Wildcats look to improve as they overcome age and size issues
The Westport basketball team will be fighting an age and size battle this year. The Wildcats graduated six seniors, have only three … Read More
Tiverton plunge moves south to Fogland
TIVERTON — Due to ongoing construction at Grinnell’s Beach in Tiverton, this year’s New Year’s Day Penguin Plunge will be held … Read More
Traffic light coming to Bulgarmarsh, Fish roads
TIVERTON — The state Department of Transportation provided these dtetails about a a new traffic signal coming to the corner of Fish … Read More
Tiverton bank robber sentenced to prison
A Fall River man who stole a car in New Bedford in April, 2017, and used it later the same day as his getaway vehicle after robbing a … Read More
Westport voters agree to rescue of town treasury
Westport voters agreed to pay some urgent bills at Tuesday’s special town meeting at the high school. Four questions with a total … Read More
Former Senator Joyce died of drug overdose
They remain uncertain whether he died by accident or suicide, but state medical examiners say they now know what caused long-time … Read More
Obituaries
Calvin F. Tripp, 81, Westport Calvin F. Tripp, 81, of Westport, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was the husband of Winifred M. (Hasson) Tripp; they shared 61 years of …
Samuel Gregory Jonsson, 41, Westport Samuel Gregory Jonsson, 41, passed away on the morning of December 2, 2018. He leaves behind his three beautiful children, Brady Alan, 16, Anabelle Elizabeth, 12, and Katarina Ann, 11, and their …
Margo Peckham, 94, Westport Margo Peckham, 94, of Westport, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2018. She was born on May 10, 1924 in New Bedford, the daughter of Temple A. Corson and Margaret McGinty. Margo attended …

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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.