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To the editor: On Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, the area was hit by a storm with gale winds that knocked out power. Shortly before 5 p.m., as I was driving through Warren heading into Barrington on … more
To the editor: I am blessed to have a generator and wished all my neighbors had one as well. I am beginning to believe that the town council is in cahoots with generator companies! While I have … more
To the editor: This was the second time this year that Barrington lost power. I had to drive across town during both blackouts. What I witnessed was a potential for a life changing accident. At … more
To the editor: Now that the election has concluded, we can once again visit the situation of our local highways without the noise of the campaigns. In 1975 at the Portsmouth Middle School, (the … more
To the editor: On behalf of Amicable Church I would like to thank the community for all their help in making our Thanksgiving basket project such a huge success.  We were able to provide a … more
Joseph Biden, nominally President-elect, has frequently talked about unity and healing. His "Kumbaya" moments are merely wishful thinking. Despite a history of citizens eventually rallying around a … more
Surprised. That is the word I keep returning to after reading the letter to the editor by Donna DeLeo Bruno: “Response to Nov. 15 edition of the Phoenix.” The letter begins with the … more
To the editor: I was a poll worker in Little Compton, thanks to Carol Wordell and Scott Morrison. I was able to be part of our greater democracy. I never felt more proud to be an American and to … more
In regard to the Nov. 19 letter to the Phoenix entitled “Response to Nov. 15 edition of the Phoenix,” the writer asserts that character cannot be confirmed. Perhaps not, but … more
It’s always a good idea to shop locally, and it might mean more this year than ever before. The pandemic has disrupted everything — every person, every organization, every business. By … 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.