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To the editor: The turf field bond could have gone differently. If the group had presented the proposal properly it probably would have passed. When you are in the financial town meeting and you are trying to get voter approval for … more
To the editor: On Sunday, June 7, the 2015 Barrington High School graduating class will be walking across the field to receive their diplomas. Our community should be so proud of what our young adults have accomplished and the grace and style in … more
To the editor: The students of Barrington lost out on a great opportunity when the bond to fund a renovation to Victory Field was voted down. Many people spoke out against it, citing health concerns, funding issues, favoritism towards … more
To the editor: The ‘rural’ neighborhood characteristics found in Tiverton are due to the tree canopy that is established throughout the town. Tiverton trees are a major part of the environmental scenery, whether they be natural or … more
Quick! Can you remember the last consultant report to back a project here in Rhode Island that actually was correct? Sorry! That’s a trick question. I don’t think that there is one. CONVENTION CENTER—The backers of this project said … more
If you’ve spent any time watching the Red Sox this year, you’ve probably caught yourself chanting “we need a pitcher, not a belly itcher”. You are not alone. While Porcello and Buccholz have been decent, I have been left with the feeling … more
To the editor: To any teenager, including myself, food is very important. We tend to eat exorbitant amounts of food without care. It isn’t our fault really; teenage bodies need extra nourishment to function. During school I attempt to … more
To the editor: There is no doubt that it is an exciting time to be a student. We try to look into the future, but it’s impossible to picture the prospective world when it is transforming at such a fast pace. We try to find the paths we want to … more
To the editor: A broad cross-section of the community came together recently for a festive evening at the new Tiverton Public Library. The guests imagined a by-gone era, with a Downton Abbey theme and antique car display, while … more
To the editor: John Quincy Adams once said, “You will never know what it cost my generation to preserve your freedom.  I hope you make good use of it.” Mr. Sousa’s history lesson in response to the hysteria manufactured … 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.