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The benefits of more people accessing, following and interacting with their government far exceed the negative, or potential negative, impacts. Government is best when it not only represents citizens, but involves them. more
The pandemic introduced a few silver linings. Remote learning is sort of, kind of, one of them. Across America, schools figured out how to conduct themselves when no one was in the school … more
Sharon Gold is a diminutive woman with a big message for everyone — stop idling! The focus of a story in our East Bay Life section this week, Gold is a retired educator and grandmother from … more
When will the U.S. government step in and shut down TikTok in this country? We realize this is a very un-American suggestion — trampling on free speech and the free market — but it is … more
As families gather for the most traditional of American holidays, on a day wrapped in traditions and memories, we hope they find many reasons to be thankful for the bounties in their lives. We … more
Best month of the year in New England? While July gets a lot of love, and September is a favorite for many, October should be in everyone’s top-three. Consider the opportunities in the next … more
One of the strengths of any well-run town is citizen involvement, and Westport could use a bit more of that at the moment. Though the town has a deep well of volunteer talent, at least 20 spots on … more
Main Road resident Betty Slade hit the nail on the head when she got up at Wednesday's zoning board of appeals hearing to talk about the proposed cell phone tower at Masquesatch and Drift roads, … more
Given the many questions still unanswered and the possible alternatives still unexplored, it is hard to see another option for the Westport Zoning Board of Appeals than to reject as presented a plan … more
Let this next month be a time of great creativity, innovation and courage in education. It will take all three to send the children back to school without masks. Given all the messages coming from … 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.