Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: As a lifelong East Bay resident, I have always enjoyed the beauty of Narragansett Bay. But behind this cozy New England life, the beauty is often marred by the sound of helicopters … more
Joseph Crowley’s recent letter, entitled  “The real problem with our schools is poverty,” continues a theme that he pursued in two previous letters. As I noted in a previous … more
The scores were unacceptable. Something needed to be done to fix the schools. Rhode Island? Yes, based on the second year of administering the RICAS. Massachusetts? Yes, based on the first years … more
Note: This letter was submitted to the Bristol Town Council, Bristol Town Administrator and Director of Public Works. I respectfully offer the following information in hopes to persuade you to … more
To the editor: After three years of effort by the Democrats to remove the Republican President of the United States, the basis for those efforts was exposed as being totally unfounded. Their … more
A community working together to confront issues and solve problems is a beautiful thing. Happily, we can say this is true about the Bristol community, where citizens and public officials work … more
To the editor: Across the state in recent months, there has been an enormous amount of hand-wringing by some school officials over an advisory opinion issued this past April by former state … more
This past June I opined on these pages about the scheduled closing of the Silver Creek Bridge and the lack of commitment and vision by Town and State leadership to devise an alternative to the … more
I have a few thoughts about our Interim Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Brice.  I have only had the privilege of dealing with Dr. Brice on a few occasions. What I took from our interactions … more
I watched the last Bristol Town Council meeting and was not impressed with the answers Mr. Hoffman was given to his questions and comments on the new trash plan. His son in California has experience … 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.