Student charged after allegedly threatening to shoot up Westport High

Student charged with making terrorist threats A 17-year-old student who allegedly made threats about shooting up Westport Junior-Senior High School Friday faces a felony charge of making …
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Environmentalist Grantham to address climate change here

Jeremy Grantham, renowned environmentalist, investor and philanthropist, will be the guest speaker when the Westport River Watershed Alliance holds its Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 4 at …

Oyster farmers say they need deeper water to succeed

WESTPORT — The town’s Shellfish Advisory Board will take a closer look at shellfish farm rules after two local oyster farmers asked last week that their one-acre plots be allowed to expand into …

Saving Tiverton's high ground

TIVERTON — The growing Pocasset Ridge collection of saved woodlands in the Tiverton ‘high country’ has expanded by another hundred acres and now covers over 500 acres of uninterrupted forest …

Little Compton waterfront house sells for $4 million

LITTLE COMPTON — Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the sale of 40, 43, 46 Taylor’s Lane, Little Compton, for $4,090,000. According to data from the Rhode Island …

Flood memories fresh as board grills Charlotte White developer

WESTPORT — Skepticism about drainage and some unhappy neighbors greeted a developer seeking to build 16 houses off Charlotte White Road the firm’s their second visit to the Planning Board on …

Small-groups forum to discuss Westport school project

The Westport School Building Committee will host a public forum on Saturday, February 10, at 10 a.m. at the Westport Public Library, 816 Main Road. This forum will not be a stand-up presentation …
Obituaries
Nancy J. Jenkins, 88, formerly of Westport

Nancy J. (Van Blarcom) Jenkins, 88, of Fall River, formerly of Assonet and Westport, passed peacefully on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Adams House, Fall River, after a long battle with …

Letter: Pay for new Westport school now or pay much more later

Harry Moniz, 80, Adamsville

Maria L. Sousa, 85, Westport

Richard J. Pacheco, 70, Westport

Robert Heysham Sayre IV, Little Compton

Jean C. Dunn, 48, Westport

George Costa, 90, Westport

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Sports
Valiant comeback bid falls short for Wildcats; a senior salute

WESTPORT — A gritty comeback effort was not enough to undo a slow start and some cold free throw shooting as the Westport boys basketball team fell 54-46 Friday evening on the Wildcats’ home …

Lady Wildcats overcome early deficit to beat Mashpee 48-43

Westport field hockey falls to Seekonk, 1-0, in playoff loss

The family that races together …

Tiverton sues to silence motocross track

Things to Do
Catching the eye of South Coast birds

Dan Logan will show his images of birds in flight, taken during the past three years in Bristol County, when the Paskamansett Bird Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Community …

Blueberries, lemon and ricotta all in one tasty muffin

A cozy winter brunch dish for a crowd or just the family

A Jazz-Inspired Musical Journey with the Lois Vaughan Quartet

Cold causes cancellation of Westport Land Trust's New Year's Day Walk

Opinion
Letter: New school ‘bargain’ will prove to be bitter pill

To the editor: Local newspapers have been flooded with letters trying to persuade Westporters to vote yes for a new middle/high school on February 27. Common to these bandwagon letters is that we …

Letter: We are fiscal conservatives and we support new Westport school

Letter: Westport's fine educators need facilities to match

Letter: New school debt can set Westport on downward spiral

Letter: New school is the right choice for Westport

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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.