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To the editor: The Village Improvement' Society's annual Chicken BBQ sold out! Many thanks to all of you enthusiastic supporters who turned out for this event. Merchants, volunteers and board … more
To the editor: It was with a mixture of amusement and frustration that I read that Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha is considering raising field use fees.  These mixed emotions stem from … more
To the editor: Why is it that whenever I drive on Route 24 South at the end of Route 24 (after the Turnpike Avenue exit) where the posted speed limit is 40 mph, there is always somebody attempting … more
As election season nears, I find myself thinking about the kind of state representative we in District 68 need. Our community needs a representative who will listen to community members’ … more
Imagine this. You have your credit card purloined by a low-income young woman who lives in South Providence. She charges hundreds of dollars in airfare for her and her spouse. A $165 service at a … more
To the editor: In response to Donna Cook regarding the Charter Review Commission (with all nine members being Tiverton Taxpayers Association), don’t fall for the “woe is me” cry. If … more
First came the news that the statewide Democratic Party endorsement went to a Trump-loving former Republican male over a female incumbent (later reversed). Searching through the local endorsements … more
To the editor:  From sloppy news reporting or the rumor mill, you may have heard that elected members of the Charter Review Commission (CRC) skipped a hearing on their own proposals to change the … more
To the editor: Barrington Books is in business to sell books and to make a profit. They have the freedom to invite in any authors whose book sales might help them to achieve that goal. Inviting an … more
For years I have spoken out against Tiverton town councilors using taxpayers’ money to fight their private battles against businesses in town. The town does not belong involved in civil … 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.