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To the editor: The absolute worst thing to ever happen in women fashion is the recent development of yoga pants as daily wear outside the yoga studio.  Not since the mini-skirt has there … more
To the editor: We are responding to Tiverton Budget Committee Secretary, Deb Scanlon Janick’s dangerously reckless statements, made in her recent letter to the editor of this paper. We did not … more
To the editor: I am a graduate student at Rhode Island College in the Master of Social Work program. Over the course of my education I have completed an extensive amount of research in the areas … more
To the editor: Spring in Tiverton means more than just the sweet smell of green grass and flora in bloom. It also means the stench of destruction and deception as prep for the FTR vote begins to … more
To the editor: In a recent letter to the editor (“Legislators let us down with vote for truck tolls,” March 1), Tiverton Councilman Joe Sousa took an awful lot of shots at Rep. John Edwards and, to a lesser degree, Sen. Walter Felag. … more
To the editor: As a sitting member of the Budget Committee in Tiverton for the past four years, I think I know a little bit about the budget and the budget process. It is for this reason, that … more
To the editor I've been told there are two sides to every story, and somewhere in the middle lies the truth. I hope this is the case with the three budgets that have been submitted to the town for … more
To the editor: May 2018 will mark the 10th anniversary of Tiverton’s “Stolen FTM,” when taxpayers who voted against exceeding the tax cap were told to come back to the gym to vote for a new … more
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To the editor: Arrogance and single-mindedness cost the taxpayers of Portsmouth $800,000 this week.  Approximately five years ago the Portsmouth Town Council was considering a request from … more
To the editor:  Once again it has come to my attention that the Grinnell's Beach project will be costing the town money. On the agenda for the Monday, April 25, meeting of the Town Council … 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.