Youngster wins 15th In Step for Autism Road Race

BRISTOL — Steamy conditions on an early Fall morning greeted the some 75 entrants into the 15th Annual In Step for Autism 5K Road Race and Walk held Sunday, Sept. 24, at Colt State Park. The race …
Latest News
The Moms Club

Opioids in Portsmouth: 'Parents need to open their eyes’

PORTSMOUTH — Earlier this year, when the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition (PPC) released its latest needs assessment that tracked substance abuse among local youth, the results were seen by …

Addiction 'was like a train coming at us,' says Portsmouth mom

PORTSMOUTH — Carol Wilcox, one of several local parents whose families have been hit hard by opioid addiction, said it’s often difficult to get their warnings through to …

Little Compton Wellness Center celebrates 100 years

LITTLE COMPTON — Few institutions have woven itself more firmly into the fabric of the community than the Little Compton Wellness Center, which this year celebrates 100 years of service to the residents of the town and the region. "Our goal is to focus on the four pillars of healthy aging — body health, the brain, nutrition, and a sense of community," said Shirley Hardison, president of Friends of the Little Compton Wellness Center.

Blowhard Jose decides to hang around awhile

WESTPORT — Former hurricane Jose has taken a liking to waters south of New England and could deliver nearly a week of northeast gales to the area once he finally tires out. The now-tropical …

Weatherlow latest farm seeking to host weddings

WESTPORT — A farm’s plan to host weddings and other ‘agri-entertainment’ drew plenty of disagreement and no conclusions at the most recent Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting. Instead, …

Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …
Obituaries
John K. Fitzgerald, 53, Little Compton

John K. Fitzgerald, 53, of Little Compton, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.  He was the husband of Heather (Bixby) Fitzgerald. Born in Fairborn, Ohio, son of the late Raymond …

Chester R. Wilkie Jr., 84, Little Compton

Edward J. Francis, 89, Portsmouth

Antoinette Hughes Ham, Little Compton

June Goulart, 93, Little Compton

Nancy E. DeSouza, 67, Little Compton

Michael J. Cafarella, 50, Little Compton

E. Howland Bowen, 86, Little Compton

Sports
Both Portsmouth High cross-country teams sweep in meet

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School cross-country program had a very good day at Glen Park on Monday.  Both the girls’ and boys’ teams swept the competition, with …

Past, current Portsmouth High soccer players have turf war

Little Compton to celebrate new rec field

City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

Portsmouth’s McGuire again named Gatorade Player of the Year

Things to Do
Tickets on sale for Portsmouth High Athletics Hall of Fame dinner

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School’s sports “pioneers” will be honored in a special ceremony Oct. 14, and advance tickets are now on sale. The Portsmouth Athletic …

Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

Let them eat zucchini bread

Tiverton seniors sew — and reap — big profits

'Bold' move: Waterfront Productions opens first season in East Providence

Opinion
Letter: Let's keep the 'r' in Westport

To the editor: Westport narrowly voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana last fall, 4,783 to 4,270.  Yes, there was a 500 vote difference (5.6%) but this was big presidential election …

Letter: Cherish these last late summer outdoors moments

Editorial: Wedding wars

Letter: Why does vineyard get to sidestep the rules?

Letter: Putting paved parking lot at East Beach is a fool’s errand

2016 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Prudence Island · Riverside · Rumford · Seekonk · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
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.