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To the editor: The development, use, possession and threats to use nuclear weapons makes all other historical events seem trivial by comparison.  The fact that our country could cause … more
To the editor: On Oct. 10, the House Finance Committee will hear testimony on the Pawtucket Red Sox Stadium legislation. The $83 million dollar publicly owned stadium proposal seeks $23 million … more
To the editor: Dear friends and members of the Barrington community, Just a few words to thank The Barrington Times for running the announcement about the yard sale and car wash held at the … more
Nary a week goes by that the public isn’t subjected to a smorgasbord of activity by the power brokers in Rhode Island, and last week was no exception. I'll begin with one positive note among … more
To the editor Rhode Islanders should take pride in our new, modern motor vehicle computer system. While it has been long time in the making, and it has not been without its trial and tribulations, … more
To the editor: Westport narrowly voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana last fall, 4,783 to 4,270.  Yes, there was a 500 vote difference (5.6%) but this was big presidential election … more
To the editor: In the lead story of the September 21 edition, "Council okays hire of five new officers," the police chief justifies the expenditure because of "increases in police activity in many … more
Now that Labor Day has come and gone the 2018 campaign season is about to start. Governor Gina Raimondo is in for a tough reelection fight. Obviously, she has a formidable group of contenders seeking … more
To the editor: Are your hummingbird feeders still up? Hurray for you and I am sure you know to keep them there until October 15. You might even be rewarded with a rufous! They seem to travel late … 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.