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We are lucky to have a small community school in Little Compton; schools are the center of a good and thoughtful society.  I was extremely surprised to read in the school … more
George Mendonsa fought in World War II’s Pacific Theater, fished a lifetime on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, remained married to the love of his life for … more
To the editor: Well I don’t know about you, but the weatherman has introduced me to new words about the weather. Before 2004 I used the word “tidal wave” but after the horrific one in … more
In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the … more
To the editor: How interesting was the Sakonnet Times dated January 31, 2019! There on the front page we have an article by Jim McGraw regarding substance abuse prevention and local clergy working … more
To the editor, Demolition of Westport Middle School is done and abatement is in progress. Funding for drainage, roadways, utilities, site improvements, parking expansion for students and staff, … more
To the editor: For those of you who are opposed to a border wall, which is in place to protected the citizens of the United States, I have this to say:  Read your history.  It is an ugly one, … more
To the editor: Citizens of Tiverton, I share your pain having your town manager trying to manage what he is incapable of doing. As a citizen of Warren, we had his position of town manager which … more
To the editor: Westport now has a Tenant Farm Regulation. The Board of Health confirms it will affect four people. I’d like to leap up and cheer about finally making some headway in this … more
To the editor: I can’t imagine how much money Disney Inc. makes per day. But I do know that Disney World pulls in around $75 million a day. And that makes me think about how we as a country … 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.