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We were remiss, and considering the current state of our politics and our societal ills it was a glaring omission, in not recognizing the 55th anniversary of the signing by President Lyndon B. … more
To the editor: It is pretty clear that serious Enterococci pollution is coming from the DEM Marsh/Pond culvert. This has the potential to contaminate seafood landed at the Little Compton town dock … more
To the editor: We would like to thank everyone who helped with our Annual Book Sale on Saturday, August 3. We appreciate all the hard work of our volunteers who helped move books on Friday, the … more
To the editor: On behalf of Family Pet Advocates, I would like to thank all of the area artists and artisans, local businesses, authors and musicians, volunteers and attendees who contributed to … 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
To the editor: Born the son of a professional diplomat, I moved with my parents to the United States ( Washington, D.C.) in Nov. 1953.  My father’s work trips from D.C. took him to every corner … more
To the editor: Little Compton residents may be interested to know that the Town of Little Compton has recently launched a newly designed website at: www.littlecomptonri.org/. (The town’s former … more
Over in Warwick the school committee played the sports card recently and, no surprise, it worked to perfection. As Tiverton, Portsmouth, most districts that have used it know, this most potent and … more
Fishermen who do not respect the ocean, nor the fish they catch from it, should pay greater punishments than those handed out by a district court judge last week. Michael Saviano of Warren was … 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.