Letters to the Editor
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The following was sent to R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti as well as Gov. Gina Raimondo and municipal leaders in Barrington, Warren and Bristol. The East Bay Chamber of … 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
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It is evident that our school district is broken, and while moving on from Dr. Mario Andrade was important, there are many factors that will determine if the Bristol Warren … more
To the editor: This year has been a difficult one for our school system and our community. Tensions between schools, teachers, administration, students and families ran high. Awareness of concerns … more
I am an advocate for Property Relief Credit which is granted by R.I. General Law 44-33-3. Back in 2014, this law was revised, and the language deleted “Disabled Veterans” from this law. … more
Nearly two years ago, after years of study and planning, Mt. Hope High School switched to block scheduling. Under this system, students attend eight classes, which are split between two schedule … more
To the editor: Four hundred fifteen. One million. What are these numbers, you ask? They are dire milestones in this continuing journey of destruction of our only home by the hands of … more
To the editor:Thank you for your continuing coverage of the East Bay pipeline leak and being an important information resource. Our letter is in response to your 5/16 editorial: "A water crisis … more
Dear Gov. Raimondo: The small business owners of Historic Downtown Bristol have recently been dismayed to discover a plan to close the main artery for traffic into our area during our peak months, … 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.