Opinion
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To the editor: Glen Farm, once a landmark country estate, is one of Portsmouth's treasures. The lanes that wind through the Glen are graced by numerous stone "beehive" pillars. Each has a concrete … more
To the editor: I really would like to see the business owner on Main Street in Tiverton tone down his lettered street side sign denouncing Democrats. I recently moved to this beautiful seaside … more
Money is the root all of evil. That statement is never truer than in Rhode Island politics. You can call corporate donations “Pay to Play” or “Corporate Influence” or … more
To the editor: At the Portsmouth Town Council meeting on Aug. 27, I was not questioning the need for a new ambulance, but rather the process for the purchase.  As a taxpayer, I … more
To the editor: We are writing to commend and to thank, from the bottom of our hearts, the Little Compton fire chief and officers who rescued our 3-year old golden retriever from small craft … more
To the editor: Making the rounds hereabouts earlier this summer in your U.S. Mail was a large, glossy postcard from something calling itself the Gaspee Project. Knowing recipients did recognize … more
To the editor: I am a Portsmouth resident and have a valid transfer station sticker on one of my automobiles. I have been filling up a 32-gallon can once per day as required for free daily … more
To the editor: Mr. Bennis is correct to identify the southern terminus of Route 24 as a hazard, but I'm not convinced it is a safety issue. What we lack are skilled and attentive drivers. In a … more
To the editor, I can't be the only person who is frustrated with the traffic jams resulting from maintenance work being done on the new Sakonnet River Bridge.  For weeks, cars have been crawling … more
There is a “Puck” cartoon from 1888 which caricatures the “evil spirits of the modern daily press” as grotesque elves running loose, presumedly to infect the readers and local … 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.