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To the editor: Thank you to Steve Thys! In late August, the Hampden Meadows School (HMS) PTO Board moved forward with its plan to have sod installed on the recess field behind the school. … more
To the editor: I have resided in this little town of Warren for two years and previously for five, and I find myself moving out of town for several reasons. As a disabled person I fought for two … more
To the editor: I read with concern but no surprise the article last week about the toxic makeup set from Claire’s.  There is almost no regulation on ingredients used in makeup within … more
To the editor: Thank you, George Mason. Thank you for your dedication over the last 19 years to preserving the agricultural landscape, open space and natural habitat of Little Compton. During … more
To the editor: It’s difficult for me to put into words how to thank each and every one of you for all of the kindness, love, and support you have shown to our family throughout the most … more
To the editor: I have had the honor over the last decade to represent Barrington and the Riverside section of East Providence (District 66) as their State Representative in the General Assembly. … more
To the editor: "Understand, consider, and communicate about our financial impact and contributions to the community."  This statement is the last bullet point of the draft strategic plan … more
I have heard a lot about the plan to make a third lane on Metacom Avenue in Bristol, and I am worried about the unintentional side effects of this idea. The third lane would reduce the size of the … more
To the editor: John Kenneth Galbraith once said, “There are two kinds of ‘people;’ those who don’t know, and those who don’t know they don’t … more
To the editor: On the eve of Mother Nature’s recent winter storm whammy, a business with a prominent sign on Main Road jokes, “So much for global warming.” (The same marquee recently … 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.