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To the editor:At its meeting on August 16th, the City Council had before it a resolution to ratify the Waterfront District Commission’s amendment to accept the Metacomet Subdistrict into the … more
To the editor:The closing of the Pleasant St. Bridge (https://www.eastbayri.com/east-providence/stories/busy-hunts-mills-bridge-in-east-providence-will-soon-close-for-reconstruction,105171?) is truly … more
To the editor: I want to thank Mr. Clyne and Mr. Crosby (August 11 and 18 editions) for replying to my article on gun control (August 3-4 editions); I appreciate the opportunity to discuss this … more
Without fail, every time Sheriff Hodgson is criticized, sued or called out for his actions or deficiencies, he demands an apology to him and to his staff. Two recent active federal … more
To the editor:“Unvaccinated people now have the same guidance as vaccinated people.” For readers convalescing from a breakthrough case after their last booster who may’ve missed it, … more
To the editor: I would like to thank the Town of Bristol for brainstorming and organizing the delightful event, Community Night Out, on the Town Common on Wednesday, Aug. 17. It was an amazing … more
To the editor: I sent the following email to the town councils of Portsmouth and Bristol, our state legislative delegation, and the board of the R.I. Police Chiefs Association:At the Aug. 17 board … more
There are myriad dangers on every bike path. Tour de France wanna-bees weave through the crowds, believing the path should be theirs alone. Children wobble helmet-less on their tricycles with light … more
In reference to your article, August 18th edition “New life for old marina”: It’s a positive move to see the property transferred from Rhode Island Department of Transportation … more
To the editor: On Saturday the Collaborative, headed by Uriah Donnelly and supported by a committed Board of Trustees and corps of loyal volunteers, organized its 6th annual Folks Fest fundraiser, … 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.