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To the editor: On Thursday, Sept. 21, Portsmouth High School will hold its annual open house. In addition to the school information, parents will have an opportunity to visit a display called … more
This is a copy of a letter addressed to Rep. John G. Edwards (D-Dist 70-Portsmouth, Tiverton). To the editor: Dear Rep. Edwards, Please support the passage of H-5374, which you have … more
To the editor: In March, the City of Newport awarded a contract to purchase a new fireboat for the city’s fire department. The City Council voted to spend $887,642 on an aluminum vessel … more
To the editor:Arlene Violet’s “Growing Decency Deficit” (August 30-31) was a breath of fresh air. We are constantly bombarded with articles on how”the other guy” is … more
To the editor: On Aug. 3 you wrote a whole article regarding Dave Gallagher's dream of putting a floating water park in Island Park. You should hear the other side now. Have you ever come to … 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
I don’t get much genealogy research done in the dog days of summer. My computer nook is under the eaves at home and it gets pretty warm up there, especially during the 90-degree, humid days … more
It’s often said freedom isn’t free. The right to speak out against those in power, move around on a whim, and generally live our lives the way we see fit is often taken for granted, as … 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
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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.