Letters to the Editor
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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
I had to let a week go by before I responded to a letter written by my progressive friend, Mike Proto. This so I could give a thoughtful and charitable response. I stand by my contention that … 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
On June 3, a true Bristolian was laid to rest at Juniper Hill Cemetery in a simple and pleasant ceremony. Mr. Sam Kinder had the kindness of his Mother and the business savy of his … more
Years ago at a family wedding, my uncle read an excerpt from Robert Fulghum’s “All I Ever Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten.” I liked it so much I got the poster and … more
I find it difficult to understand why some Americans are reluctant to give credit to America for taking a lead in ending slavery in North America. We will concede ending slavery was not a unique … more
Brady Sullivan Properties, LLC, is seeking Town of Bristol approval to redevelop the Thames Street Robin Rug complex to include 151 rental units and a small number of retail outlets. The development … more
I walk my dog from the Bristol Town Beach parking lot to the water every day. About two weeks ago, I was dismayed to see that several mature trees were chopped down to the stumps. After a few … 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.