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Matthew Marcellus Harris, 38, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. He was a beloved son of Larry Harris of Springfield, MA, Retha Flack of Hagerstown, MD and LuAnn Harris of Warren. … more
Ida (Rebello) Rose, 93, of Adamsville, died peacefully at home with her family by her side on Friday, August 31, 2018.  She was wife of the late John H. Rose.  Born in Somerset, daughter of the … more
John C. Mello, 87, of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2017.  He was the husband of Rosemarie Ann (Rodrigues) Mello.  Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Maria C. (Medeiros) and … more
Peter Paul Souza, 69, of Tiverton, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018. Born in Tiverton, he was the son of the late Emily Souza. Mr. Souza worked as a self-employed truck driver. He was a member … more
Donald R. Kidd, Sr., 74, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away at home with family and friends at his side on Aug. 17, 2018. He was the husband of his “Honey" Ann (Sullivan) Kidd. Born on Sept. 14, … more
George A. “Skip” Stike, 62, of Westport, passed away August 6, 2018, at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. A resident of Westport since 1974, Skip, the only son of the late Oakley and … more
Alexander F. "Sandy" Taber, Jr., of Tiverton, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018, with his best friend Kathy Duff by his side.  He was the husband of the late Shirley F. (Lawrence) … more
“I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.” (Alaine Gerbault, sailor) Captain Timothy Furtado, 82, of Harwinton, Conn., passed away peacefully on August 8, 2018, at … more
Leland S. "Lee" Jamieson Jr., 83, of Hatboro, Pennsylvania, and formerly of Tiverton, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018.  He leaves his wife of 61 years, Gretchen Kimball Jamieson, their two … more
Antone Joseph Arruda, 93, of Tiverton, R.I., passed away on July 26 at St. Anne’s Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Sarah (Clark) Arruda. Born in … more
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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.