Featured home: Waterfront colonial overlooks Sakonnet River

The Sea Meadows Farm neighborhood in Portsmouth is the setting for this spectacular waterfront colonial that overlooks the beautiful Sakonnet River Passage. Enjy magnificent East-facing views of …
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Back on the waves: A year after shark attack, Cook surfing, winning on carbon limb

TIVERTON — He kept up a good front in the Hawaii hospital, joking with friends about the big tiger shark that had taken his leg during an Oct. 9, 2015, surfing adventure off Oahu’s Leftovers …

Burk re-elected chairman of Tiverton Democrats

At its recent organizational meeting, the Tiverton Democratic Town Committee (TDTC) overwhelmingly voted to re-elect Mike Burk as chairman. Other officers re-elected were Paul Amaral as vice …

Featured home: Unique replica of sea captain's home

Enjoy your own private country retreat on two peaceful acres in South Rehoboth. This is not another cookie cutter home. The 3,735 square-foot home captures all the details of the past while providing …

Edwards named to House leadership posts

House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Tiverton, Portsmouth) has been chosen to serve on the House Finance, Judiciary, Oversight and Labor committees for the 2017-18 legislative …

House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 4 Willow Way — Sunday, Jan. 15, 1-2:30 p.m. Cape, 2, 2.5, $799,000 Residential Properties, …

Westport’s animal case costs approach $200,000

Town expenses stemming from the American Legion Highway animal cruelty saga are estimated to be in the range of $150,000 to $200,000, selectmen said at their last meeting in December. In the …
Obituaries
Darlene M. Driscoll, 84 of Tiverton

Darlene M. (Braun ) Driscoll, 84 of Tiverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Grace Barker Nursing Home. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Frederick William and Adele …

Alison M. Shakarian, PhD, 51, Tiverton

Albert A. LePage Sr., 93, Tiverton

Everett Marshall Willis III, 37, Tiverton

Robert R. Salois, 82, Tiverton

Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Kathleen M. Helger, 63, Tiverton

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Sports
Girls Basketball: Pesky Tigers best Mt. Hope

BRISTOL — The Tiverton High School girls’ basketball team is in the midst of a three-game Division III winning streak. After starting the season off 1-3, the Tigers have since found their …

Boys Basketball: Tiverton hoopsters roll over Mt. Hope

Tiverton girls have no trouble with Burrillville

Portsmouth downs Barrington, Tiverton in boys’ hoops

Davies star sinks Tiverton girls by one point

Things to Do
A delicious cod dish that won’t ruin your New Year’s resolutions

I bought a beautiful cod loin a couple of weeks ago and, with the holidays coming (and all the rich food and desserts to look forward to), I didn’t want to make something as rich as our …

Enjoying ‘lobster’ on a cod budget

Back Eddy: We dare you!

Christmas Concert at Bliss Four Corners Church Sunday

Comfort food doesn’t get any better than a braise

Opinion
Letter: Vote yes on Question 7

To the editor: There isn’t a need more basic than having a place to call home. Unfortunately, too many Rhode Islanders struggle to find a home or apartment that they can reasonably afford, …

Editorial: Vote YES on 6

Letter: Make a commitment to end domestic violence

Editorial: Face facts — Climate Change is real

Letter: Hey cartoonist, get some help

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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.