Serial gas station burglar gets three years

WESTPORT — He got away with it once so a New Bedford man broke into the same Westport gas station twice more in the next few days before his luck ran out. Now, Daniel Pedro, 31, of New …
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Busy season at hand for South Coast bluebirds

As the days in February grow longer, Eastern bluebirds are some of the first birds to locate a place to start a nest. The male bluebird is rich baby blue on the back with an orange-brown bordered …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in recent weeks in towns around East Bay: Barrington 1 Gregory Court — $470,000 78 Massasoit Ave. — $214,000 33 Priscilla Drive — …

Crops to casino: Family sells former Tiverton farmland to Twin River

TIVERTON — Les Cory and family had been trying to sell their 40-plus acres in northeast Tiverton for years, so it was welcome news when a serious buyer approached. “It was completely out of …

Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island rose by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.24 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.24 price is four cents below the national average for regular …

Featured home: Contemporary overlooks bridge, Mt. Hope Bay

Stunning water views taking in all the beauty Narraganstt Bay has to offer are at this home in the Common Point section of Portsmouth The contemporary style home at 1172 Anthony Road is open and …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 8 Woodbine Ave. — Sunday, Feb. 19, 12-1:30 p.m. Colonial, 4, 2.5, $439,000. Residential …
Obituaries
David Ponte, 70, Westport

David Ponte, 70, of Westport, loving husband of Nancy (Medeiros) Ponte, passed away unexpectedly in Naples, Florida. David was born in Westport, son to the late John S. and Alice (Forneiro) Ponte. …

Yvonne R. Goyette, 78, Westport

Alan Taylor Manchester, Westport Harbor

Nathalie F. Palmer 82, Westport

Mark Philip Harty, 65, Westport Point

Charles W. Trippe, 81, Westport

Marie Hadfield, 94, of Westport

Robert E. Carroll, 80, Westport

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Sports
Westport girls build 30-1 lead in lopsided win

After moving to a 26-0 lead at halftime, the Westport girls basketball team cruised to a 49-13 win over Avon on the Wildcats’ home court Thursday. Avon didn’t score its first point until 6:22 …

Swarming defense propels Westport to 11th straight — 76-13

Missed shots doom Westport boys against Connolly

Sacred Heart hands Westport home soccer loss

Guinness 5K a party, not just a race

Things to Do
In Westport, sweet sounds from under the sea

WESTPORT — The Westport High School auditorium stage will be transformed to a warm, wonderful (except for one scary water witch) world beneath the sea this Thursday and Friday evening as Westport …

Oar art — Oars replace buoys in artists’ Watershed effort

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Rustic fruit tarts are pretty and a sweet treat in winter

A delicious cod dish that won’t ruin your New Year’s resolutions

Opinion
Letter: Make a commitment to end domestic violence

To the editor: The month of October brings many traditions to Rhode Island: hay rides, pumpkin carving and apple picking, among others. It also marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, …

Editorial: Face facts — Climate Change is real

Letter: Hey cartoonist, get some help

New websites (and a book on English/Colonial history) to aid your research

Vote yes for new Westport police station

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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.