Up on the roof — Tiverton Power adds solar to its energy mix

TIVERTON — Within its plant back in the woods, Tiverton Power burns gas to churn out 290 MW of electricity. But now up in its roof, the Tiverton Industrial Park facility has turned to the sun to …
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'Mr. Terupt’ author visits Westport sixth graders

Westport Elementary School sixth graders experienced a personal connection to their summer reading when author Rob Buyea paid a visit on Friday, Sept. 15. The author of the “Mr. Terupt” book …

Little Compton Wellness Center celebrates 100 years

LITTLE COMPTON — Few institutions have woven itself more firmly into the fabric of the community than the Little Compton Wellness Center, which this year celebrates 100 years of service to the residents of the town and the region. "Our goal is to focus on the four pillars of healthy aging — body health, the brain, nutrition, and a sense of community," said Shirley Hardison, president of Friends of the Little Compton Wellness Center.

Blowhard Jose decides to hang around awhile

WESTPORT — Former hurricane Jose has taken a liking to waters south of New England and could deliver nearly a week of northeast gales to the area once he finally tires out. The now-tropical …

Weatherlow latest farm seeking to host weddings

WESTPORT — A farm’s plan to host weddings and other ‘agri-entertainment’ drew plenty of disagreement and no conclusions at the most recent Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting. Instead, …

Monument (again) salutes town worker killed on the job

WESTPORT — Thomas E. Pettey was the only town employee to lose his life on the job and Westport will honor him once again on Saturday — and this time they hope the memorial lasts longer than its …

Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …
Obituaries
Michael Andras, 93, Westport

Michael Andras, 93, of Westport, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at home.  He was the husband of the late Virginia (Baker) Andras.  Born in Granville, NY, he was son of the late Michael and Mary …

Trig Tronstad, 70, Westport

Joseph B. Walsh, 86, Westport

John Hamilton McCormack, 52, Westport

Laura D. Martin, 94, Westport

Donald J. Brooder, 89, Westport

Chester B. Sandborg, 92, Westport

Anthony A. Ferraz, 81, Westport

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Sports
Westport soccer falls to Diman, 1-0

WESTPORT — The Westport High School soccer team lost to Diman, 1-0, during the team’s first home game on Friday afternoon. Diman mid-fielder Dominic Rocha scored the only goal of the game at the …

Westport girls soccer beats Upper Cape, 2-0

Little Compton to celebrate new rec field

City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

Westport's baseball playoff run ends at Mashpee

Things to Do
Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

Westport and the region will celebrate the remarkable life of Paul Cuffe on Saturday with the opening and tour of an African-American Native-American Heritage Trail, and a day-full of discussion …

Let them eat zucchini bread

Tiverton seniors sew — and reap — big profits

'Bold' move: Waterfront Productions opens first season in East Providence

Rare peek inside seven special Westport homes

Opinion
Letter: Let's keep the 'r' in Westport

To the editor: Westport narrowly voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana last fall, 4,783 to 4,270.  Yes, there was a 500 vote difference (5.6%) but this was big presidential election …

Letter: Cherish these last late summer outdoors moments

Editorial: Wedding wars

Letter: Why does vineyard get to sidestep the rules?

Letter: Putting paved parking lot at East Beach is a fool’s errand

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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.