House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 15 Belton Drive — Sunday, Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Colonial, 4, 2, $429,000. Residential …
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Hunt 72 wins best new powerboat; shipyard honored; Schaffer joins N.E. Boat works

The Hunt 72 powerboat was a double winner at the recent Newport International Boat Show. Built by Portsmouth-based Hunt Yachts, the 72-footer was named Best New Powerboat Over 35 Feet, and Best …

Crash on I-195 in Westport takes three lives

Three people were killed in a fiery crash on Route 195 in Westport Wednesday morning. Massachusetts State Police say the 8:12 a.m. crash involved two vehicles and happened between exits 9 and 10 …

Newport County home sales mixed in August

Rhode Island’s single-family housing market continued its upward trend in August with statewide, year-over-year increases in completed and pending sales, as well as median sales price. Though sales …

Canvassers nix Cottrell try to become Tiverton voter

TIVERTON — By two successive unanimous votes, the three-member Tiverton Board of Canvassers (BofC) has found that Jonathan Cottrell does not maintain a "fixed and established" domicile, at either 35 Main Road or 29 Main Road in Tiverton, for purposes of voting.

Westport man sent to prison for DUI crash that killed grandmother

A Westport man will serve five to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to the October 16, 2015, crash that claimed the life of a Dartmouth grandmother who was driving into Westport to buy fish …

Featured home: Large Portsmouth colonial overlooks Sakonnet River

The River Hylands neighborhood in Portsmouth is home to an architect-designed Colonial that offers everything for a growing family looking for space, comfort and modern amenities. The …
Obituaries
Agnes Gray, 101, Tiverton

Agnes Edgar Miller Loggie “Nan” Gray passed away September 10, 2016, at Heritage at Framingham in Framingham, Mass., at age 101.  She was born in Scotland to James Loggie and Agnes Edgar Miller …

Reverend Dom Damian Kearney

Peter Dauphin, 70, Tiverton

Paul J. Bento, 73, Auburn, Mass.

Lucas M. Bandoni, 19, Tiverton

Virginia Pease Roberts, 94, Portsmouth

Mary Jo Buckley

Arthur A. Arruda, 82, Tiverton

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Sports
Another tie for Tiverton boys soccer

The Tiverton boy soccer team watched a two-goal lead slip away at home Wednesday, Sept. 28, as Pilgrim’s Danny Peixinho scored two second half goals to even the score. As a result, the Tigers …

Tigers roar back to beat Hope

Norwegian Olympian now freshman sailor at RWU

Sailors invited to Bud Humphrey Race on Sunday, Sept. 25

Tiverton girls drop tennis opener to East Providence

Things to Do
Reaping the harvest as quickly as possible

These days, I feel as if I’m living on borrowed time. I pulled carrots and onions and am using the Swiss chard as quickly as I can. When the forecast for a recent Thursday night was 48 degrees, …

Holland to get hoist to Crow’s Nest at Fisherman’s Ball

Westport businesses plan Sept. 28 event to support ASPCA animal rescue

Buzzards Bay Watershd bike ride is Oct. 2

Climate change: How will it affect the South Coast? What can be done?

Opinion
Editorial: Face facts — Climate Change is real

The earth is warming, the seas are rising and if communities are to cope with what’s to come, they need to sit down and seriously talk things through. Climate change deniers need to take …

Letter: Hey cartoonist, get some help

New websites (and a book on English/Colonial history) to aid your research

Justin Katz totally misjudged ability to cut budget

So who are the real extremist idealogues here?

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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.