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This letter was written in response to the recent death of Judi Staven, a former member of the Portsmouth Town Council. To the editor: Judi was more than a friend. She was a confidante, a … more
To the editor: As most Portsmouth residents already know, our Town Council voted to keep the transfer operations as they are and will be establishing a pay-as-you-throw system.  Sticker … more
To the editor: A golden opportunity has presented itself in the form of a significant 15.6-acre property for sale on Bramans Lane in Portsmouth.  Little Creek Preserve was once part of a … more
To the editor: Many parents are concerned about the opioid and drug crisis and want to know what is being done. Some may have attended the “Hidden in Plain Sight” presentation and … more
To the editor: The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of Lori McDowell, will be presenting their annual Christmas concert, “Christmas in Song,” on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 … more
To the editor: After reading Mr. Corey’s “unbiased letter” of Oct. 19, it sounds to me and my “unbiased opinion” that we should put up with the left-leaning, biased … more
To the editor: At Monday’s Town Council meeting in Portsmouth, a request was made for the cost of the transfer station be included in our tax rolls (it was removed in 2006). Trash collection … more
To the editor: Attached photo is a new sign installed by (the R.I. Department of Transportation) yesterday (Oct. 23) at Route 114/Route 24 North/South. It is void of a start date, yet they know it … more
This is an edited version of a letter sent to the Portsmouth High School Class of 1966, which funded the construction of an archway at the school to honor the memory of the late Raymond Sullivan, a … more
To the editor: It is public knowledge that Channel 10, in Providence, has been purchased by Sinclair Broadcasting, a conglomerate. With this new ownership apparently comes a requirement that the … 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.