House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 61 Appian Way — Sunday, April 30, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 2, 2, $1,295,000. Mott & Chace Sotheby's, …
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Portsmouth to state: Get rid of blue RhodeWorks signs

PORTSMOUTH — John Vitkevich now has an ally in his quest to get rid of all those “ugly” blue RhodeWorks signs in Portsmouth and the surrounding area: the Town Council. The …

April 18 — Motorists’ misery on Route 24, Tiverton

TIVERTON — Bad crashes, one after another last Tuesday, sent one driver to the hospital and then to court, kept police and firefighters busy much of the day, and repeatedly turned Route 24 into a …

Condom theft, Local legend dies, Car vs. ocean, and more

A Bristol legend passes away, a car goes for a dip, a group of local students head to the world championships, and some randy teens are caught stealing their needed prophylactics. These are just some …

Event to celebrate film ‘The Passing Season’ — filmed in Little Compton

LITTLE COMPTON — Feature film “The Passing Season,” shot mostly in Little Compton, the hometown of director Gabriel Long, will be celebrated at Aurora Providence with a special screening and …

Tiverton's Essex Llbrary sells for $395,000

TIVERTON — Tiverton's historic Essex Library will pass into private ownership on Tuesday, May 16. That is the date when the much-debated sale of the property will close. The sale price, …

Crowd visits Tiverton casino site in woods

[Updated] TIVERTON — An official site visit by the Tiverton Planning Board to the future Twin River Casino location in north Tiverton Saturday afternoon drew a crowd of 66 town officials and members of the public, that descended into the woods over a stone and gravel construction road to see what was there.
Obituaries
Eveline T. Ferreira, 73, Fall River

Eveline T. Ferreira, 73, of Fall River, wife of Raymond Ferreira, passed away on Sunday at St.Anne’s Hospital. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Manuel S. and Imelda (Lizotte) …

Rita S. Stratton, 87, Tiverton

Laurie Klein Galia, 68, Tiverton

Rev. Dr. Richard D. Aubin-Fischer, 78, Westport

Stephanie Gael Berberick, 31, Portsmouth

Dennis Moniz, 86, Tiverton

Richard A. Helger, 70, Tiverton

David Lloyd McCoy, 79, Tiverton

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Sports
Townies win two of three to open 2017 golf season

EAST PROVIDENCE — Two of the three teams competing in an Eastern Division golf match on an an overcast, chilly Monday afternoon, April 24, at Metacomet Country Club were making their initial …

Tigers best Durfee 8-2 in home opener

Homecoming for two Portsmouth players at Spring Classic

Tiverton fencer wins bronze in Boston

Tiverton's St. Theresa girls win state CYO hoops title

Things to Do
Westport Vineyard unveils Summer Music Series lineup

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery has announced its Sunset Music Series lineup for 2017.  “We have an amazing and diverse line-up of talent this season,” a vineyard spokesman said. For …

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Orchard to be planted next to Tiverton Library

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

Busy season at hand for South Coast bluebirds

Opinion
Letter: Tiverton becoming depressed town due to budget cuts

To the editor: Tiverton’s Budget Committee has been taken over by a special interest group whose primary objective has been to have enough power to successfully strip funding from various town …

Letter: Time for all of Westport to unite against animal abuse

Letter: Tiverton needs a Fire Department fix

Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

Editorial: Animal cruelty — Change comes slowly

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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.