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To the editor: I truly despair when I read editorials such as Scott Fuller's scathing piece on June 23, as well as earlier letters to the editor in the Barrington Times on April 14, May 12 and May … more
To the editor:There’s a whole lot of angst and outrage in our world right now. That’s why instead of writing to you with the intent of engaging in political commentary or social … more
On behalf of the Commissioners of The Cemeteries of Bristol, who are responsible for The North and East Burial Grounds, I would like to publicly thank and acknowledge Bill Chittick for the truly … more
Though the Bristol Warren schools do not have a large Jewish population, there is a Jewish population — Jewish children, teachers and administrators. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, … more
It seems the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee grows more dysfunctional by the week. In yet another 5-4 decision (these are quite common lately), the committee decided it would not entertain a … more
Peter Hewett’s letter, “Arlene Violet is wrong on Critical Race Theory,” does little more than spread misinformation and insult a credible journalist. Beginning with the end of … more
This past weekend I participated in two half-marathon road races — one here in Bristol on Saturday, and one in Fairfield, Conn., on Sunday. While both races had some similarities, they also had … more
To the editor: Westport taxpayers: While seeking truth that is unchanging, exclusive, and void of inconsistencies, we often experience a chilling effect on free speech. For instance, did you know … more
To the editor: My name is Richard Metcalf and I live along the Sakonnet River in Tiverton.  Recently a thirty five foot wide parcel of land that abuts our property was purchased for the … more
To the editor: A great deal of the debate at this month’s Financial Town Meeting focused on affordable housing for our senior residents. After much discussion, the proposal for taxpayers to … 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.