Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: In a letter appearing in this week’s Sakonnet Times, Tiverton resident Will Newman joins those who apparently believe that politics is about making false accusations to generate … more
To the editor: One hopes, for his outlook and blood pressure, that Mr. Katz understands that all elected persons and groups in a democracy will face opposition among a portion of the public. … more
To the editor: Last week I went to a funeral. My friend and one-time colleague Jim Taricani died 23 years after receiving a heart transplant. With infinite gratitude, Jim squeezed every ounce of … more
In her column, “Is free always good?” Arlene Violet refers to some Warwick parents as “scofflaws” because, although they can afford to pay for their child’s school … more
To the editor: On January 17, three members of the Tiverton Town Council – Patricia Hilton, Denise DeMedeiros, and Joseph Perry – filed an Open Meetings Act (OMA) complaint with the Rhode … more
To the editor: I would like the general public to remember what the holiday on July 4 is really all about. It's not about cookouts, parades, or fireworks. It's about "life, liberty, and the … more
To the editor: At last Roundup is getting attention. As you probably know it now belongs to Bayer and massive suits have been brought against Bayer because of the cancers it has caused. Bayer … more
To the editor: Congratulations Westport for voting at Town Meeting to purchase 30 acres of land currently known as the Westport Camping Grounds. My family and I are pleased that this land will … more
To the editor: The best places for solar array installations are on the roofs of big box stores, in industrial park areas, or in abandoned parking lots — that is, on land we’ve already dug up, … more
To the editor: Across Massachusetts, spring is the season of movement. Hibernating animals emerge from their winter resting areas in search of food and mates. Turtles are no exception. From … 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.