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There is one group of Americans we have not heard much from or much about during the past year and a half. That group comprises seniors who are not in nursing homes, who are healthy and productive, … more
Three years ago, the Barrington town manager floated a proposal to more than double the fee for 6-year-olds to chase a soccer ball across a bumpy patch of grass, or smack a T-ball through a scratchy … more
To the editor: Congratulations to Attorney General Peter Neronha for fighting for the people's rights to our coastline! He called foul on the Court's decision approving the so-called "settlement" … more
To the editor:  We shouldn't underestimate the wisdom found in stories we were told when we were children. Take for instance "Chicken Little." In the story, Chicken Little runs around in … more
To the editor: As the summer comes to a close, we have been reflecting on our favorite experiences over the past few months, of which the FLM FWD festival was definitely top on the list. On the … more
To the editor: We should expect more from our school committee, superintendent, and assistant superintendent.   So many in this community moved here, willing to pay hefty property taxes, … more
The Barrington Town Council deserves a gold star for its decision to approve a composting program at its recent meeting, although we can’t help from wondering if it was really necessary to fund … more
I am writing this letter in response to the editorial of Aug. 11 “The cost of composting." I believe that your criticism of the Barrington Town budget allocation of $5,000 for a composting … more
A few weeks ago we shared our opinions about mandatory masking in schools. Based on some reactions, you might think we advocated for citizen revolt against both the government and the medical … more
I usually read East Bay Newspapers’ editorials. Sometimes I agree; sometimes I don’t. But I have never found myself so totally pleased or displeased with an editorial position … 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.