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To the editor: I have recently received yet another mailer extolling the virtues of the latest move within the Legislature to tax the wealthy. I see this more as a revenge tax rather than a … more
To the editor: Congratulations to the Barrington High School football team for their Division II Super Bowl trophy, to Brigham Dunphy for winning the MVP award, and for the cheerleaders who have … more
To the editor: In response to the letter encouraging residents to welcome the asphalt plant in Seekonk, let me first say that I completely agree with your main point: we cannot continue to enjoy … more
To the editor: What is the most pressing struggle that youth face in today’s world? This is a difficult question but there is a common theme in everyone's answers. The struggle of making it … more
To the editor: True Republicans such as Ben Sasse, Liz Cheney, and Mitt Romney, to name but a few, were fighting for conservative ideas when Donald Trump was nothing more than a … more
To the editor: Most Portsmouth residents probably haven’t noticed the new water pump station that the Portsmouth Water and Fire District (PWFD) had constructed at the west end of Union … more
To the editor: I was heartbroken when I heard that the theatre program at Mt. Hope High School is in danger of being eliminated. Having taught at Mt. Hope as the theatre teacher and director for … more
Editor's note: This letter from a former Mt. Hope High School theatre director and teacher was sent to East Bay Media Group, as well as members of the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee, on … more
The East Bay Bike Path bridges were shut down in 2019 when regular inspections showed that they were unsafe. At the time, the Department of Transportation (DOT) said that they would replace the … more
I reside with my family on Chachapacassett Road where we are blessed with a fantastic front porch. One of our favorite pastimes is sitting on the porch and watching the world pass by. “Chacha" … 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.