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The following was sent to R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti as well as Gov. Gina Raimondo and municipal leaders in Barrington, Warren and Bristol. The East Bay Chamber of … more
Congratulations to Bristol Fourth of July Parade Chairwoman Michelle Martins, her parade team and the entire Fourth committee for another outstanding effort. The nation’s proudest Fourth of … more
What should have been a happy Fourth turned tragic for neighbors and us. We witnessed a horrific event. It’s not unfamiliar to us to see traffic accidents at the corner of Mount Hope Avenue … more
To the editor: Last week I went to a funeral. My friend and one-time colleague Jim Taricani died 23 years after receiving a heart transplant. With infinite gratitude, Jim squeezed every ounce of … more
Regarding the Drag Queen Storytime at the Rogers Free Library on Saturday, June 15, I, for one, was not standing on either side of the library steps in protest, or in support. I for one, stand … more
This is in response to Owen Trainor’s letter, “Fourth inaccuracies continue for another year.” It seems as though Mr. Trainor has an annual urge to submit letters full of sarcastic … more
In her column, “Is free always good?” Arlene Violet refers to some Warwick parents as “scofflaws” because, although they can afford to pay for their child’s school … more
To the editor: 
It is evident that our school district is broken, and while moving on from Dr. Mario Andrade was important, there are many factors that will determine if the Bristol Warren … more
The energy reality is what just happened at Brayton Point when those towers came tumbling down. Back when the decision was announced, a company spokesman called it simple economics — coal can no … more
To the editor: This year has been a difficult one for our school system and our community. Tensions between schools, teachers, administration, students and families ran high. Awareness of concerns … 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.