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My wife and I attended an appearance by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in 2018 at Roger Williams University Law School, and I took with me one typewritten question I had drafted for any possible … more
To the editor: The following is intended to be an open letter to attorney Arlene Violet in response to her open letter published by East Bay Media on Sept. 16-17, 2020. I am writing this open … more
To the editor: I would like to thank the voters of Middletown and Portsmouth for their patience with our signs, door knocks, e-mails and dog alerts ;-). The majority of primary voters have spoken … more
Well, here we are. First, it’s reported that Trump called his assembled Joint Chiefs “babies and dopes” and said they couldn’t win wars anymore. Next we hear from multiple … more
To the editor: My name is Austin Francis. I am a local Boy Scout of Troop 1, Portsmouth, and am writing to you to satisfy a requirement for my Communications merit badge.  I wanted to … more
What do Vince Lombardi and Arturo Toscanini have in common? Lombardi was the revered football coach and Toscanini the great orchestra conductor. If you had attended their practice sessions and listen … more
Those who seek to revisit history to in order to learn lessons from mistakes of the past should take care to understand the full historical context and its relevance before categorizing actions as … more
President Donald J. Trump doesn’t want to lose his re-election. One of the ways he’s trying to stay in power is to try to impede the U.S. Postal Service in doing its job. According to … more
To the editor: As a Portsmouth resident, with a deep appreciation for town history and beautiful open spaces, it was exciting to see a project come together for the repair of the 100-plus-year-old … more
To the editor: Without question, there is concern about the ability of each of us to have our vote counted for the forthcoming election. The alarming warnings and machinations from the Trump … 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.