Letters to the Editor
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I have been saying for several years that we — America — are in trouble because we seem unable to do well even the most fundamental things, such as maintain adequate streets, roads, and … more
To the editor: We are in uncharted waters these days. Never in my experience have I seen such a sudden and profoundly challenging change in daily life as we have all witnessed in the past few … more
With millions of Americans now working and learning at home, many of us are spending more and more time online. While the internet offers us many opportunities for communication, exploration and … more
To the editor: In these turbulent times, we are all seeking refuge in a variety of ways. A favorite for myself and my family, is wherever nature is untouched. I was recently shocked to learn that … more
To the editor: Exponential spread gets discussed a lot but people don't seem to get it or its importance. Here is an illustration of a how a virus spreads exponentially. The numbers, with the … more
With all the frightening news that we are being constantly bombarded with, and the scary projected scenarios and uncertainties looming for the future, my engineer son-in-law brought up a truly … more
In the wake of the panic that has emerged due to the COVID-19 crisis, gun and ammunition sales across America have surged. While gun stores in Rhode Island and across the nation have seen long wait … more
To the editor:   As a member of many organizations, I receive invoices via my mail carrier to continue my membership. Often these invoices ask for additional funds at my discretion to help … more
To the editor: To all you hoarders out there, you know who you are. We’re in a pandemic, but you don’t seem to get it. The world’s in a mess and you have only added to the … more
Much has been said and written about the isolation created by our fixation of social media and handheld devices. People have been seen bumping into light poles and walking into traffic. Four people … 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.