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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
To the editor: As a resident of Westport for 50 years and an educator for the Westport Community Schools for 36  years, I fully support the building of a new school, and I urge my fellow voters … more
To the editor Previously, I have written a letter to express my concern that we are in a rush to judgment, based on emotionally charged and irrational reasoning, concerning the proposed … more
To the editor:  I write to you today as an educator, a parent of two children in the Westport schools, and as a member of the Westport School Building Committee.  As I listen to the discussion … more
Now that the R.I. General Assembly is back to work, one of the first orders of business in the Senate is to address the PawSox legislation. Recently, the Mayor of Pawtucket proposed Plan B to finance … more
To the editor- The economies of today and tomorrow require a workforce with some form of postsecondary education, including certification and credentialing. Since the economic recovery began in … more
To the editor: With this new year, I hope our town government will come to the realization that change must come to the way our town government chooses to govern and represent the people of … more
To the editor: I was disappointed to read Mr. Douglas’s deflective letter in last week’s edition. I would have expected a more transparent response regarding his involvement with the … more
To the editor: For weighty decisions we must make in life, it has been my experience that if we can take time to understand the facts, engage in considered reflection and transparent discussion, … 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.