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To the editor: I want to thank all the people who saved my life on April 17.  I want to thank the man on the Tiverton dock who called for help. I would like to thank anyone else who was … more
Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive … more
To the editor: Financial Literacy Month is April of each year. This year is a special year for Rhode Islanders! In 2003, the United States Senate declared April “Financial Literacy for … more
To the editor: When a long standing zoning ordinance is significantly changed you can be sure there will be "winners" and "losers.”  A transfer of wealth from one class of taxpayer to another … more
So you have made the hummingbird syrup/nectar (1 cup sugar to 4 cups water boiled)? And filled the feeder to greet the weary travelers? Good for you! I love this time of year as almost every … more
To the editor: Evergreen contracts. Binding arbitration. Expanded overtime for firefighters. We’re only three months into the General Assembly’s legislative session, and we’re already seeing … more
To the editor: On Monday, April 8, the Portsmouth Town Council voted 4-3 to increase the membership of newly named West Side Development Advisory Committee (WSDAC) from seven to 11 … more
To the editor: The time has come to establish a minimum wage for state Medicaid-funded health and human (HHS) services. It is not only necessary, it is an issue of dignity and a moral imperative. … more
Letter-writer Peter Hewitt (“To be pro-choice is to be pro-abortion”) will never know the pains or joys of childbirth, nor will he face the need to make a difficult decision when … more
Permit me to comment on the information provided in the recent Phoenix article by Kristen Ray – “East Bay legislators support Reproductive Privacy Act.” Pro-choice supporters of … 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.