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To the editor: I am asking for your help to maintain agriculture as a vital part of our community while preserving open space in the Town of Portsmouth. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Portsmouth Town … more
When somebody hears the word bias, he/she thinks usually of racial bias or, since the election of President Donald Trump, more so of news bias where the news organizations slant the coverage to one … more
Barrington leaders appear embarrassingly tone deaf as they hammer through a new set of fees for everyone playing outdoor recreational sports in town. Consider the evidence … The town … more
Social media sites like Facebook and GoFundMe have done wonders for nonprofits and worthy causes around the world. They have also hurt them in ways that cannot be measured. Anyone with a social … more
To the editor: Well, once again a very close call! Sunday Sept. 16, while crossing the bike path on North Lake Drive, another very close call!  Three people decked out in full bike attire … more
To the editor: We've read the two articles in the Times concerning the charter change and where DPW employees stand on the charter changes, but some clarification is still needed. In simple … more
A few months ago, I noticed a gap in the wall at the far end, entering the lobby, located at the mail boxes in the post office. Hmm, I wondered when the picture of Pat Vaccaro would be returning. And … more
September is National Recovery Month; a time for education and celebration. Since 1989, people with lived experience, loved ones, treatment professionals, and community supporters have come together … more
To prospective developers in Bristol, I am wondering if we seniors have to relocate to Florida or other more affordable areas? We love this town and hate being pushed out. Before all of … more
The organizers of the 2018 High Street Porch Music Fest would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all who came together last Sunday to enjoy porches, neighbors, and music. Thank you to all the … more
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Jim McGaw

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.