Letters to the Editor
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Richard V. Simpson died on July 4, 2017 as he prepared to participate in Bristol’s famous Fourth of July Parade. The timing of his death at age 81 was an amazing coincidence, because he wrote … more
To the editor:During a lunch break, I ran into an elderly friend (let’s call him Buddy), who asked for a ride to Seekonk.  When I asked, what he needed in Seekonk, his response was … more
To the editor: In March, the City of Newport awarded a contract to purchase a new fireboat for the city’s fire department. The City Council voted to spend $887,642 on an aluminum vessel … 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
The Bristol Town Council’s unanimous decision to support a 35-cent per-person “landing fee” — aka, tax — on passengers on the Prudence Ferry in my opinion is wrong. I … more
To the editor:The members of the Warren Town Council have refrained from commenting on the recent Rhode Island Supreme Court decision that restored the true intent and purpose of the state funding … more
“It’s deep in the race for a man to want his own roof and walls. It satisfies a fundamental urge,” said George Bailey in the great movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” … more
To the editor, “Renewable Now!” This is a common refrain now heard everywhere when people are speaking about the amazing benefits of the many forms of clean, renewable energy, … more
To the editor: I spoke with my senator, James Seveney, earlier today. He indicated he would not support (a General Assembly resolution that calls for the removal of various RhodeWorks signs … more
I’d like to make a comment concerning the hotel they want to put on Gooding Avenue. Well, have they noticed the traffic in the town of Bristol? It’s bumper-to-bumper Metacom Avenue; … 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.