Letters to the Editor
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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
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
To the editor: An open letter to the R.I. Department of Transportation: Greetings, I have not heard back the answers to my previous email.  Based on observation, I am guessing that … more
People confuse climate change with global warming. Global warming is part of climate change, but climate change is more than global warming. Climate Change is a vague term that means different things … more
With spring upon us, it is great to see so many people out on our region’s many bike paths. But it distressing to see them becoming a more dangerous place to ride, run and walk. Sadly, much … more
To the editor: On June 13, 13,000 Portsmouth Water and Fire District voters will have the unique opportunity to write in my name, John Vitkevich, for tax collector. There are 13,000 of you, 02871 … more
To the editor: Why should Rhode Island electric ratepayers subsidize an incinerator? If Rhode Island legislators expand the definition of net-metering resources to include “biomass” … more
To the editor: Safe, clean water efficiently flowing to your tap is something you don't want to have to worry about. I’m John McDaid, and I want to help make that happen. I’m running … 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.