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A group of dedicated volunteers, with assistance from generous donors, local officials and the town’s Department of Public Works, has presented residents with a magnificent gift: a beautiful … more
To the editor: I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to the Portsmouth residents who elected me to the position of town clerk.  I would also like to thank everyone who helped in my … more
To the editor: It’s a humbling experience to be a political novice, work hard to introduce yourself to the public, and discover, one day in early November, that your fellow Portsmouth … more
To the editor: I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to go door to door, meeting the people of Portsmouth, as I campaigned for a seat on the Portsmouth Town Council.  Throughout the … more
To the editor: Great job with the article of the Island Vanners’ history. Those guys all told the story like it was.  I was only 14 years of age then, but everything was clear as day … more
To the editor: Last week those elected or reelected to public office on (Nov. 8) were sworn into office. I would like to thank everyone for all your help and support in my reelection … more
To the editor: An open letter to President-elect Trump: Dear Mr. President-elect, Back in the 1980s, I was a captain in the U.S. Army. I was in charge of a unit that had a $200,000 annual … more
To the editor: I just wanted to say thank you to those citizens of Portsmouth that voted for me in this past election.   I ran a frugal campaign and hoped that if I had done a good job … more
To the editor: I agree with Mr. Borden, a member of our zoning board, that the Patriot Petroleum application is a better use than the Target from 2007.  Target was almost five times the … more
To the editor: On behalf of the band Abbey Rhode, I want to express our deepest thanks to our many friends and fans for their steadfast support over the past 12 years. It is now time for us to … 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.