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To the editor: Business leaders from across the state held a press conference recently to address proposed tax legislation and the impact it would have on Rhode Island’s business climate. … more
Thank you to all the heroic CNAs, nurses and support staff at all long-term care facilities for working through this wretched COVID pandemic. Many of us would have been lost without … more
I often read Arlene Violet’s columns in the East Bay newspapers. I usually find them interesting and informative. She is an accomplished woman – a former nun, former Rhode Island attorney … more
As Father’s Day approaches it is a good time to remember lessons learned from your Dad. Here is one of my favorites. A lesson in adaptability. In the mid-1950s growing up, my Dad worked … more
To the editor: Please join me at the Financial Town Meeting tonight 7 p.m. at Barrington High School. Hi, my name is John Alessandro, and I am running for re-election to the Committee on … more
To the editor: I write to ask that you attend the Financial Town Meeting (the “FTM”) on Wednesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the high school, and that you vote to reinstate funding for … more
To the editor: My name is Susie Holloway. I am running for a position on the committee on appropriations and I would be grateful for your vote at the election on Wednesday, June 16, which will be … more
To the editor: “Consider flying a banner for straight pride,” Barrington’s United Veterans Coalition just asked the town council. I’m married to a man, proud of our … more
To the editor: Don’t let special interest stakeholders take away your voice, attend the FTM Wednesday night, June 16, at 7 p.m. at Barrington High School. Taxpayers of Barrington please … more
To the editor: This spring the Barrington Town Council voted to add a one-time appropriation of $500,000 to the town budget for affordable housing. The lack of affordable housing in town has been … 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.