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To the editor: I attended the September 10 Westport Board of Health public hearing concerning the keeping of farm animals. I did so because I am concerned as a Westport resident both about … more
To the editor: I hate being a party pooper. I love camping and partying and having fun too. But when did leave no trace behind become passé for the first rule in camping? So many people were … more
To the editor: The release of the draft Keeping of Animals regulation for public comment has caused concerns among the farming community about how the regulation would affect their privacy and the … more
For those truly interested in what Westport’s proposed Keeping of Animals rules actually say, they are spelled out on the town’s website. For versions unmoored from reality, check one of … more
To the editor: I would like to take the opportunity provided by Marilyn Pease’s recent letter to the editor to try to undo any confusion that may exist regarding what is presently happening with … more
To the editor: The Division of Animal Health in the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources handles and regulates the keeping of animals. Local BOH offices don't need more regulations … more
Editor’s note: This letter is in response to a Sept. 5, 2019 editorial, “No laughing matter,” regarding alternative energy. To the editor: If wind and solar are our … more
As with a lot of things during this administration, progress on alternative energy must happen in spite of, not because of, any Oval Office involvement. That was made clear yet again when our G-7 … more
To the editor: If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Rhode Island, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or … more
To the editor: In his almost wistful yet defensive letter in these pages last week, Mr. Katz asked why people would just lie.  I wonder how many letters, phone calls, and emails directed to 1600 … 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.