Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: As I stroll through the back 40 in the late afternoons I don’t wonder that so many people are miserable with allergy attacks. I have spotted at least three different … more
To the editor: It's signature season! From now until July 10, candidates across the state are seeking signatures to get on the ballot. In order to get on a ballot, candidates file a paper with … more
To the editor: I found all the letters on your June 11 opinion page to be courageous and thought provoking, and they stirred me to continue my efforts to get justice for our indigenous people … more
To the editor: I would like the general public to remember what the holiday on July 4th is really all about. It's not about cookouts, parades, or fireworks. It's about "life, liberty, and the … more
To the editor: I cannot recall seeing Michelle McGaw’s photograph on the front page — above the fold — of the Sakonnet Times when she announced her candidacy for the House of … more
To the editor: Do you know what it is like to become free? Do you know what it is like to escape enslavement, fleeing down Hix Bridge Road, past the Handy House towards the safety of New … more
To the editor: Congratulations to all the seniors who graduated on June 11 2020. But what happened to social distancing and wearing a face mask?  Does it not apply to graduation … more
To the editor:My grandfather once told me that a person needed just three shirts: one in the drawer, one in the wash, and one on the back. He never could have imagined needing a special Hawaiian … more
To the editor: I loved seeing so many Little Comptoners on Sunday standing up against our nation’s recent racist murders. Standing up is beautiful, but we must also commit to working for … more
To the editor: On 1 June 2020, Acting president of the United States of America Donald John Trump asserted his intentions to the American people that he and he alone controls our Republic. Is our … 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.