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Take a look at some of the top stories from around the East Bay this week. Click on the headlines to read the full story. ‘Bristol will have a new shape’ Independence Park will be … more
The South Coast of Massachusetts is teaming with beautiful, sandy beahces and wide open country spaces. On the market in the Round Hill Neighborhood of South Dartmouth is a custom-built home with … more
To the editor: I founded the group, Stop The Insanity, Westport!, in response to the abuse of 1,400 animals on the Medeiros tenant farm in Westport. I did so because I could not live in a town … more
The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 61 Appian Way — Sunday, April 30, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 2, 2, $1,295,000. Mott & Chace Sotheby's, … more
The following homes have changed hands in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 1 Colley Court — $530,000 54 County Road — $248,000 22 Winthrop Drive — $550,500 4 … more
The waters are rising, of that there is no longer any doubt. No one can credibly argue any more that sea level rise — caused by human activity that has fueled global climate change — is a … more
The latest in a seemingly ceaseless series of local animal issues cannot be compared to the American Legion Highway calamity that put Westport on the animal cruelty map. But it is disturbing … more
John Stevens Penney Jr., 96, passed away peacefully in the company of his family on April 17, 2017, at his home in Westport. He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Celeste, his four … more
Westport Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will hold a Prescription Drug Take-Back event at the Westport Police Sub-Station located on the side of Cumberland Farms, 596 … more
A state veterinarian has ordered a quarantine on a Westport farm after the discovery of one dead pig (a sow) and concerns that an unknown number of other pigs (the tally varies wildly) may have fed … 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.