Chief Marshal McDermott to lead Westport 4th parade

If it’s not too much to ask of Mother Nature, a day just like last July 4 would be mighty nice, say organizers of Westport’s annual Fourth of July Parade. The Parade steps off Tuesday at 10 …
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Tiverton taxpayers’ group endorses nine for charter review

In a pair of press releases issued Friday, the Tiverton Taxpayers Association (TTA) and its Political Action Committee (PAC) released statements and endorsements regarding the July 18 election for …

A July weekend celebration of Ted Hood's boats

Ted Hood had a hand in the creation of countless boats — sail and power — and the Herreshoff Marine Museum invites owners of Hood-designed boats to a three-day rendezvous at the museum in …

Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island fell by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.29 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.29 price isequal to the national average for regular …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 11 Ridgeway Road — Sunday, June 25, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 5, 3, $869,000. Mott & Chace …

All charges against Tiverton lieutenant dismissed, except one

TIVERTON — Second District Court Judge Colleen Hastings dismissed all but one of 58 criminal misdemeanor charges against Tiverton Police Department Lieutenant Timothy Panell Thursday morning in a plea agreement filed with the court Thursday. On the remaining charge — Count 1, obtaining money under false pretenses — Lieutenant Panell was allowed to "maintain a plea of not guilty," said Lt. Panell's lawyer, Norman L. Landroche Jr., following the court proceeding.

Quahogger frees tangled turtle in upper bay

Rob Russo was quahogging near Ohio Ledge (roughly between Colt State Park and Warwick Neck) last Tuesday when he came upon a large sea turtle apparently tangled in a buoy line. He posted an …
Obituaries
Michael Joseph Gorman, 88, Tiverton

Michael Joseph Gorman, 88, died June 9, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at St. Anne’s Hospital.  He is survived by his loving wife of almost 64 years, Hazel (Petrin) Gorman, and his four …

Thomas H. Levesque III, 40, Portsmouth

Karen Durfee, 67, Tiverton

Dr. William E. Condon, VMD, 71

Brian N. McGlynn, 57, Tiverton

Rachel M. Anselmo, 32, Tiverton

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Dr. Perry L. Rashleigh, 82, Tiverton

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Tiverton Athletic Athletic Hall of Fame nominees sought

TIVERTON — The Tiverton High School Athletic Hal of Fame is seeking nominations as it prepares for its fifth year of inducting players, coaches and supporters. The 2017 induction ceremony will …

Baseball playoffs: Tigers lose pitching duel to Prout, 1-0

Tigers fall in softball finals after extraordinary turnaround season

Tiverton bows in lacrosse semifinals

Tiverton lacrosse beats Toll Gate in quarters

Things to Do
Allens Pond offers osprey experience

Mass Audubon's Allens Pond Wildlife sanctuary invites the public to an immersive field school experience at our sanctuary. This all-day session focuses on the vibrant population of migratory osprey, …

Notorious shipwrecks off Westport — new exhibit

Westport scouting Touch-a-Truck returns Sunday, June 11

Fluffy baked eggs (or cloud eggs) are a fun breakfast

Tough Kids Challenge returns to Westport June 4

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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.