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To the editor: When Peter Hewett invokes “MAGA” and claims “it is difficult to comprehend how anyone could possibly find fault with this acronym”, he displays the myopic … more
To the editor: Thomas Paine, the often quoted colonial newsman, once wrote, “If you are afraid to offend, you can't be honest.” Hospitals across the river and the Washington Bridge … more
To the editor: The League of Women Voters of Rhode Island would like to thank the candidates who participated and citizens who sent in questions for our forums in Bristol, Warren, Barrington and … more
To the editor: It’s interesting to watch the range of reactions to the apparently hate-motivated shooting of five at the “Club Q” in Colorado Springs on the eve of the … more
To the editor: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Killion, I am writing to ask you to please reconsider your decision to demolish the Gothic Revival Cottage at 135 Ferry Road. I understand the reasons—the … more
To the editor: In response to a letter authored by representatives from nearly 10 organizations in the Nov. 10 Phoenix, “Body-worn cameras don’t belong in schools,” I say — … more
To the editor: We cannot keep talking only to ourselves. It serves a limited purpose of solidarity but only reaffirms the ongoing divide amongst us. Whether a member of the left or right … more
To the editor: A recent article in the Times-Gazette indicated that the SAT English Language Arts (ELA) scores of Mt. Hope High students ranked 7th in the state. This achievement is even more … more
To the editor: I’d like to thank everyone who worked on my campaign and those who voted for me in the last election. It is an honor to represent State Senate District 11. During my … more
To the editor: Thomas Paine, the often quoted colonial newsman, once wrote, "If you are afraid to offend, you can't be honest.” Hospitals across the river and the Washington Bridge are in … 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.