Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: Local newspapers have been flooded with letters trying to persuade Westporters to vote yes for a new middle/high school on February 27. Common to these bandwagon letters is that we … more
To the editor: This August will mark the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Rhode Island in 1778, which culminated in Portsmouth. This battle, between the British occupiers of Aquidneck Island and … more
To the editor: As legislators, we must treat each taxpayer dollar with the utmost respect, seeking to maximize its effectiveness and efficiency. That is our responsibility as elected officials. As … more
To the editor: We are writing in support of the new middle-high school proposal in Westport and want to urge our friends and neighbors to vote yes on February 27.   We know thaat we are not … more
To the editor: I have been following the process for the new school building project in Westport and based on comments that I’ve heard, I feel the need to respond. Coming out of eighth grade, I … more
To the editor: Passions are running high on the new Westport school ballot initiative, engaged citizens are listening and reading, debating with each other, and meeting in small and large groups … more
To the editor: I write to this newspaper about a subject that happens too often without notice and probably affects all three island communities. I speak about the dwindling amount of old houses, … more
Several years ago, when Bristol was about to acquire the Quinta-Gamelin Center from the Army Reserve, a group of us had explored the idea that the town partner with the YMCA  to manage and run … more
To the editor: This letter is intended for those fellow Westporters who may still be on the fence about the town’s plans to build a new grade 5-12 school on the site of the present Middle … more
To the editor: Again I find myself having to respond to the comments of Bill Reed through a letter. Why is this, you ask? Because Mr. Reed, the spokesperson for the Westport Taxpayers Association, … 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.