Keyword: opinion
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To the editor: On June 13, 2018 voters of the Portsmouth Water and Fire District (PWFD) will be asked to vote for tax collector (one position) and tax assessor (two positions). Poll hours are 7 … more
To the editor: The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, May 16 in the opinion section published an article written by Fred Singer, a professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of … more
To the editor: There are so many incredible things to say about the inaugural Portsmouth Farm-to-Farm Ride held this past Saturday. The smiling faces of 450 happy people riding and walking … more
To the editor, The Town Council of Portsmouth recently approved the hiring of a new finance director, the third in two years. It appears, however, that the candidate does not meet the primary … more
To the editor: Do you know what was located at the triangle at East Main Road and Turnpike Avenue before Bank Newport?  This was one of the questions posed last week at the Portsmouth … more
To the editor: Once again, legislation has been proposed in Rhode Island to ban battery cages for egg-laying hens. The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, H-7456, is a modest measure which … more
To the editor: All politics is local. This is especially true of the politics of gun control. So, in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, it would be prudent of us to take a closer look at … more
To the editor: This August will mark the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Rhode Island in 1778, which culminated in Portsmouth. This battle, between the British occupiers of Aquidneck Island and … more
To the editor: I write to this newspaper about a subject that happens too often without notice and probably affects all three island communities. I speak about the dwindling amount of old houses, … more
To the editor: The recent story of the Portsmouth High School intruder indicated portions of the police report were redacted. Why? It was an incident that had amplification from many on-scene … 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.