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David Earl Ward, 49, died Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Spokane Veterans Home after enduring the debilitating rigors of ALS. He last resided in Portsmouth before moving to be with his family in … more
Walton Horton Earle, 82, of Westport, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at Mass General Hospital.  He was the loving husband of the late Barbara J. (Winsor) Earle.  Born in East Providence, he … more
Arnold D. Tripp, 96, of Westport, died peacefully on Friday, May 12, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Patricia H. (Furlan) Tripp. They were married for over 70 years. Born March 9, 1921, in … more
David Ferreira, 90, of Westport, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 11, 2017, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Mary F. (Paschall) Ferreira with whom he shared 69 years … 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
Elizabeth A. (Esau) Thompson, “Betty,” age 90, of Little Compton, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was the wife of the late Richard M. Thompson. Born in Milton, Massachusetts, she was a … more
Armand Trepanier, 89, of Westport, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, at Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center. He was the husband of the late Janice R. (Smith) Trepanier. Mr. Trepanier was … more
Ray L. Hurd, 90, of Westport, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Brookdale of Dartmouth. He was the husband of the late Clarisse J. (Phaneuf) Hurd. Mr. Hurd was born in Rumford, RI, son of … more
Rev. Dr. Richard David Aubin-Fischer, 78, died peacefully at home in Westport on March 31, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.  He was the son of the deceased Edward and Eva (Tangarone) Fischer … more
Richmond T. “Dick” Leeson, 81, of South Dartmouth, Massachusetts passed away surrounded by his family on October 25, 2016, at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. He was the beloved husband … 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.