Portsmouth School Committee OKs budget calling for 2.2% hike

PORTSMOUTH — In a 5-2 vote Monday night, the School Committee approved a $38.92 million budget for next year that’s 2.2 percent higher than the current spending plan.
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Westport flotilla offers safe boating class

Recreational boating may be a year-round sport for some, but for most the traditional recreational season is a little more than two months away. “First District Coast Guard, Northern Region. …

Westport's Beach Avenue needs to slim down

All had been strangely silent down at contentious Beach Avenue for months but that lull ended abruptly late last week. Town Highway Department crews began installing a wooden guardrail along the …

Westport students to walk out in memory of shooting victims

Westport Junior-Senior High School students will stand united with students of Stoneman Douglas High School this Wednesday, March 14 …

In Portsmouth, activists detail progress on gun violence bills

PORTSMOUTH — “Unless we make the changes ourselves, it’s not going to happen,” Jennifer Smith Boylan told about three dozen people attending a gun violence presentation …

California resident arrested in crash that killed Westport woman

State and local police on Tuesday arrested a 58-year-old California man who had recently been living in Westport, in connection with the fatal hit-and-run on Route 6 in Dartmouth that claimed the …

New photos: Thousands without power here

Thousands of East Bay residents are without power Saturday morning, as National Grid crews struggle to restore service on the heels of a fierce nor’easter that saw wind gusts here as high as 60 …
Joyce Catherine Agnes Kilroy Rogers, Tiverton

Joyce Catherine Agnes Kilroy Rogers of Tiverton, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on Friday, March 2, 2018. Joyce, (US Navy, …

Jim Campbell, Little Compton

Nancy Lynne Pontes, 76, Little Compton and Barrington

David A. McKivergan, formerly of Little Compton

Dorothy L. Smith, 95, Little Compton

Harry Moniz, 80, Adamsville

Stanford Hamilton Henry, 86, Little Compton

John B. Moniz, 94, Adamsville native

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Quilt Workshop "Bottles & Blooms" with Shannon Shirley

There are spaces available in Shannon Shirley's "Bottles and Blooms" workshop. You can have a bit of Spring all year round after creating this cheerful wall hanging. During class, we will work on …

Oar art — Artists unleash imaginations on oars, paddles

Environmentalist Grantham to address climate change here

Catching the eye of South Coast birds

Blueberries, lemon and ricotta all in one tasty muffin

Letter: Dirt-bike zoning terrible for Tiverton

To the editor: There are changes to Tiverton’s zoning regulations being proposed that would allow for the development of motocross venues on any parcel of land, 100 acres or more, in the R80 …

Letter: New retail store a well-planned addition to Tiverton

Letter: Let casino stay open 24/7, serve alcohol until 2

Letter: Please speak out against the assault on our environment

Letter: To really change, we must all face our addiction

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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.