Editorials
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The Westport Agricultural Commission devoted over an hour recently to discussing the merits — or lack thereof in their opinions — of an animal site registry before voting unanimously against the … more
There is something sneaky and unsavory about a for-profit, out-of-state company coming into town to snare and ticket motorists. That’s what’s been happening in Providence lately and it’s no … more
Some were stunned when a prosecutor suggested probation all around for those facing charges for their actions in the horrific tenant “farm” animal cruelty discovered hidden away in the Westport … more
Gratitude and applause to those electric linemen who climbed up amidst the wires in frightful conditions these past few days. It’s work most of us can’t imagine. But National Grid’s … more
If we simply ignore science, muzzle the federal scientists, unpleasant things like global warming and rising seawater cease to exist — problem solved. So seems to be the attitude of the new … more
Add “craft” to that list of words (ie natural, awesome, literally …) whose overuse and misuse has left them meaningless. Whatever craft once meant — the image of a skilled carpenter … more
That early onset flu tactic is neither as clever nor amusing as the Warwick teacher union seems to think. All towns around should be most interested spectators to this sick-out charade since a … more
Now, in a moment of national tragedy, is not the time to talk about gun laws, said Republican leaders from our state, Congress and the White House in the days following the Las Vegas … more
The penalty for subjecting your pets to slow and agonizing death by neglect? Not much around here, it seems. Investigators are justifiably outraged that a Fall River District Court judge has … more
With great enthusiasm, Town Meeting voters in Westport approved an ‘agri-tourism’ measure a couple of years back that would allow all sorts of fun on farms. They did it because farmers say … 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.