike Avenue before Bank Newport?  This was one of the questions posed last week at the Portsmouth … more
Regarding Jeff Caron’s apparent rebuttal letter to the editor, yes I am a union firefighter in another town. The term “firefighter” alone has more integrity in it than your Charter … 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.