Featured home: Big, bright Tiverton home overlooks the bay

Set high on a hillside in Tiverton is a fabulous, three-story home that was designed for easy entertaining. Soaring ceilings, spacious rooms, spectacular western water views over Mt. Hope Bay are …
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A July weekend celebration of Ted Hood's boats

Ted Hood had a hand in the creation of countless boats — sail and power — and the Herreshoff Marine Museum invites owners of Hood-designed boats to a three-day rendezvous at the museum in …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 11 Ridgeway Road — Sunday, June 25, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 5, 3, $869,000. Mott & Chace …

Quahogger frees tangled turtle in upper bay

Rob Russo was quahogging near Ohio Ledge (roughly between Colt State Park and Warwick Neck) last Tuesday when he came upon a large sea turtle apparently tangled in a buoy line. He posted an …

Off the Market: Homes sold in towns around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 19 Oak Grove Ave — $409,000 29 Commonwealth Ave — $215,000 9 Fairview Circle — …

St. George Church bids farewell to Father Salvador

The Reverend Stephen B. Salvador, pastor of St. George Parish, Westport, will retire July 5 some 43 years after becoming a priest. Parishioners will get a chance to say their farewells the Sunday …

Tiverton settles for $40K over school bus incident

TIVERTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island announced Tuesday the settlement of a federal lawsuit against Tiverton police and school officials “over a 2014 incident in which an …
Obituaries
Eleanor P. Simons, 92, Little Compton

Eleanor Pauline (Flores) Simons, 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Sunny Hills ALF in Homestead, Florida, Born in Little Compton on August 20, 1924, she was the daughter of John …

Thomas H. Levesque III, 40, Portsmouth

Alvin W. Tripp, 92, Westport

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

David Ferreira, 90, Westport

Eveline T. Ferreira, 73, Fall River

Dorothy A. Medeiros, 90, Little Compton

V. Carlisle Smith, 94, summered in Little Compton

Sports
Portsmouth’s McGuire again named Gatorade Player of the Year

PORTSMOUTH — For the third straight year, Portsmouth’s Marykate McGuire has been named the 2016-17 Gatorade Rhode Island Girls Soccer Player of the Year. The 32nd annual award, …

Portsmouth High girls shine in state track championships

Tigers defeat Toll Gate 4-0 in tennis playoffs

Drizzly softball game called with Portsmouth up, 8-3

Portsmouth Patriots have their way with Clippers in 10-5 victory

Things to Do
Allens Pond offers osprey experience

Mass Audubon's Allens Pond Wildlife sanctuary invites the public to an immersive field school experience at our sanctuary. This all-day session focuses on the vibrant population of migratory osprey, …

Notorious shipwrecks off Westport — new exhibit

Westport scouting Touch-a-Truck returns Sunday, June 11

Fluffy baked eggs (or cloud eggs) are a fun breakfast

Tough Kids Challenge returns to Westport June 4

Opinion
Letter: Lessons learned under Little Compton’s Weeping Beech

To the editor: Little Compton at its ball field has a beautiful Weeping Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) which was planted at the bicentennial of the country in 1976 by the then tree warden Angelo …

Letter: Westport Beach Committee punishes all for actions of a few

Editorial: Menhaden massacre

Letter: Gorsuch appointment a sad setback for Supreme Court

Letter: No more sunsets spent on Westport’s beaches

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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.