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There is a “Puck” cartoon from 1888 which caricatures the “evil spirits of the modern daily press” as grotesque elves running loose, presumedly to infect the readers and local … more

To the editor: Last week, I read a letter in this paper that convinced me Westport is no longer a Right to Farm community. Activists have used the debacle at the Medeiros property as a pretext … more
To the editor: Jarod Mayo and his family prayed for the safe return of their beloved English bulldog, Knox, for over two months.  When the body of his dog was found in the closet of a Cranston, … more
To the editor, The Westport Planning Board had scheduled a public meeting for July 24 to consider various matters including solar farms. Because there was not a quorum of board members present … more
Petitioners are asking the town to purchase Westport Camping Grounds, 346 Old County Road, for the benefit of the new school complex. Even though no dollar amount was printed on the Feb. 27 … more
This week marks two years since ghastly discoveries at the Medeiros tenant farm made national news and rattled our collective sense of self here in Westport. It has been a frustrating but very … more
To the editor: Dear Arlene, your Barrington Times article about immigration needs some clarification. To state that Melania Trump came into this country twice illegally is inaccurate at … more
The fourth week of July marks two years since the second Medeiros tenant farm tragedy shocked and sickened Westport residents and people across the country. We became That Place where “the … more
To the editor: My friend recently described her graduation from a prestigious MBA program years ago. She said,“At the commencement they said, ‘You have your degree, and it can never be taken … more
In response to Dale Hennessy’s letter (“People think climate science is clear — it isn’t”), there is a good reason why carbon dioxide has such a large effect even at the … 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.