Annual Challenger Jamboree in Portsmouth brings smiles to all

PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and beyond descended upon Glen Park Sunday for a day full of …
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Tiverton council names a Tiverton Town Planner

TIVERTON — Tiverton has a new town planner and planning board administrative officer. He is William D. Compton, of Sheffield, Mass. He was appointed by the Tiverton Town Council at its regular meeting Tuesday, May 29. Mr. Compton began work with the town June 1, within days of his appointment, at a starting salary of $65,000 under year-one of a contract that says it may be extended for an additional two years. The contract calls for a six-month probationary period.
At the R.I. State House

Red flag bill, bump stocks ban now law

PROVIDENCE — Following passage by the General Assembly the previous day, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Friday signed into law two bills aimed at reducing gun violence and mass shootings. One …

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 …

Volvo Ocean Race: Enright and Vestas take third during In-Port Race

Bristol resident Charlie Enright led Vestas 11th Hour Racing team to a strong third place podium-finish, pleasing the home crowd who came out in force despite cool and rainy weather …

Tiverton votes Saturday on competing budgets

TIVERTON — The Financial Town Hearing on May 3 laid bare some of the assumptions and conclusions made by the budgeters, especially the budget put on the ballot by repeat budget petitioner Justin Katz. Proponents for each budget were allowed a few minutes each to make presentations on behalf of the budget each was putting forward. But when the public rose to have its say, many cut loose, with repeated opposition and sharp critiques of petitioner’s budget #2.
Sports
Enright and Vestas slip to a fourth place finish in Leg 9

Bristol resident and Vestas 11th Hour Racing skipper Charlie Enright finished in fourth place in Volvo Ocean Race's Leg 9. Enright, his team and fans had high hopes for Leg 9 which began in Newport …

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

Split match leaves Tigers golf team in the playoff hunt

Golf preview: Tiverton makes strides in dual match

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

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: Support ‘Right to Treat’ bills

To the editor: My friend recently described her graduation from a prestigious MBA program years ago. She said,“At the commencement they said, ‘You have your degree, and it can never be taken …

Letter: On riding RIPTA

Letter: Senate needs to vote on animal abuse bill

Letter: Grinnel’s Beach — What is the problem??

Letter: A little carbon dioxide has a very big effect

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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.