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Richard A. Helger, 70, of Tiverton, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the son of the late Henry R. and Gladys E. (Sherman) Helger, Sr. Mr. Helger was born in … more
Kathleen M. O’Connor of Pollard Road, Lincoln, NH, died Friday, March 10, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center following a period of declining health.  She was 74 years old. Born on … more
Helen Oser Miller, born in Boston to immigrant parents, was raised in a cold-water flat in a Boston coal yard, learned the joys of singing and acting in public schools and modeled at Jordan Marsh. … more
James L. Truslow IV, 85, of Little Compton, died peacefully at his home in Little Compton on Saturday, March 4, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 26, … more
Kenneth E. Watters, 48, of Little Compton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Mass General Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of Tonie (Harmon); they were married for 12 years. Kenneth … more
Anne Marie Bouchard of Newport died unexpectedly at Newport Hospital on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Born on May 17, 1934, she was 83 years young. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A.R. … more
Joseph Bevilacqua, 85, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017,  at his home in Little Compton. Born October 20, 1931, to John and Grace Bevilacqua, he grew up in Elmira, NY. Joe graduated from … more
Marilyn Anne Penney, 75, long-time resident of Little Compton and recently, Portsmouth, passed away very peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Philip Hulitar Hospice. She was predeceased by … more
Norma "Nana" (Ballou) Palmer passed peacefully away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2016, surrounded by her family. Norma lived in Little Compton with her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Paul … more
Robert J. Perrello, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017, at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, Bristol. He was the husband of the late Helen (Buckley) Perrello. Born on June 15, 1920, he was the son … more
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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.