Editorials
52 results total, viewing 1 - 10
State entities typically bend over backwards to avoid overruling local voters, but once in awhile they are left with little choice. Such was the case last week when the state Attorney General … more
The murder of George Floyd lit a match to a nation loaded with combustible material. Quarantined and isolated for months, with tens of millions jobless, with economic stability shattered, with half … more
It’s never been easier to take an interest in your local government and actually see what your elected leaders are doing. And in this era of executive orders and daily briefings that impact … more
The way it all sorted out in the matter of Town of Tiverton vs. police Sergeant William Munroe, it’s difficult to tell who is being punished — town taxpayers or the man accused of … more
With all due respect to Governor Gina Raimondo, who’s been a leader among governors during this crisis, her Monday 14-day quarantine declaration for people who cross state lines to grocery shop … more
The entire world changed in a month. Jobs. Schools. Medicine. Shopping. Travel. Religion. Sports. Cataclysmic changes have temporarily (we hope) re-shaped everything in our … more
By all accounts, from the superintendent on down, East Providence’s initial application of the distance learning methods for school students necessitated by the COVID-19 crisis has gone … more
The only way for Westport’s election (now scheduled for June) to work safely — or at all — will be for every possible participant to cast votes early. Town officials opted wisely … more
One response to the mess we find ourselves in is to sit back and wait for the feds to fix it.  No telling how that will work out but it’s not off to the most promising of … more
These are difficult times, tempered by good people, simple pleasures, touching moments … • Even on cold March weekdays, people — singles, couples, families — out hiking and … more
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 2 years.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.

2020 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Jim McGaw

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.