Letters to the Editor
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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
To the editor: Tiverton is one of the most beautiful sailing harbors in New England.  We love to walk to the beach playground at Grinnell Beach, where the kids swing, slide and climb.  I’m an … more
To the editor: When we stay silent, domestic violence thrives. With 1 in 4 Rhode Islanders experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes, and nearly 1 in 10 Rhode Island high schoolers … more
To the editor: Before the advent of television, the cell phone, the internet etc., mass murders were only popularized by the killing actions of cult leaders, mad bombers and maybe an occasional … more
To the editor: Two weeks ago, we were invited to meet with Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn to discuss the prosecution and sentencing of animal abuse. During this meeting we presented … more
To the editor: We are a nation enthralled by our guns and by our embrace of Second Amendment “freedoms.” The 2007 “Small Arms Survey” found that the U.S. has the highest gun ownership … more
To the editor: I find myself compelled to respond to Mr. Collins’ September 21 letter to the editor about animal treatment hypocrisy.  He’s quite right that it’s hypocritical to get … more
To the editor: It’s not an overstatement to say that last week Little Compton lost an icon. Chet (“Junior”) Wilkie, 84, collapsed while visiting an excavating job in town – his lifelong … more
To the editor: Lately all the lights on the utility poles on Crandall Road in Adamsville have been re-lit. That's a lot of light pollution. It was better when only two utility pole lights were … more
To the editor: In my opinion, allowing the Weatherlow Farm to  become a wedding  and event venue is a bad idea. Bringing a lot of traffic onto that narrow section of Sodom Road is … 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.