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To the editor: I recently learned about the proposed budget cuts to the Barrington School Fiscal Year 2018 budget.  We moved to Barrington 35 years ago because of the excellent education … more
To the editor:When regionalization was first proposed I was a staunch supporter. The benefits for the future education of our youth in both the communities of Bristol and Warren certainly were … more
To the editor: In response to the Jeff Caron/Nancy Driggs letter in the May 11 edition of the paper, I feel compelled to write. Full disclosure: Yes, I am also a candidate for the Charter Review … more
To the editor: After the Tiverton Budget Committee put forward its recommendation for a 0.5% increase in local taxes, which was significantly less than the Town Council and School Committee … more
To the editor: Tiverton has a Charter section that must be protected: The Financial Town Referendum, which includes a provision that allows a taxpayer to file an Elector Petition, and helps to … more
To the editor: I recently had the opportunity to be invited to attend the Portsmouth Citizens Police Academy, a 10-week program that highlights the various duties, interactions and capabilities of … more
To the editor: In March, I attended a hearing for House Bill H-6023, which would prohibit the intensive confinement of pregnant sows, veal calves and egg-laying hens, as well as the sale of … more
To the editor, On behalf of Little Compton Boy Scout Troop 29, I would like to thank the local businesses who sponsored our recent dodgeball tournament.  We had a great time in the Wilbur School … more
To the editor: On behalf of the Tiverton Garden Club and the Tiverton Litter Committee we give thanks to all volunteers who participated during Tiverton Clean Up Week. A special thanks to Boy … more
To the editor: Back in another day of a year far gone, a rag-tag bunch of Vietnam veterans and I formed a group called the Winter Soldier Investigation into US war crimes — testifying that Lt. … 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.