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To the editor: I read with great interest Michael Pare’s excellent commentary in the July 18 issue regarding his fond memories evoked by the mere sight of East Providence High School. Reading … more
I hadn’t planned on running that morning. I couldn’t park anywhere near Holy Rosary church in Foxpoint due to a huge turnout for the memorial service I hoped to attend. I tried Benefit … more
To the editor: On behalf of the Peckham Family, I would like to thank Tiverton Little League, Chad Mercer, Tom Perella and Claudia Linhares and the many volunteers that make the "Pesky Peckham" … more
To the editor: For over a year now my heart has ached thinking about the people, especially the children, being held in detention camps in El Paso, my hometown. I’ve prayed, cried, contacted … more
To the editor: So, anyone who disagrees with President Trump he equates with not being American and not liking America? Disagreement means you are not American? Here's the thing … in actuality, … more
Pretend for a moment that you are from Mars (or in the case of women, from Venus). You have arrived in the United States of America. You have traveled around the country for 30 days, watched the … more
The Town of Bristol is partnering with Clean Ocean Access as part of their multi-year project, “Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island.” The project is funded by 11th Hour Racing, and … more
My response is in regards to your article about the councilors who would like to enforce the 5 a.m. setup rule for the parade. Perhaps next year, they should go around themselves at 1, 2, 3 or 4 a.m. … more
To the editor: I am writing in response to a letter to the editor, written by Grace G. Newcomer (July 25, 2019). I think that Ms. Newcomer is mistaken when she claims that there is no parking … more
To the editor: Nobody likes being lied to or called a liar. Yet Westport’s financial obligations in funding their new school keep “changing” according to what we are told by unelected and … 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.