Letters to the Editor
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Dear unvaccinated friends, you need to understand that every unvaccinated human body is a sanctuary for the coronavirus. It’s a safe place where the virus can rest, grow, multiply, and … more
Pondering this month’s coverage of billionaires, proving Sir Issac Newton’s law of gravity and motion, I reflected back on a momentous event 52 years ago. At  3:17 p.m. EST on … more
Sunflower seed heist and colorful visitors To the editor: The big box meant to hold 20 pounds of black oil seed stands empty due to a ravaging raccoon who somehow climbs up and empties it. He … more
To the editor: This letter is addressing CRMC file no. 2020-04-037 Bowen oyster Farm project to be located in the Sakonnet River within the Seapowet Creek area. Just a few years ago the DEM along … more
To the editor: Every weekend, as I begin my day, my first stop at 8:30 is usually to unload the weekly trash. Up the road I go, half asleep but ready to sort through the various recyclables … more
To the editor: We are so lucky to live in a part of the country that has abundant open space and a rich tradition of local food production. However, open space and local food production require … more
To the editor: This letter serves as a warning to all decision makers regarding the proposed oyster farms in the Seapowet Waterway. I have sailed the Sakonnet since the 1960’s. I lived on my … more
To the editor: Westport taxpayers: While seeking truth that is unchanging, exclusive, and void of inconsistencies, we often experience a chilling effect on free speech. For instance, did you know … more
To the editor: My name is Richard Metcalf and I live along the Sakonnet River in Tiverton.  Recently a thirty five foot wide parcel of land that abuts our property was purchased for the … more
To the editor: At every level of government this question, too much or too little, is difficult to answer.  Today in Tiverton the tension inherent in this question concerns notifying abutters … 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.