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To the editor: On Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 PM, Warren Planning Board will hear a petition by Blount Boats to approve a four-phase Master Plan for the six-acre Blount shipyard and residences that … 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: What qualities do we look for in a candidate running for a seat on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee? I will list a few examples of behaviors one candidate, Daryl … more
The Providence Water Supply Board wants to raise water rates 20 percent. The Bristol County Water Authority wants to end a century-old contract for water. Are they related? Yes. Does anyone care? Not … 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
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: 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
To the editor: I assume most people see the harm done when a White man uses the term “nappy headed” to refer to a Black woman. But, perhaps some read the recent Facebook post of Town … more
Warren resident Jay Blackbeard wrote this e-mail to Warren Town Council president Keri Cronin, and councilor John Hanley, on Thursday: I write to you to voice my concern regarding the make-up, but … more
This email was sent from Warren Town Council president Keri Cronin to resident Jay Blackbeard Thursday, after he inquired about insensitive comments made on line by Vincent Calenda, chairman of the … 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.