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To the editor: Portsmouth residents, and in particular those patrons of the Portsmouth Transfer Station who took full advantage of the many disposal options available for them there, had over 500 … more
To the editor: Enlightening and very good article in Portsmouth Times on Lauren Griffiths. I hope she becomes commissioner of education some day and/or runs for political office. We need new, … more
To the editor: In the January 30 Sakonnet Times there was an article concerning the Wingate Solar Farm proposal. There still remain quite a few issues that require further work by both the … more
To the editor: I have a real problem with Article 16 of the Governor’s proposed FY 2021 state budget, which relates to the state Veterans Home in Bristol. The “revenue … more
To the editor: On Monday evening (Jan. 27), Tim White did an article on the Rhode Island Blue Card. He started out by saying that due to the shooting in Westerly, he wanted to know if the shooter … more
I have a real problem with Article 16 of the governor’s proposed FY 2021 state budget, which relates to the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. The “revenue generators” proposed … more
By Rep. June S. Speakman, Rep. Susan R. Donovan, Rep. Liana Cassar, Rep. Terri Cortvriend and Rep. Lauren Carson In virtually all the predictions of what will be hot in the 2020 General Assembly … more
I’m thankful that I grew up in a truly remarkable town with many basketball courts. Throughout my upbringing, playing basketball was a way to heal, network and promote self … more
Here are three cheers for the lawyers at the non-profit center, Rhode Island Center for Justice (centerforjustice.com). In a lawsuit with national implications, the Center has filed a lawsuit on … more
To the editor: They keep losing, but that hasn’t stopped the oil industry from trying to undo the Massachusetts Oil Spill Prevention Act (MOSPA). For the 4th time in a little more than a … 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.