Letters to the Editor
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In the Feb. 18 Bristol Phoenix, the opinion page includes a long letter disputing the fact that the rise in violent crime is directly related to the rise in gun ownership. The author neglects to … more
When the pandemic first hit, I thought to myself, “I can get through these next couple of weeks working from home with my 12-, 6-, and 3-year-old.” Well, I was in for a rude … more
It takes courage to stand up to a despot. In the second impeachment proceedings against President Donal Trump, there were more Republican women than men in the House and Senate with the guts to do … more
We are told that the U.S. Department of Justice has now charged more than 200 alleged seditionist/insurrectionists with a variety of crimes, including assault on police officers, aggravated assault, … more
To the editor: We would like to extend our gratitude to the generous individuals and businesses throughout Barrington and the entire East Bay. When Arts Alive! was established 11 years ago, we set … more
As an advocate for firearms’ rights in Rhode Island, I 100 percent agree that any amount violence, with or without firearms, should be of concern to us all. However, heeding the clamor of the … more
To the editor: Our new climate czar John Kerry was asked after an executive order cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline how the folks who lost 11,000 jobs could be helped. His answer was a masterwork … more
You must wear it in shopping malls. You must wear it in libraries. You must wear it six feet apart, in lines, with your nose and mouth covered. At first we were told it did nothing to prevent the … more
To the editor: In this time and age pretty much the thing to do is pay your bills online. Where many are free, some charge you a nominal fee of $4 or $5. I was appalled that Warren charges $36 … more
A thread of meaning to the whole coronavirus affair is overlooked. Some people perhaps think that the board members of Pfizer and Moderna and the CDC are angelic figures who always keep foremost in … 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.