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TIVERTON — The table is set for a confrontation next Tuesday, February 26, at the Tiverton School Committee meeting (7 p.m., Tiverton High School Library), between teachers given performance-related termination notices last Thursday, February 14, and the Tiverton School Department. The precise number of teachers involved remains unclear. "I am not entirely certain how many teachers are involved," said Amy Mullen, teachers union president. "There are between 10-12." The union was not given any advance notice of the actions. more
To the editor: At the Portsmouth Town Council Meeting on Feb. 11, 2019, council members Katzman, Ryan, Ujifusa, and Abbott voted in the majority to constrain the free speech of residents at … more
George Mendonsa fought in World War II’s Pacific Theater, fished a lifetime on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, remained married to the love of his life for … more
To the editor: Does anyone really think that three minutes is sufficient to discuss complex matters such as sewers, tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge, the moratorium on water hookups, and now the … more
The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team won a pair of games last week. The Eagles defeated the Burrillville Co-op team 4-1 on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and then knocked off the Smithfield Co-op team 8-2 … more
Those beautiful plantings outside the library? You can thank the Portsmouth Garden Club for that. The flowers and the birch “Liberty Tree” in front of Town Hall in honor of veterans? … more
Forest Golden, 81, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 9, 2019. Forest was born Oct. 24, 1937 in Boston and was raised by his foster parent, Elmira … more
PROVIDENCE — PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity indoor track team was the runner-up in the Rhode Island championship meet held Saturday at Providence … more
When Tiverton summer resident Katharine Smyth lost her father to cancer, she eventually turned to a beloved book — Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece ’To the Lighthouse’ — for consolation and to … 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.