Garage ablaze, homeowners must drive to station to alert firefighters

LITTLE COMPTON — Fire destroyed the garage but firefighters managed to save a Little Compton house overnight with help from crews from surrounding towns. Initial response was delayed, Little …
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For ocean race skipper Enright, family comes first on this race leg

The around-the-world race boat he skippers was neck and neck in the middle of the pack somewhere east of Australia last Friday but Charlie Enright was back home in Bristol, overseeing nap time for …

Photos from the deep freeze: harbors and rivers of ice

An extended period of deep, freezing temperatures — with daytime air in single digits and wind chills below zero — has created sights, sounds and vistas rarely seen anymore. Residents …

Portsmouth shares legislative wish list with local lawmakers

With three state lawmakers sitting before them, members of the School Committee and Town Council Monday shared their wish lists of legislative priorities going forward. Among the top items on …

Blizzard vs rain — Two storms in Westport

It recently changed to all snow, but for much of the morning Westport was a tale of two towns. It was the funniest thing, said Highway Surveyor Chris Gonsalves from behind the wheel of one of the …

Gallery: Forbidden, frigid, foolish, fun

Tiverton’s Penguin Plunge was the first to go, shut down by town order on Friday evening. Westport’s Back Eddy restaurant held out a bit longer — finally opting to halt its annual plunge off …

Tiverton polar plunge cancelled due to extreme cold

From Tiverton Fire Chief Robert Lloyd ... Please be advised that due to the extreme weather conditions anticipated on News Year’s Day, the polar plunge scheduled for 12:00 noon at Grinnell’s …
Obituaries
Robert Heysham Sayre IV, Little Compton

Robert Heysham Sayre IV died on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was 91 years old. Born in Baltimore, Md., on March 6, 1926, he was the son of Robert H. and Marie (Riggs) …

Walter S. Cluett, 78, Little Compton

Brian C. Rosinha, 53, Adamsville

Laura E. Forbes Fuller Davis, 97, Little Compton

Harry Clayton Barr, 85, Little Compton

Leslie E. Malone, 93, Little Compton

Janet Pond Goodman, 96, Little Compton

Jane P. Cabot, 87, Little Compton

Sports
Portsmouth boys notch two wins in indoor track meet (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity indoor track team had a good day at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, sweeping its dual meet against Rogers and …

Portsmouth wins one, loses one in gymnastics meet (photos)

Cranston East defeats Portsmouth in D-I Super Bowl

Portsmouth comes from behind for Thanksgiving Day victory

Portsmouth falls to La Salle in D-I football semifinals

Things to Do
Cold causes cancellation of Westport Land Trust's New Year's Day Walk

The Westport Land Conservation Trusts annual New Year's Day Walk to the Let Conservation Area had been cancelled due to the forecast for continued extreme cold. Temperatures below 15 degrees are in …

Restoring Atlantic Puffins to Maine — a rescue mission

Portsmouth High AP photography students exhibit works next week

Will Warren pumpkins squash world record? Today's the day

’Shellstock’ — concert for clams etc. — is Oct. 15

Opinion
Letter: What's the answer to last week's quiz?

To the editor: I loved the way Arlene Violet morphed her column into a fact-check quiz this week, but I'm confused about the scoring. She said that one who disagreed with all the statements she …

Letter: Thank you, George Mason, for your open space efforts

Letter: Short-sighted roadside ‘wisdom:’ So much for science

Letter- Education the key to a better job, better wages, better future

Letter: Of Mice and Women, and tough times for trees

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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.