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Those of us who took Latin in grade school know that “Sic Transit Gloria” represents what the U.S. is experiencing with the fall of Afghanistan. Americans and democracy really had no … more
One of the disturbing messages coming out of the more recent Bristol Warren Regional School Committee meeting was the idea that mask wearing is cognitively, physically, and emotionally harmful to … more
I usually read East Bay Newspapers’ editorials. Sometimes I agree; sometimes I don’t. But I have never found myself so totally pleased or displeased with an editorial position … more
While open dialogue about COVID is censored and punished across major social media platforms, and the free exchange of information is policed by fact-checking apparatchiks and filtered by an openly … more
Just as I expected, at their most recent meeting our town council in a rushed and poorly thought out vote, eliminated longevity payments and buyout bonuses for the town clerk and town administrator, … more
To the editor: Recently, the Barrington Times dared to share its view on masks, which in turn generated several passionate responses. One reply stated how she was “Shocked and … more
It is with heartfelt thanks and gratitude that I write this letter to thank all of you who came out to support a local girl and her new book, on Aug. 3 at Portside in Bristol. I was completely … more
In case anyone missed it, there were two recent despicable opinions over the past week, with similar themes of wishing harm or even death on others. One came from an elected official — a … more
John Kinsella’s great baseball novel, “Field of Dreams,” popularized the phrase “Go the distance.” I regard it also as an exhortation to runners — from the mile to … more
To the editor: Newspaper editorials have long played an important role staking positions within a community that may be unpopular but necessary to consider. I have long admired the Times-Gazette … 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.