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Committee: Put old Westport police station out of its misery

Their verdict on possible future uses for the empty former Westport police station? There are none. It’s likely best that it be torn down. That was the report from Donald Davidson, chairman …
Eagles and Huskies prep for annual football showdown
When the Barrington High School football team boards its bus for the trip to Bristol this week for its annual football game against … Read More
Like a good neighbor, private Portsmouth club is there
PORTSMOUTH — The Seaconnet Sportsman’s Club is making sure that members of Common Fence Zumba keep on dancing. Read More
Barrington native named all-conference in field hockey
Gettysburg College junior forward Julia Soares, a native of Barrington, was recently selected to the 2018 All-Centennial Conference … Read More
A great season for BMS field hockey teams
Barrington field hockey enjoyed a stellar fall season. While the high school field hockey team won the state championship, … Read More
East Providence, LaSalle Thanksgiving football game postponed
PROVIDENCE — Weather will interrupt the 90th playing of the East Providence High School-LaSalle Academy Thanksgiving Day football … Read More
Thanksgiving Day game moved to Wednesday night
The annual Mt. Hope vs. Barrington Thanksgiving Day football game has been rescheduled to Wednesday night, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. The game … Read More
Obituaries
Charlotte Goddu Babbitt, 89, Westport Charlotte Goddu Babbitt, 89, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2018. She was born on October 6, 1929, at her grandparent's home in Winchester, Mass. Charlotte was the third child of Lloyd …
Rose Nunes, 95, of Bristol Rose (Ventura) Nunes, 95, passed away peacefully in her home with grace on Nov. 19, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Manuel Nunes. Born on April 20, …
Sports
Eagles battle in state finals The Barrington High School girls volleyball team lost 3-2 to North Kingstown in the Division I state championship match on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 17, at Rhode Island College. Barrington dropped …
Portsmouth resident commits to play Division I softball PORTSMOUTH — As a star player on the Moses Brown varsity softball team, Portsmouth’s Emma Campbell has a flair for coming up big in the clutch.
Portsmouth Pop Warner cheerleaders qualify for nationals PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Pop Warner varsity cheerleading squad is headed to Orlando, Fla.
Coach: Eagles overcome pressure in semifinals Barrington High School girls volleyball coach Ron Enos said his team showed impressive mental toughness to battle back from a 2-1 deficit against LaSalle Academy in the Division I semifinals. The …
Opinion
Letter: In memory of George Leffingwell, who made this community better When we moved to Bristol in 2001, I asked our new neighbor Joe Scanlan a very important question: Where should I bring my 1994 Ford Escort wagon with well over 100,000 miles to be serviced? Joe told …
Letter: In response to 'Higher taxes next year are in the making' To the editor: I'm sorry you are displeased with the election results, Tom. I hope my service to our town does prove you wrong and changes your mind. I agree with you that different voices are …
Letter: In showing respect, sometimes reality intervenes To the editor: I don’t blame the Marine veteran in Little Compton. His letter [Nov. 15, p6] expressed dismay that our Commander-in-Chief, while in France to commemorate Armistice Day, had to …
Letter: In Westport, an attempt to find political middle ground To the editor: If there is one thing on which most Americans can agree it is that our country is now dangerously divided. We are a diverse people and have always enjoyed a wide range of political …

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Jim McGaw

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.