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To the editor: My oh my, Thomas Collins must be patting himself on the back for the multiple clever little digs he surely believes he included in his letter to the editor. Well, Mr. Collins, as … more
To the editor: Frustrated. That is how we are feeling. It has been a year since we banded together as a group as the result of the Medeiros tenant farm tragedy. An entire year spent fighting for … more
To the editor: It’s been a year since the Westport Police found 1,400 animals dead or in desperate condition amidst acres of rat-infested sheds and slaughter shacks, heaps of old tires and … more
To the editor, Allow me to congratulate Peter Kilmartin on continuing the fine tradition of the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office of stonewalling, obfuscation and the denial … more
Once among the most abundant and lovely of backyard summertime visitors, the monarch butterfly is vanishing at a disturbing rate. Easy as it is to blame habitat abuse in the species' Mexican … more
Westport officials should not be wasting time with a “day of remembrance” ceremony for neglected animals. Enough wallowing in this! Animal abuse is abhorrent and illegal, but the crimes have been prosecuted. Time to move on. For the context of this letter, please read first “Day of remembrance to mark Westport animal suffering” (Westport Shorelines, June 19) so you can appreciate the ridiculousness. more
To the editor: I would like to express my deepest respect and thanks to the Westport Police Department, especially officers Oliver and Shea, for a job well done. As manager of Westport Camping … more
 To the editor: As a charter member of the Westport Fishermen’s Association, I have always been proud of our accomplishments.  The latest is our wreck display.  Project coordinator Tanja … more
It was stunning back in September when Tiverton Police accused one of their own with spending nights at home when he was being paid to work, and with ordering the whole night shift into “quiet … more
To the editor: While we waited – and waited – for a few balmy days of spring, all of a sudden there was the Summer Solstice. The glorious sun and blue skies are certainly welcome, but all … 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.