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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
The forecast of a few inches of snow prompts a rush to the ‘storm cancellation’ list from a predictable bunch. Three to five inches was predicted Friday (roads were bare in much of the … more
At the risk of stating the obvious: Don’t take to the roads today. Even if you enjoy a white-knuckle ride down Route 114 in Bristol or East Main Road in Portsmouth, the current white-out … more
In the spirit of the new year, may all enjoy peace, heath, love and prosperity … A few of the following would be nice too: We wish that: • Westport at long last cleanse its reputation as a … more
“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - Mahatma Gandhi People from Westport and around the nation are appalled by the treatment of animals within a … more
Never again, all vowed after animal treatment horrors were found hidden away in the same patch of Westport woods for a second time in six years. Some of the key players aren’t impressed. … more
The earth is warming, the seas are rising and if communities are to cope with what’s to come, they need to sit down and seriously talk things through. Climate change deniers need to take … more
It’s popular among some to blame Mexico for most everything lately but we share responsibility with our neighbor to the south for the demise of the monarch butterfly. Which is why a roadside … more
Overshadowed by the gruesome stories and pictures of animal abuse in Westport has been the extraordinary effort by groups and individuals. Bright lights are too many to mention but here are a … more
Nobody was hurt and the cows made it to safety which is the only glimmer of good news to come from last week's Westport fire that leveled two barns and a big part of what was once a thriving dairy … 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.