Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: At the Portsmouth Town Council meeting of Feb. 27, 2017, Chuck Allott, the executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT), asked the council for $300,000 of taxpayer money … more
To the editor: I’m talking about the chain link fence that the Navy threatens build through the lawns of some Portsmouth residents, and by “behind” I mean the reason the fence is … more
At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, the guns stopped. The Armistice began. That calamity and horror, still known to many as “The Great War,” was stopped. In the sudden silence, millions dared … more
POTUS doesn’t seem to know what to do with the international outcry over the brutal death of Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident and contributor to the “Washington Post.” Recently … more
To the editor: On Nov. 6, Rhode Island voters will have the opportunity to vote for a ballot measure that will improve our quality of life and strengthen our economy.  Question 3, The … more
Kudos to Donna DeLeo Bruno and her “Witness to the demise of civility in America" letter to the editor. I wholeheartedly support her sentiments that in recent years America has seen a … more
To the editor: Fifty years ago the tobacco industry went to great lengths to manipulate us into believing that smoking was safe. Using their own words (from a 1969 industry memo): "Doubt is our … more
To the editor: Like the warnings of a 500-year flood, the forthcoming elections are being similarly promoted, again, with an alert: “This is one of the most important elections in … more
In an earlier letter to the editor I cautioned all Rhode Island voters to beware of candidates running for state and local elected office who subscribe to the Progressive Democrat left — aka … more
To the editor: I am asking for your help to maintain agriculture as a vital part of our community while preserving open space in the Town of Portsmouth. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Portsmouth Town … 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.