Westport zoners allow tight squeeze addition to pond-front house

The Zoning Board Appeals wrestled with but ultimately approved last week an addition to a waterfront house on South Watuppa Pond in the north end of town. The 63 Beaulieu Street cottage, which …
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High court gives Motyka fresh shot at appeal

LITTLE COMPTON — Convicted murderer Jeremy Motyka will get yet another day in court to pursue his appeal of the verdict and sentence that have him serving life without possibility of …

Tiverton tree lit, wishes shared

Avery Correia, 3, and her brother, William, 6, share a laugh with Santa at Fort Barton School just after the lighting of Tiverton’s Christmas tree at sunset on Saturday. The Tiverton High School …

Photos with Santa afternoon photos are available for viewing

The Photos with Santa afternoon session is available! Click the link below to browse the afternoon session.  Photos with Santa 2017 afternoon session   2016 sessions Photos with …

Photos with Santa morning photos are available for viewing

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Solar plan outrages neighbors

Solar farms are sprouting on Westport fields one after another and, for the most part, they’ve been welcomed by neighbors. Not so off Horseneck Road where neighbors turned out recently to oppose …
Obituaries
Doris I. Drapeau, 93, Tiverton

Doris I. Drapeau, 93, of Tiverton, passed into eternal life on October 18, 2017, surrounded by her family in her home. She was the daughter of the late Emelda and Arthur St. Laurent and sister to …

Dr. Ronald N. Mancini, 70, Tiverton

Hugh B. Cameron, age 90, formerly of Barrington

Amos B. Conley, 74, Tiverton

Ronald “Pete” Vanasse, 77, Tiverton

Charlotte Frenette, 88, of Tiverton

Thomas E. McGill, 87, Tiverton

Albertine A. (Croteau) Caron, 95, Tiverton and Portsmouth

Sports
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 …

Tiverton Girls tennis loses in semifinals

The family that races together …

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

Tiverton sues to silence motocross track

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

Opinion
Letter: Principals do all possible to ensure safety of children

As leaders of the organization representing the K-12 principals of Rhode Island, we are compelled to offer an alternative perspective on Arlene Violet’s commentary (“Child abuse reporting …

Editorial: Animal abuse leniency goes way back here

Letter: Prosecution, judges have dismal animal cruelty record

Letter: Proposed charter changes to benefit Tiverton taxpayers

Solar farm would bring significant benefits to Westport

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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.