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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
For all who cherish a good view, great news from the owners of those twin towering Somerset eyesores that grab attention from every part of Mount Hope Bay and beyond. The owners announced recently … 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
To the editor: Glen Farm, once a landmark country estate, is one of Portsmouth's treasures. The lanes that wind through the Glen are graced by numerous stone "beehive" pillars. Each has a concrete … more
To the editor: At the Portsmouth Town Council meeting on Aug. 27, I was not questioning the need for a new ambulance, but rather the process for the purchase.  As a taxpayer, I … more
To the editor: I am a Portsmouth resident and have a valid transfer station sticker on one of my automobiles. I have been filling up a 32-gallon can once per day as required for free daily … more
To the editor: Mr. Bennis is correct to identify the southern terminus of Route 24 as a hazard, but I'm not convinced it is a safety issue. What we lack are skilled and attentive drivers. In a … more
There is a “Puck” cartoon from 1888 which caricatures the “evil spirits of the modern daily press” as grotesque elves running loose, presumedly to infect the readers and local … more
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
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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.