Top seed Tiverton girls roar back after the half

TIVERTON — After enjoying a preliminary round Division III playoff bye, the top seed Tiverton girls (16-1) gave their home court fans a scare as they got off to a slow quarterfinal start Tuesday. …
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Environmentalist Grantham to address climate change here

Jeremy Grantham, renowned environmentalist, investor and philanthropist, will be the guest speaker when the Westport River Watershed Alliance holds its Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 4 at …

Gunfire rings out in Tiverton schools during 'active shooter' drill

TIVERTON — First at the high school, later at Fort Barton Elementary, School, police cruisers and ambulances swarmed in from the perimeter Friday as the sound of gunfire rang out inside. It was only a drill ... It was …

Oyster farmers say they need deeper water to succeed

WESTPORT — The town’s Shellfish Advisory Board will take a closer look at shellfish farm rules after two local oyster farmers asked last week that their one-acre plots be allowed to expand into …

Saving Tiverton's high ground

TIVERTON — The growing Pocasset Ridge collection of saved woodlands in the Tiverton ‘high country’ has expanded by another hundred acres and now covers over 500 acres of uninterrupted forest …

Little Compton waterfront house sells for $4 million

LITTLE COMPTON — Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the sale of 40, 43, 46 Taylor’s Lane, Little Compton, for $4,090,000. According to data from the Rhode Island …
Obituaries
Thomas G. Gesner II, 90, Tiverton

Thomas Golden Gesner II, age 90, died Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Mr. Gesner was born March 7, 1927, in Fall River, the son of the late P. William and the late Lucy D. (Hicks) Gesner.  He was the …

Nancy J. Jenkins, 88, formerly of Westport

Charlotte J. Sousa, 58, Tiverton

Timothy W. Corn, 54, formerly of Tiverton

Doris M. Tierney, 91, Tiverton

Evelyn Ferreira, 91, formerly of Tiverton

John Mendonca, 71, Tiverton

Agnes C. Braz, 89 of Tiverton

Sports
Tiverton's Molly Little scores twice for Denver 

Sophomore midfielder Molly Little of Tiverton contributed two goals in the University of Denver’s (Big East) opening day 12-9 upset win over Stanford (Pac 12) on Sunday. It was Little’s first …

Photos: Tiverton girls come from behind and beat Mt. Hope in overtime, 46-41

Tiverton loses heartbreaker to D-III rival Wheeler, 58-57

Portsmouth girls beat Tiverton 53-35 in injury fund game

Tigers lose in soccer semis to top-seed Cranston East

Things to Do
Cast Paper Mirror with Lisa May Tobin

Cast Paper Mirror with Lisa May Tobin Our group will learn about the special qualities of cotton and abaca fiber and how to use these pulps to create a lovely, unique work of art. Plant fiber can …

Catching the eye of South Coast birds

Blueberries, lemon and ricotta all in one tasty muffin

A cozy winter brunch dish for a crowd or just the family

A Jazz-Inspired Musical Journey with the Lois Vaughan Quartet

Opinion
Letter: Our state budget must protect the vulnerable

To the editor: As legislators, we must treat each taxpayer dollar with the utmost respect, seeking to maximize its effectiveness and efficiency. That is our responsibility as elected officials. As …

Letter: ‘What will it take’ to convince some of new school wisdom?

Warren veterans support 'Moving Wall' visit to Ocean State

Don't get scammed; Buddy almost did

Letter: Tiverton rescuers helped ease stress of difficult week

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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.