UPDATE — Fisherman killed as Vestas 11th Hour Racing and fishing boat collide off Hong Kong

Volvo Ocean Race officials have now revealed that one fisherman was killed and nine others rescued after their fishing boat was involved in a collision with Vestas 11th Hour Racing early Saturday …
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DiPalma bill aims to preserve net neutrality here

STATE HOUSE – Sen. Louis P. DiPalma and Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy have introduced legislation (2018-S 2008 / 2018-H 7076) that would prohibit the state and its municipalities from entering into …

Early warning: Tiverton council issues tax hike alert

TIVERTON — The budget season is still young but Town Council members want both taxpayers and Budget Committee to know that the numbers look grim and a tax hike may be unavoidable. Days before a …

Footbridges to cross brook, help fish

The Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) has been awarded $12,783.00 from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to improve shrubland habitat and conduct stream restoration work at …

Rotary to host casino meet-and-greet

TIVERTON — The Portsmouth Tiverton Rotary Club will host a Tiverton Casino presentation and meet-and-greet next Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Li’l Bear Sports Club, 983 Main Road, Tiverton. The event …

A century ago, an icy end to Cross Rip Lightship

The frigid weather of late brings to mind one of the saddest of all New England sea ice sagas, the loss one century ago this winter of the Cross Rip Lightship (LV-6). The Cross Rip, one of several …
Obituaries
Agnes C. Braz, 89 of Tiverton

Agnes Catherine (Rego) Braz, 89 of Tiverton, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2018.  Born in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Georgianna and Joseph Rego.  A homemaker, she is …

Lillian M. Buckley, 84, Tiverton

Carmine Frank Ripa, 72, Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Mark Thomas Pobzeznik, 60, formerly of Tiverton

George W. "Chuck" Letendre, 95, Tiverton

Theresa Hayden, 94, Tiverton

Gerard T. Powers, 77 Tiverton

Richard Houldsworth Gaskell, 73, Tiverton

Things to Do
A Jazz-Inspired Musical Journey with the Lois Vaughan Quartet

Let the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet take you on a musical journey with an evening of songs that helped to shape the Great American Jazz Tradition. Ranging from ragtime to swing to bepop to Latin, music …

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

Restoring Atlantic Puffins to Maine — a rescue mission

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: 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

Letter: Remark about our club’s ‘drunks’ was uncalled for

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Jim McGaw

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.