National Grid to carry out aerial inspections Wednesday

EAST BAY — If you see several helicopters flying overhead on Wednesday, July 27, don’t be alarmed.
Featured home: Antique home close to beach, town common

Living in an antique home appeals to a certain type of person. Marry that with a seaside community and it's a win-win with this Little Compton gem.The beautiful Greek revival house at 56 Maple Ave. …

House Hunt: Open Houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns across the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 107 Ferry Lane — Sunday, July 24, 12-1:30 p.m. Colonial, 4, 3, $599,000. Residential …

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Tiverton Yacht Club celebrates new clubhouse

TIVERTON — Almost 13 years to the day after its old clubhouse burned down on June 6, 2003, the Tiverton Yacht Club commissioned its brand new two-story 2,600-square-foot clubhouse at 58 Riverside …

Tiverton Police: Felony assault charged

Monday, July 11 Chad M. Bergeron, 42, of 126 Hooper St., Tiverton, was arrested on a charge of violation of a no-contact order at 10:43 a.m.. Tuesday, July 12 A 17-year-old Tiverton woman …

Updated ... Same Westport woods lot, same animal horrors

By Bruce Burdett Six years ago, Westport Police uncovered a horrific scene of dead and abused animals on a large property off 465 American Legion Highway. And apparently little has changed in …

Edwards seeks District 70 reelection

TIVERTON — John G. “Jay” Edwards, who has represented District 70 as a Democrat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives since his first election in 2008, last week announced his candidacy …

Failure to deliver furniture brings charges

Police say a Westport business owner accepted payment for furniture he promised to build but never delivered — in at least one case, he never started working on the project. On Friday, July 15, …

More thunderstorms possible Sunday afternoon

After bumpy weather Friday afternoon, the area could be in for another round of thunderstorms Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for much of …
Obituaries
Hugh C. Neville, 81, of Barrington

Hugh C. Neville, 81, of Barrington died Saturday, July 23, 2016. He was the husband of Ruth (Shaw) Neville for 59 years. Born in Fall River he was the son of the late Hugh and Dorothea (Hurst) …

Gerald J. Mottas, 69, Tiverton

Richard H. Phillips Sr.

Frank E. Handy, 91, Portsmouth

Elizabeth R. Cleaver, 88, Little Compton

Todd Dupont, 39, Westport

Alton B. Chace, 38, Tiverton

Claire Pearce, 89, Tiverton

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Local women compete in national lacrosse event

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Portsmouth’s Kathryn Gallison and Tiverton’s Mary Rishmany, rising seniors at Bishop Stang High School as well as teammates on Team Real Lacrosse Club out …

A cool Little Compton Church Fair helps break records

Gallery: Rumford Stars edge Tiverton in Junior Baseball tourney

Tiverton girls dominant in winning District 2 softball title

Portsmouth softball 11-12 All-Stars lose to Tiverton

Opinion
Justin Katz totally misjudged ability to cut budget

To the editor: We now know something about Messrs. Justin Katz and Jeffrey Caron and Ms. Nancy Driggs. They do not like to be criticized. Not them. Their way of responding to criticism is to …

So who are the real extremist idealogues here?

Councilor Perry seeks retribution by charter change

Letter: A united front addressing autism

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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.