Here comes The Flood

By Bruce Burdett Rising seas will soon — much sooner than anyone imagined — inundate beloved parts of Little Compton, Westport and Tiverton. A new forecast (see separate story) calls for an …
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Tiverton fencer wins bronze in Boston

Tiverton’s Alexandra McDonald won a bronze medal in Division II Women’s Foil at a regional fencing competition held St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Boston Fencing Club in Brighton, Mass.  The …

Rep. Edwards bill aims to limit roadway surveillance

In a bipartisan effort, House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton) has worked with House Minority Whip Blake A. Filippi (R-Dist. 36) to introduce legislation that would …

Lions salute eight for service to Tiverton

The Tiverton Lions Club honored eight citizens — teachers, a police offer, firefighter and the recently retired senior center director — at its annual Community Recognition Night Saturday at …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 68 Bowden Ave. — $345,000 260 Maple Ave. — $383,800 56 Elm Lane — …

Reward offered for information on burned Tiverton car

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information about a stolen car that was left burning on the side of Route 24 in Tiverton on Tuesday, March 14. Members of the Tiverton Fire Department …

Tiverton's St. Theresa girls win state CYO hoops title

TIVERTON — The St. Theresa girls’ basketball team defeated St. Michaels Grammar  35-28 to win the CYO state championship Saturday. The Tiverton girls were down 19-13 at the half but came …
Obituaries
Dennis Moniz, 86, Tiverton

Dennis Moniz, 86, of Harris Drive, Tiverton, died Friday, March 24, 2017, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Barbara Ann (Medeiros) Moniz. Born in Fall River, he was a …

Richard A. Helger, 70, Tiverton

David Lloyd McCoy, 79, Tiverton

Joseph A. Levesque, 78, Tiverton

Leslie Anne Gingras, 88, Tiverton

Charlotte Smith, Tiverton

Sandra L. Robison, 65, Tiverton

Helen Mary Sylvia, 81, Tiverton

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Sports
Two straight cheerleading titles for Tigers

The Tiverton Tigers cheerleading team scored 169.25 points Saturday to bring home a second consecutive state cheerleading championship in the Small School Division. Competing at the Providence Career …

Townies tip Tigers in boys' state hoops tourney

Tiverton triumphs, caps perfect run to Division III boys' hoops title

Tiverton boys still unbeaten; roll to 35-point playoff opening win

Huskies hoops double header: girls beat Tigers, move on; boys go home

Things to Do
Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

“Sing Street” (2016)Rated PG-131 hour, 46 minutesDirected and written by John Carney“Sing Street” is a fun movie that refreshingly communicates the joyful exuberance of music …

Busy season at hand for South Coast bluebirds

In Westport, sweet sounds from under the sea

Oar art — Oars replace buoys in artists’ Watershed effort

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Opinion
Letter: Judge Tiverton Budget Committee members as individuals

To the editor: I am a newly elected member of the Tiverton Budget Committee. Quite a few of the recent letters to the editor have expressed opinions of how the "majority" of the committee …

Letter: Tiverton Athletic Boosters appreciate Comedy Show support

Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

Now Tiverton Budget Committee seeks to silence critics

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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.