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To the editor:Thank you for your continuing coverage of the East Bay pipeline leak and being an important information resource. Our letter is in response to your 5/16 editorial: "A water crisis … more
Downtown Bristol business leaders have a right to feel abandoned. Their town and state representatives have abandoned them. After arguing for months that the Rhode Island Department of … more
There has been much discussion about the Silver Creek bridge. I had a suggestion which I gave to the DOT but have not gotten a response. As mentioned in a piece a week ago, the bridge should be at … more
Tuesday morning, the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation (DOT) held an informative meeting for business owners in Bristol about the Silver Creek Bridge Project. Information was clearly given to us … more
When Bristol County’s cross-bay pipeline was constructed 20 years ago, it was celebrated as a remarkable feat of engineering and ingenuity. Faced with the daunting task of bringing fresh, … more
Dear Gov. Raimondo: The small business owners of Historic Downtown Bristol have recently been dismayed to discover a plan to close the main artery for traffic into our area during our peak months, … more
Kudos to Pete Hewett for his May 9 letter, “Parents should be held accountable for students’ actions.” We pick them up, drive them to school, feed them two meals and babysit them … more
I am writing in response to Rep. Susan Donovan’s letter last week (“Evergreen bill restores balance between unions and employers”). The Evergreen Bill will ultimately raise property … more
I am writing in response to Eric Hall’s April 29 letter in the Providence Journal (“Blatant Conflicts of Interest Permitted in RI”). The “Evergreen” legislation that … more
I think it fortuitous that the glowing article about Bristol, honored by being designated a Tree City USA, should be published this week. I understand the need for inspecting and determining which … 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.