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Two face multiple gun and drug charges following Tiverton car stop

Two Massachusetts residents are being held without bail after officers found a large quantity of suspected fentanyl and crack cocaine, as well as a gun and other weapons, during a traffic stop on …
Portsmouth remains undefeated in D-2 girls’ lacrosse
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High girls’ varsity lacrosse team kept on its winning ways with an impressive 17-3 win against Mt. … Read More
No more weddings at Tiverton's Meeting House
After recently notifying 10 couples that weddings they had scheduled this spring and summer at the Meeting House at Tiverton Four … Read More
Portsmouth beats Barrington for 4th straight victory (photos)
BARRINGTON — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity lacrosse team won its fourth straight game on Friday when it defeated Barrington, … Read More
Walker's, a Little Compton institution, closes its doors
LITTLE COMPTON — An institution known well beyond the bounds of this seaside farming community is closing its doors. Walker's … Read More
Tiverton police logs: Man charged with drag racing, eluding police
Monday, April 25 Police were called to Mathew Road just before 11 a.m. to keep the peace. A resident from Highland Road reported … Read More
Offshore wind farm proposes cable connection through Sakonnet River, Mt. Hope Bay
The project developer contends it will generate enough clean energy to power 800,000 homes, and will plug into the grid that serves … Read More
Portsmouth tops Mt. Hope twice in four days
PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — Two games against Mt. Hope High School added up to two Division 1 wins for the Patriots varsity baseball team … Read More
Portsmouth beats Burrillville, sit atop D-2 girls’ lacrosse
PORTSMOUTH — In a battle of two undefeated Division II teams, the Portsmouth High varsity girls’ lacrosse made easy work of … Read More
Sandywoods resumes live music every other Sunday
After a two-year hiatus, anyone with a guitar, a song and a dream can play at Sandywoods in Tiverton this Sunday, as the arts center … Read More
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Obituaries
John Braz John Braz, 66, of Pawtucket, RI, passed away, May 15, 2022, at Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI. He was the husband of Wanda C. (Banalewicz) Braz. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of th
Helen Waite Waite|Helen H. (Hastie) Waite, 94, of Tiverton, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at The Dawn Hill Home for Rehab and Healthcare. She was the wife of the late Arnold W. Waite with whom she shared
John Farnworth John Paul Farnworth, 87, of Tiverton, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022. He was the husband of Judith "Judie" (Hipson) Farnworth. They shared 63 years of marriage. Prior to his retirement, John was emp
Harriett Gallucci Harriett Gallucci, 85, of Warren, RI, passed away, Saturday, May 14, 2022, at home. She was the wife of Louis Gallucci. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Charles and H
Elizabeth Goggin Goggin, Elizabeth "Betty", 74, of Terrace Drive, Barrington, passed peacefully and surrounded by family on May 9, 2022. She leaves her sister, Virginia McGinn (Peter) of Warwick, her brother Thomas Go
Sports
Portsmouth boys, girls both winners in track meet Just two weeks after he shattered a 42-year-old Portsmouth High School running record, Kaden Kluth improved on another school best during a home meet on Monday.  Competing against East …
DEM restocks freshwater areas around the state with more trout PROVIDENCE – East Bay area ponds are among those the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced are receiving a second round of spring stocking through May 2. Over 40 plus, …
Tiverton edges Portsmouth in softball, 7-6 (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots’ softball team dropped a close one to Tiverton on Thursday at home, 7-6. Mary Rainey, a PHS freshman, earned the player-of-the-game …
Adamsville's Cory named sports administrator of the year Little Compton resident Keith Cory, an educator and long-time athletic administrator, has been named Athletic Director of the Year by the Rhode Island Interscholastic Athletic Administrator …
Opinion
Letter: Opposed to taxpayer funding for abortion on demand

I am writing in strong opposition to taxpayer funding for abortion on demand in Rhode Island.  There is a bill in the state legislature (S2549 and H7442) which will allocate your tax dollars …

Letter: Seasons Corner Market is wrong for Tiverton

To the editor: On the Tiverton Planning Board agenda for Tuesday, May 17 is the Seasons Corner Market, a 24-hour gas station/convenience store with a drive-up coffee shop window planned for the …

Letter: Patience! Spring, and life, is returning

To the editor: It was such a long wet winter that the fields couldn’t be mowed until a few weeks ago. This did not please my beautiful pheasant and he fled next door where there was a nice …

Will Newman's letters say nothing of substance

To the editor: Why does Westport Shorelines continue to publish the lengthy and sometimes incomprehensible rants from Will Newman? His May 5 opinion piece is just another example. He uses lots of …

Little Compton Historical Society is a true gem

To the editor: For over 350 years of living history Little Compton, Rhode Island has evolved from a tribal, hunter gatherer, Sakonnet People, into farms and pastures, dirt roads and the horse …

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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.