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For one year, the Bristol Warren Joint Finance Committee behaved differently. Unfortunately for the school district, that was last year. In most years, the folks who authorize school funding … more
It doesn’t pay to take your eye off the Rhode Island Department of Transportation for even a moment, especially if you are among those holding out hope of ever seeing a bike path in Tiverton, … more
To the editor: My name is Sylvia Carolina Africano and I am running for School Committee. I believe that experienced leadership is needed to fulfill the vision of the new Westport Community … more
To the editor: This past Friday night, March 15, Barrington High School's Gender Equality & Awareness Club held its second annual Mixed Media Feminist Showcase to celebrate Women's History … more
To the editor: I would like to commend the Barrington School Committee and the School Department for their efforts toward getting our schools to a two-tier schedule. In a town the size of … more
To the editor: Tanja Ryden is the change of leadership at the Board of Health that Westport urgently needs. Everyone who is concerned about storm water run-off problems, ground water contamination … more
To the editor: On April 9, Westport voters will have the opportunity to make their voices count on important town-wide issues that, unfortunately, have received limited attention throughout the … more
To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of the re-election of Bill Harkins to the Westport Board of Health (BOH). The BOH was in complete disarray and our town was a regional, if not … more
To the editor: OK. It is not Halloween time yet in Massachusetts, but a Halloween-scary legislative proposal is now being voted on in Massachusetts making it a criminal act for a parent to stop … more
To the editor: I am writing in support of Bill Harkins for re-election to our Board of Health in Westport. If the truth be known, it wasn’t always that way. In the 2016 election, I voted for … 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.