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To the editor: We are all asked to balance our work and our family lives, but today, that is more challenging than ever before. We need to recognize the realities that today’s families face … more
To the editor, Dear members of the RI House Judiciary Committee, I understand you had a hearing on Tuesday, April 11, on House bill H-5555 that seeks to legalize marijuana for recreational use. I … more
To the editor, Thank you yet again to the members of the Bristol Town Council for endorsing a resolution to “dis-allow non-law enforcement to carry concealed firearms onto school … more
Being sheriff of Bristol County, Mass., is a lot like being lieutenant governor of Rhode Island — the workload leaves many hours to meddle in others’ business. For Tom Hodgson, being … more
To the editor: My mother was diagnosed with ALS in October 2015. She can now walk very short distances with a walker, can only speak a couple of sentences at a time, gets 95 percent of her food … more
To the editor: As usual, the Providence Journal got it wrong. I refer to the Sunday, March 26 front-page headline, “Culture Clash.” The anti-Trump protesters behavior had nothing to … more
In a sea of preposterous proposals to surface lately, the notion of cutting the Coast Guard, in part to help pay for a border wall, is in a league of its own. President Tump has proposed just that … more
To the editor: The recently proposed American Health Care Act (aka “TrumpCare”) is a disaster for American health care. According to the Congressional Budget Office, TrumpCare will … more
To the editor: We wish to extend in invitation to your readers to a rally being held to help honor and celebrate Women’s History Month and the work of multiple human rights … more
The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists will meet on Saturday, March 18, at Somerset Public Library, 1464 County St. The program at noon is by The Gravestone Girls. They will talk about gravestone … 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.