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To the editor, Dear members of the RI House Judiciary Committee, I understand you had a hearing on Tuesday, April 11, on House bill H-5555 that seeks to legalize marijuana for recreational use. I … more
To the editor: There is a lot to learn from the recent defeat of the Senate Republican effort to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Every bill Republican leaders introduced had the same … more
To the editor:Arlene Violet’s “Growing Decency Deficit” (August 30-31) was a breath of fresh air. We are constantly bombarded with articles on how”the other guy” is … more
To the editor, Energy — namely, electricity — is the modern day “fire” that drives our economy. As a former administrator of the RI Office of Energy Resources and as the RI … more
To the editor: On June 12, because I’m gay, I experienced a level of bigotry that I had not endured in over 50 years. I had almost forgotten it existed. Not since my elementary school days … more
To the editor: Maybe now is a good time to ask ourselves “What is the point of healthcare insurance?” Hopefully, we all answer “To share the risk”. We all know we are … more
To the editor: An elected Barrington official recently crowed “this is democracy at work” smugly referring to the approval of the MS bond issue at the March FTM. It’s easy when … more
To the editor: In March, I attended a hearing for House Bill H-6023, which would prohibit the intensive confinement of pregnant sows, veal calves and egg-laying hens, as well as the sale of … more
To the editor: Most recent news coverage of our dysfunctional American health care system fails to note the central problem: private health insurance companies.  Remember: The only reason … more
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To the editor: Last Wednesday, May 10, I attended the budget meeting.  Mr. Grove detailed his planned budget that gave me some hope for our future in this town, living in my home that was … 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.