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Zoning laws in the U.S. were first enacted to protect property values and quality of life, so citizens know what their neighbor can and cannot build. Those who purchase property or have property in a … more
On May 21 the Ethics Commission issued an informal resolution and settlement by imposing a civil fine of $250 on Lieutenant Governor Daniel McKee. The fine itself was a slap on the wrist. The Lt. … more
To the editor: I wanted to reach out to make my opposition to the two-tier system known. We moved to this community three years ago solely for the educational system. We wanted to be part of a … more
To the editor: The pantry shelves are full again in TAPIN’s food pantry! TAPIN received over 5,200 pounds of non-perishable food as part of the letter carrier union’s 27th annual Stamp … more
The water ban has been lifted! Hooray! Residents of Barrington, Warren and Bristol are free to use as much water as they’d like, indoor or outdoor, without restriction. They can water lawns … more
Drag Queens reading “stories” to children in public libraries — what could possibly be inappropriate about this? I, for one, believe the answer is rather obvious. But judging by the … more
To the editor: I can see Doug Rayner doing a jig in the heavenly spheres, in thanks for the Financial Town Meeting vote to preserve Lot 3A; my heart is overflowing, as well! Thanks first to the … more
So after two meetings, nearly a week of drama, votes made, unmade, made again, recess and confusion, Tiverton stands for strong gun rights but is not quite a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Town. What a … more
The initial scheduling and then cancellation and then re-scheduling of the Drag Queen Story Hour have revealed a most unfortunate divide in the town of Bristol. It is extremely unfortunate, as … more
To the editor: I have read that the new school start times will be in effect at the beginning of the new school year. How did this happen without the consent of all the people who will have to … 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.