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Portsmouth High spreads musical cheer at winter concerts (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Music Department hosted the second of two winter concerts Tuesday night in the school auditorium, featuring the choruses and symphonic band. The …
Sweetback Sisters bring Christmas cheer to Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School auditorium stage Saturday night looked like a giant exploding Christmas present. In the … Read More
Traffic light coming to Bulgarmarsh, Fish roads
TIVERTON — The state Department of Transportation provided these dtetails about a a new traffic signal coming to the corner of Fish … Read More
Tiverton bank robber sentenced to prison
A Fall River man who stole a car in New Bedford in April, 2017, and used it later the same day as his getaway vehicle after robbing a … Read More
Sakonnet schools ponder results of state’s latest test method
TIVERTON/LITTLE COMPTON — Students in grades 3 through 8 got their first taste of Rhode Island’s new RICAS (Rhode Island … Read More
Westport planners approve solar array off Drift Road
The meetings were long, the debates passionate. For months, the fate of the 18.1 acres of land located just off Drift Road remained in … Read More
Tiverton police officer charged with theft of gasoline from town
TIVERTON — A sergeant on the Tiverton Police force has been charged with stealing gasoline from the town. Colonel Ann C. … Read More
Obituaries
Margo Peckham, 94, Westport Margo Peckham, 94, of Westport, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2018. She was born on May 10, 1924 in New Bedford, the daughter of Temple A. Corson and Margaret McGinty. Margo attended …
Thomas S. Moran, 77, Little Compton Thomas S. Moran, 77, of Little Compton, peacefully passed away at home on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Moran persevered over adversity with grace, humor, and …
Sports
Lough (Little Compton/Portsmouth Abbey) caps stellar Bates field hockey career. Bates College senior forward Taylor Lough of Little Compton was named Second Team All-NESCAC for the second straight year on Wednesday, as the New England Small College Athletic Conference released …
Islanders freeze out Portsmouth in early Thanksgiving game MIDDLETOWN — The Portsmouth Patriots’ youth, inexperience and injuries were all on display during an early Thanksgiving matchup against their annual rivals, the Middletown …
Portsmouth girls knocked from volleyball playoffs (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ volleyball team’s season ended in disappointment Wednesday when the squad was bumped from the state playoffs by Johnston High at …
Portsmouth boys finish 10th in state cross-country meet PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ cross-country team finished in 10th place as a team in the Rhode Island cross-country championship meet Sunday at Ponaganset High …
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Opinion
Letter: For Red/Blue discussion, more Reds needed To the editor: Two week ago Michelle, a conservative Republican, and Elizabeth, a liberal Democrat, wrote to describe the free, day-long Red/Blue workshop we are organizing in Westport under the …
Letter: Drift Road solar approval a big disappointment To the editor: This Drift Road solar installation has caused so much stress to all of the abutters and other neighbors and friends affected by it for so long. We have tried to impress upon the …
Letter: RI vs. Mass. test score comparison invalid and unfair To the editor: The scores are in. Rhode Island’s students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts.  RICAS is Rhode Island’s version of the Massachusetts …
Letter: Park’s real name - Tiverton Bicentennial Green To the editor: It has come to the point that I can no longer sit idle and witness the name of one of Tiverton’s prettiest public areas be published incorrectly. I am writing about the green …

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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.