Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: A faithful reader waylaid me the other day to describe some strange behavior on the part of “a little bird that had some yellow on it.” The bird was working on completely … more
To the editor:  As we get ready for another school year, some words of thanks from the Wilbur McMahon Class of 2018 are in order to several local organizations. First, a huge thank you to the … more
To the editor, Energy — namely, electricity — is the modern day “fire” that drives our economy. As a former administrator of the RI Office of Energy Resources and as the RI … more
To the editor: We would like to thank all those who helped make The Friends of the Brownell Library annual book sale on Saturday, August 5 such a success. We were blessed with a wonderful group of volunteers who moved a mountain of books on Friday, and helped with the organization of the tents. more
To the editor:  We are totally mystified by the behavior of the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust (LCACT). When we buy a home, we pay money into the LCACT,  the explicit purpose of which is “to preserve farmland and open space.” The LCACT is mandated to use our money to purchase easements which gives it the right to restrict the land use to agriculture. more
To the editor: There is a lot to learn from the recent defeat of the Senate Republican effort to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Every bill Republican leaders introduced had the same … more
To the editor: Gentlemen, I am counsel to Preserve Little Compton, and represented the interests of a large number of Sakonnet Point neighborhood residents in the Newport Superior Court litigation … more
To the editor: My last report told about the U. S. Navy ship Yankee going aground off Westport.  Applications were sent out by the Navy asking for bids to salvage the ship. A Mr. Arbuckle … more
To the editor: Despite the political machinations at the Rhode Island State House that have left the budget and other important legislation unresolved, the General Assembly did pass some … more
To the editor: My oh my, Thomas Collins must be patting himself on the back for the multiple clever little digs he surely believes he included in his letter to the editor. Well, Mr. Collins, as … 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.