F&R Auto (of pizza delivery infamy) alum returns to Rt. 6 car lot
WESTPORT — A ghost of Westport’s past brush with internet infamy — used car dealer vs. pizza delivery man — and a bartender … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
More Local News
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 … Read More
Photos with Santa morning photos are available for viewing
The Morning session of Photos with Santa are ready to be viewed.  Click on the link below to browse through the photos! Photos … Read More
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 … Read More
Groups push for plastic bag ban in Tiverton
TIVERTON — Sustainable Sakonnet is working with a coalition of area environmental groups to advance a single-use plastic bag ban in … Read More
Johnstone, Borges team up to rescue lovely Alerion sailboats
Alerion Yachts has emerged from the dissolution of Warren’s US Watercraft with a new, well-known owner and a familiar … Read More
Team Vestas and Enright sail third into Cape Town
Vestas 11th Hour Racing, skippered by Bristols Charlie Enright, achieved a third place finish Saturday in the Lisbon, Portugal, to … Read More
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

Police
First responders conduct swim rescue drills in Sakonnet River PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — It appeared to be one the largest mutual-aid rescues ever seen in the Sakonnet River, as a couple dozen first responders from Portsmouth, Tiverton and beyond …
East Providence Police seek second suspect in school bus theft incident EAST PROVIDENCE — In a release issued Monday afternoon, Oct. 30, the East Providence Police Department announced it has issued an arrest warrant for Tiverton man for his alleged participation in …
Tiverton Police: Sex trafficking charged Monday, Oct. 2 After being stopped at 1:28 a.m. in the area of the state line near Fish Road and Judson Street, Daniel Mallette, 29, of 5 Park Place, Tiverton, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. At 1:32 p.m., Claudio D. DeMacedo, 41, of 386 Stone Church Road, Tiverton, was charged with firing a weapon in a compact area.
Opinion
Editorial: Animal abuse leniency goes way back here Some were stunned when a prosecutor suggested probation all around for those facing charges for their actions in the horrific tenant “farm” animal cruelty discovered hidden away in the Westport …
Letter: Prosecution, judges have dismal animal cruelty record To the editor: Animal abuse is legislated in Massachusetts as a serious felony, punishable by up to seven years imprisonment, by a fine up to $5,000, or by both fine and imprisonment. A subsequent …
Letter: Proposed charter changes to benefit Tiverton taxpayers To the editor: Last week your Charter Review Commission (CRC) published the first draft charter language to address the anticipated $3 million (minimum) casino gaming revenue. The draft uses …
Solar farm would bring significant benefits to Westport To the editor, Clean Energy Collective (CEC) is the developer of a community solar project discussed in an article and editorial published in the November 30 edition. CEC was founded in 2009 as …

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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.