Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: I was moved by Jim McGaw’s excellently written article (“He was a light,” Portsmouth Times, April 4) about Owen Cameron, whom I never met.   I am … more
To the editor: I enjoyed George Voutes’s letter regarding trees (“Trees for the people and the planet,” The Portsmouth Times, April 4).   It reminded me of a poem I … more
Democrat voters, kick the habit. You have nothing to lose, and a new life for you, your children, and your neighbors to gain. more
This late-life adventure to witness “Nature showeth Thy handiwork” is now one to reflect on, come together on and pass on to grandchildren of our own. more
We believe it is important to take a leading role in raising funds to save part of our iconic Town Hall. more
To the editor: The other day I was thinking about my recent visit to the RI Blood Center. It might seem surprising, but my thoughts focused on regret and embarrassment. I am approaching 70 and … more
To the editor: Support for various social causes, as meritorious as it might be, is fraught with the same difficulties as support for political agendas. Namely, it is inevitably divisive. The … more
To the editor: In the April 3 edition of the Barrington Times there was an article about the new property tax assessments . The article included the percent increase for a random sampling of … more
To the editor: How sad Town Councilors have no respect for Barrington Veterans. The Barrington United Veterans Council (BUVC) will no longer support or be affiliated with a local town government … more
I just returned from Florida and I can attest to how terribly hot it can be if you are not in A/C or under a tree. more
There's only going to be one thing that's going to attract and retain quality employees, and that is money. more
How many of deaths were caused by a violation of our current safe storage law? more
The failure of the Washington Street Bridge has been extensively reported. It seems there may also be reasons to raise questions about the Mt. Hope Bridge. more
I want to be clear on what a “YES” vote on Question 1 means. A YES vote on Question 1 allows the town to construct the water and sewer trunkline down Route 6. A yes vote does not … more
The single most important thing you may ever do to help the Westport River is to get out and vote YES on Question 1 on Tuesday, April 9. We cannot overstate how important your vote is for the future … more
I wonder, given these budgetary practices, how will the Town’s surplus be rebuilt? more
When we take care of trees, trees take care of people and entire ecosystems. more
No single political-party always works in the best interest of all people. more
Dredging in the Sakonnet should be prevented and the attendant difficulties in bringing ashore the power cables returned to Massachusetts where they belong. more
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI): These ideas are anathema to white Christian nationalists who fear losing their “rightful place” and their power and authority in America. DEI … more
After seeing how the winter storms have remodeled South Shore Beach once again, it became apparent to me that nature is taking the beach back. A breakwater of sorts is built every winter season, this … more
To the editor: It’s very upsetting that the only option left for the Barrington United Veterans Council was to resign. There are so many locations, near town center and beyond, that … more
To the editor: In December I had the honor to participate in the Wreaths Across America event at the RI Veterans Cemetery. The only flags displayed in official capacity on the 280-acre property … more
To the editor: I’d like to commend the Town Council for their affirmative vote on proceeding with RIDOT’s plan for a roundabout at the East Main/Turnpike Avenue intersection. … more
The long-planned North Westport water and sewer system is a public investment whose time has come. The Town of Westport has arrived at a unique confluence of new opportunities and old needs. It is … 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.