Letters to the Editor
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  To the editor: I was deeply honored to have been elected to the Town Council by the voters of Little Compton.  In the six months since I took office, I have enjoyed digging into the … more
To the editor: At the June 5 Annual Town Meeting, Westport approved changes to zoning bylaws to allow non-medical marijuana establishments in specifically defined areas of town.  In public … more
To the editor: Oh, the sandy parking lot is still there, full of the usual potholes, but it drops off abruptly into a retaining wall of stone and boulders on the ocean side. The sea washes right … more
To the editor, Westport is a special place. Our farms, our river, our beaches and our harbor combine to form a landscape that can’t be found anywhere else.  Westport Point … more
Beverage tax not what businesses need now To the editor: Is now a good time to be raising taxes?  Definitely not. Right now, the General Assembly is considering a beverage tax that will … more
To the editor: The Sogkonate Garden Club has planted and maintained the Burchard Triangle since the early 90's.  We respectfully request that only local events be posted and that no … more
More than 600 Rhode Island students from grades 7 to 12 were featured in the 2021 RIMEA (Rhode Island Music Education Association) All-State Music Festival Concert, premiering on YouTube on May 2, … more
To the editor: After 15 months of shifting and adapting, this Small Business Month I’m reminded of important lessons I’ve learned as a Tiverton business owner that apply far beyond our … more
To the editor: At the Little Compton Town Financial Meeting on 18 May 2021, I  tried to extract the school stroke from the omnibus amendment proposed by the Town Financial Committee to vote … more
As Covid vaccine clinics steamroll their way into our public schools, parents are left wondering how we have been removed from the process entirely.  The Dept. of Health recently declared … 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.