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, 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: O’Reilly’s Auto Parts wants to open a store in Portsmouth. How viable is that prospect?  Jayson Derrick at Benzinga.com on July 6 and 7, 2017 states, “Auto … 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: On behalf of the Portsmouth Free Public Library I would like to thank Newport Polo for sponsoring the second annual Newport Polo All Charity Day.  Through this great event … more
To the editor, State Sen. Jim Seveney and Rep. Ken Marshall will conduct a Bristol constituents Q&A meeting this weekend to discuss state issues and topics of interest from the 2017 General … more
To the editor: Three boys’ bikes have been stolen right from their yards in Portsmouth’s Common Fence Point. Who the heck would steal three — not one, but three? more
To the editor: With heightened interest, I have noticed that the Glen Road traffic light has been casually bandied about as a possible casualty in order to place additional traffic light(s) on the … more
To the editor: Being a Newport Music Festival-goer since moving to Rhode Island a decade ago has been the best of experiences.  July has been a month of pleasure for my husband, myself and … more
To the editor: In addition to reviewing our current fee structures which makes sense to me, I hope the new Economic Development (EDC) subcommittee being formed also looks at the current … 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.