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Any grade schooler could tell you a dollar bill is not the same thing as a conversation. Or that a big company is not the same thing as a human being.But conservatives on the Supreme Court … more
To the editor: In regards the editorial appearing in the Dec. 26 edition: First, let’s correct the title from “editorial” to “liberal left editorial.” Is it possible … more
In the spirit of the New Year, when hope springs eternal, may a few of these wishes come true … • That Tiverton recall its recall rules and raise the bar a bit. Never mind high crimes … more
Fair enough that residents of Westport’s East Beach Road want equal treatment when it comes to septic system enforcement. The problem is that almost no place around — not in Westport … more
It made almost nobody’s list of top 2019 news stories, but in October, the non-profit Climate Central released a study showing that sea level rise is actually coming faster than worst-case … more
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were close friends back in 1965. They shared the dream that our nation should be “a place where civil and human rights … more
Newspapers are dying. I hear it all the time; on the news, from strangers, acquaintances, even from some customers. To be sure, it’s hard to hear … every single time. Not because this is … more
About five years ago we reported with relief that Little Compton’s Watson Reservoir and Tiverton’s Stafford Pond Reservoir were due for new levels of state protection. The effort was to … more
To the editor: This is an important question for the public and General Assembly. I have heard from respected professional colleagues, advocates and legislators that the child welfare system is … more
To the editor: Soon a change is coming to Horseneck Road. The old 200-plus year old farm house at 406 Horseneck Road will be demolished into pieces and stored in box trailers to be … 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.