Enright and Vestas enjoy stay, but it’s back to the Leg 9 grind

Bristol resident, Vestas 11th Hour Racing skipper Charlie Enright and his team left Newport with the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as they started Leg 9 on Sunday afternoon. The fleet is racing 3300 …
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A big, stinking mess in Tiverton

The same day last week (Wednesday, May 2) that the Tiverton Zoning Board invalidated on zoning grounds a proposed (and allegedly noisy) motocross track at 691 Brayton Road, the Rhode Island …
Welcome home, Charlie

Volvo Ocean Race: Skipper Enright and Vestas 11th Hour Racing shine in Leg 8 despite adversity of difficult race

Bristol resident and Vestas 11th Hour Racing skipper Charlie Enright came from behind to capture third place in Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Tuesday morning. The fleet sailed through a pea soup …

Volvo Ocean Race: MAPFRE steals first place, Enright and Vestas take third

The Spanish team MAPFRE moved from fifth place to first and stole a win in Leg 8, with a shocking come-from-behind victory into a foggy Newport on Tuesday morning. Bristol resident and Vestas …

Kennedy, Raimondo lead conversation on substance abuse

PORTSMOUTH — Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Gov. Gina Raimondo and other panelists got an earful about substance abuse and mental health issues at Town Hall Saturday. They heard …

Digging a healthier marsh in Tiverton

Rising seawaters that are encroaching into Seapowet Marsh are threatening habitat destruction in “one of the largest marshes in Narragansett Bay,” says Wenley Ferguson of Save The …
Obituaries
Irving D. “Peter” Humphrey, III, 88, of Tiverton

Irving D. “Peter” Humphrey, III, 88, of Tiverton, R.I. passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018. He was the husband of the late Marjorie Sharples Humphrey, to whom he was married for 63 years …

Donald N. Gavin, 91, of Little Compton

Dorothy S. Davis, age 76, of Portsmouth

Charles P. Perry, 92

Marjorie Sharples Humphrey, 87, of Tiverton

Romeo A. Leduc, 87, of Bonita Springs, FL

Lucien Guy Reny, 90, of Weston, Mass.

Judith Ann Dolan Wagner

Sports
Tiverton loses division matchup to Mt. Hope, 12-5

The Tiverton baseball team lost to Mt. Hope 12-5 in a Division II home game on Friday evening. The loss gives the Tigers a 5-10 division record with three games to go in the season. The Tigers …

Golf preview: Tiverton makes strides in dual match

Tiverton softball preview: Young team looks to have a strong presence in D-III

Tigers baseball team looks to have a ‘banner year’

Portsmouth High unified hoops team defeats Barrington

Things to Do
Community dinner in Tiverton will explore common connections

TIVERTON — The Rhode Island Foundation invites residents of Tiverton, Portsmouth ad Little Compton to share their thoughts on issues that are important to them over a neighborly meal on …

‘Smart Island’ forum in Newport on April 5

A light, flaky pastry for Easter dessert

Westport flotilla offers safe boating class

Oar art — Artists unleash imaginations on oars, paddles

Opinion
Letter: Let’s take our town back — Vote budget #1

Tiverton residents return to the polls this week to vote for our annual budget. We have two options to choose from:   Budget #1 is the budget developed by the Tiverton Budget Committee, …

Letter: Tiverton businesses need support — Vote for #1

Letter: 10 years later, not much has changed in Tiverton

Letter: Thank goodness for the Tiverton FTR — Vote #2

Letter: Tiverton Budget #2 has at least two fatal errors

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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.