Tiverton casino: Full court press

By Bruce Burdett With daily glances at the calendar and weather forecast, swarms of workers are going all out in the woods of northeast Tiverton with the goal of buttoning up the new Twin …
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Channel restrictions under Sakonnet Bridge delayed by weather

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Due to recent weather events, the temporary closures of the channel on the Sakonnet River where it passes underneath the old Sakonnet River Bridge in Tiverton and …

Tigers lose in soccer semis to top-seed Cranston East

Tiverton dug itself a deep first half hole from which it could not recover, losing to top seed East Providence 5-2 in the Division III semifinals played Wednesday at Johnston High School. The Tigers …

Philippe sends Buzzards’ tent flying

Buzzards Bay Brewing in Westport is mourning the loss of its tent, another victim of the remnants of tropical storm Philippe. In an email, the company reported … “Meanwhile back on our farm, …

Pedestrian killed on State Road, Westport

WESTPORT — A minute after one caller reported a woman running on State Road near Whites Restaurant in Westport Saturday evening, another caller reported that a woman was on the ground and someone …

Tiverton schools back gender-sexuality club at middle school after emotional debate

She’s now the president of the Tiverton High School Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club, and, for her …
Obituaries
George Schweitzer, 84, of Warwick, formerly Tiverton and Portsmouth

George Schweitzer, 84, of Warwick and formerly of Portsmouth, Tiverton, Coventry and Osprey, Fla., passed away on November 13, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Judith A. …

Karen H. Bettencourt, 46, Tiverton

Duncan Chapin Merriman, 87, Tiverton

Judith Lynn Terry, 78

Elizabeth ‘Zib’ Burns, 65, Portsmouth

Hortencia Amaral, 101, Tiverton

Deborah Lynn Sanford, 55, Portsmouth

Muriel E. Medeiros, 87, Little Compton

Sports
Tiverton Girls tennis loses in semifinals

The Tiverton High School girls tennis team ended their playoff run when they were beaten by North Providence 4-2, in the Division III semifinals at Barrington High School on Friday night. …

The family that races together …

Tigers field hockey ties Classical, 1-1, hopeful about playoffs

Tiverton sues to silence motocross track

Portsmouth's Pete O’Hara and the advent of fake news

Things to Do
Restoring Atlantic Puffins to Maine — a rescue mission

The Paskamansett Bird Club is sponsoring an illustrated talk about how puffins were brought back to the East Coast. Derrick Jackson, who wrote a book about this adventure, will speak at the Westport …

Will Warren pumpkins squash world record? Today's the day

’Shellstock’ — concert for clams etc. — is Oct. 15

Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

Let them eat zucchini bread

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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.