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To the editor: The Village Improvement' Society's annual Chicken BBQ sold out! Many thanks to all of you enthusiastic supporters who turned out for this event. Merchants, volunteers and board … more
To the editor: Why is it that whenever I drive on Route 24 South at the end of Route 24 (after the Turnpike Avenue exit) where the posted speed limit is 40 mph, there is always somebody attempting … more
Somehow June and July slipped through my fingers but we still have half a summer left. (Labor Day is NOT the beginning of Fall.) Have you noticed how quiet it is in the mornings now? Our summer … more
I have recently become a member of the Tiverton community, having moved here from Providence seven months ago. I chose to build a home in Tiverton because I was tired of the crime, litter, graffiti … more
To the editor: Dear Arlene, your Barrington Times article about immigration needs some clarification. To state that Melania Trump came into this country twice illegally is inaccurate at … more
As we face the impending likelihood of a majority anti-choice Supreme Court, it is important that Rhode Islanders understand what reproductive rights we’d have in the absence of Roe V. Wade. … more
To the editor: My friend recently described her graduation from a prestigious MBA program years ago. She said,“At the commencement they said, ‘You have your degree, and it can never be taken … more
To the editor: Not having to worry about the pitfalls of a personal vehicle feels like a luxury when I ride RIPTA. Being able to ride the bus 35 miles from Providence to Point Judith for a couple … more
To the editor: As a Rhode Island veterinarian, Barrington resident, and voter, I’m anxiously waiting for the Rhode Island Senate to finally give a vote to H.7456, a commonsense measure to … more
In response to Dale Hennessy’s letter (“People think climate science is clear — it isn’t”), there is a good reason why carbon dioxide has such a large effect even at the … 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.