Tiverton cheerleaders win state title

The Tiverton cheerleading team won its third straight state title Saturday , March 10 at the Providence Career and Technical Academy with a top score of 169.9, comfortably ahead of second place …
Westport planners scrutinize big stone entry
By Bruce Burdett The Planning Board wants a Hickory Lane resident to explain the thinking behind a grand stone entry structure that … Read More
Osprey homes took a winter beating
WESTPORT — To spare osprey a most unsettling Westport homecoming, volunteers are hustling to replace large numbers of nesting … Read More
Westport's Beach Avenue needs to slim down
All had been strangely silent down at contentious Beach Avenue for months but that lull ended abruptly late last week. Town Highway … Read More
Westport flotilla offers safe boating class
Recreational boating may be a year-round sport for some, but for most the traditional recreational season is a little more than two … Read More
Meeting to focus on Tiverton superintendent search
TIVERTON — Dr. Joe Erardi, consultant working with the Tiverton School Committee, will hold a final drop-in opportunity for any … Read More
Edwards bill — no more jack and spare?
The House of Representatives has passed legislation introduced by Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton) … Read More
Westport students to walk out in memory of shooting victims
Westport Junior-Senior High School students will stand united with students of Stoneman Douglas High School this Wednesday, March 14 … Read More
In Portsmouth, activists detail progress on gun violence bills
PORTSMOUTH — “Unless we make the changes ourselves, it’s not going to happen,” Jennifer Smith Boylan told about three dozen … Read More
California resident arrested in crash that killed Westport woman
State and local police on Tuesday arrested a 58-year-old California man who had recently been living in Westport, in connection with … Read More
Sally J. Rose, R.N., 79, Tiverton

Sally J. (Mersey) Rose, R.N., 79, of Tiverton, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Clement O. Rose Jr., to whom she had been married for 58 years. She was also …

Paula L. Doherty, 90, Tiverton

Anna F. Taber, 95, Tiverton

Letter: Dirt-bike zoning terrible for Tiverton To the editor: There are changes to Tiverton’s zoning regulations being proposed that would allow for the development of motocross venues on any parcel of land, 100 acres or more, in the R80 …
Letter: Council wants to rob Tiverton voters of right to change charter To the editor: The Tiverton Charter Commission (CRC) has worked tirelessly for eight months, and will continue to work for the next four months until the end of the one-year term. The nine members …
Letter: New retail store a well-planned addition to Tiverton To the editor, After many decades, Tiverton has a new general retail store that is a completely new-built structure. Although this may not be the ideal retailer that many of its citizens had …
Gallery: Tiverton High loses to Wheeler in Division III boys' hoops final WARWICK — The Wheeler School defeated Tiverton, 60-50, for the Division III boys' basketball championship in the game played Sunday, Feb. 25, at CCRI-Warwick.
Gallery: Tiverton High wins D-Three girls' basketball championship PROVIDENCE — The Tiverton High School girls' basketball team won the Division III championship Saturday afternoon, Feb. 24, over Classical.
Tiverton blows past Central Falls, heads to D-III Final EAST PROVIDENCE- The Tiverton High School boys’ basketball team is headed back to the State Championship game after defeating Central Falls 67-41 in the Division III semifinal game on Friday …

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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.