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To the editor: As an adjunct to the letter from John McDaid (March 11, 2021) about the lack of reliable internet service, I wonder why the East Bay has been bypassed by Verizon for FIOS internet … more
To the editor: Rhode Island has committed again and again to in-person classes throughout this pandemic. As a teacher, I know that in-person learning is the best option for students and does not … more
In the Feb. 18 Bristol Phoenix, the opinion page includes a long letter disputing the fact that the rise in violent crime is directly related to the rise in gun ownership. The author neglects to … more
When the pandemic first hit, I thought to myself, “I can get through these next couple of weeks working from home with my 12-, 6-, and 3-year-old.” Well, I was in for a rude … more
To the editor: A good law is one which punishes the perpetrator of a crime while scrupulously maintaining and protecting the freedom and civil rights of society at large. It is unbiased, based on … more
It takes courage to stand up to a despot. In the second impeachment proceedings against President Donal Trump, there were more Republican women than men in the House and Senate with the guts to do … more
We are told that the U.S. Department of Justice has now charged more than 200 alleged seditionist/insurrectionists with a variety of crimes, including assault on police officers, aggravated assault, … more
As an advocate for firearms’ rights in Rhode Island, I 100 percent agree that any amount violence, with or without firearms, should be of concern to us all. However, heeding the clamor of the … more
‘Operation Warp Speed’ has become a bad joke and nowhere is it less amusing than in Rhode Island. Last week, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center released a vaccination … more
To the editor: Our new climate czar John Kerry was asked after an executive order cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline how the folks who lost 11,000 jobs could be helped. His answer was a masterwork … 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.