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Mock trial team is undefeated and looking for more

Tiverton High School’s mock trial team has already accomplished great things this school year, but they have aspirations of more. The team is undefeated through three competitions, having …
Student charged in Tiverton bomb threat
A Tiverton High School student faces felony charges for allegedly calling in a bomb threat at the school earlier this month, as police … Read More
Little Compton narrows field in solicitor search
Members of the Little Compton Town Council voted last Thursday to extend Town Solicitor Richard Humphrey's contract through the end of … Read More
Portsmouth boys’ indoor track team makes school history
PORTSMOUTH — With wins over Prout and Chariho Friday night, the Portsmouth High School boys’ indoor track team made school … Read More
McGaw re-introduces bill to ban controversial recycling practice
Rep. Michelle E. McGaw (Democrat, District 71 Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth) has re-introduced legislation that would bar … Read More
Five-generation Tiverton fishing family passes the reins
Senior year of college is typically a heavy lift.  That description takes on new meaning in the case of University of Rhode Island … Read More
‘Green’ consultants are getting ready to grow
Eva Touhey thinks about trash a lot. At times, she finds joy in it. Touhey doesn’t necessarily want to pick through your trash, but … Read More
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Tiverton marks Veterans' Day Friday

Tiverton will mark Veterans' Day Friday, Nov. 11, with an 11 am ceremony at the World War I monument at Grinnell's Beach.  Following is a speech that will be read at the ceremony by Tiverton …

Off-shore wind forum set for Nov. 16 in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Planning Department, along with URI’s Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant, will host a forum on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to discuss the science and …

Last call for Portsmouth High Athletic Hall of Fame tix

The Portsmouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction ceremony this Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with a cash …
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Obituaries
Marilyn Foehr Marilyn Asciolla Foehr, 76, of Warren, RI, and formerly of Bristol, went to her peaceful rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Hope Health Hospice, Providenc
sJoseph Francis II Joseph Francis II, 37, of Pompano Beach, Fl, and Bristol, RI, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Just as the ocean waves continue to crash against the shore, so too is the swell of his loss to our
Barbara Chadwick Barbara A. (Ballard) Chadwick, age 92, of Swansea, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 in her residence. She was the wife of the late F.T. "Mickey" Chadwick former Pres/GM of Baker Tractor Corp. with
Sports
Portsmouth edges Barrington in girls’ basketball, 49-46 PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High senior Emily Maiato scored 17 points in leading the Patriots to a 49-46 victory over Barrington in a Division I contest at home Monday night. The win improved …
Portsmouth High boys’ indoor track team still undefeated PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High boys’ indoor track and field team picked up two more wins on Thursday, Jan. 12, to remain undefeated with a 7-0 record. The Patriots beat Narragansett, …
Portsmouth High senior sits atop state’s volleyball elite PORTSMOUTH — Morgan Casey, the 6-foot-tall senior middle hitter who led the Portsmouth Patriots to a 13-7 record and a berth in the Division 1A semifinals this past season, has been named …
Eagles, Titans skate to 1-1 tie in girls’ hockey (photos) PORTSMOUTH — Even after a five-minute overtime period, a winner could not be decided between the Barrington/Mt. Hope/Portsmouth and Toll Gate/Pilgrim/Chariho high school girls’ co-op …
Opinion
Letter: Have we forgotten to listen to our nation's noble truths?

A retiring Episcopal priest moved to a city where a younger friend led another congregation.  He told his friend that every Sunday he would sit in a back pew reading the newspaper, …

Letter: Disillusioned with Tiverton Zoning Board decision

I came away from the Zoning Board of Review meeting on Jan. 4, 2023, disappointed and disillusioned. My understanding was that the members were charged with providing an unbiased, fact-based review …

Letter: Time to replace Tiverton Town Solicitor

It is time to remove Tiverton’s town solicitor. One need only look at the hearing before the Zoning Board on Wednesday night. The subject of the hearing was the appeal by Seasons to overturn …

Commentary: Study land routes for massive Mayflower Wind cables

Editor’s note: This letter was sent to the chief officer of the Environment Branch for Renewable Energy at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Sterling, Va. It was titled: “An open …

Letter: Shame on Abbott for his Christmas stunt

To the editor: News Item…Gov. Greg Abbott sends bus loads of migrants to V.P.’s home during record cold snap… Would someone please attempt to explain to me why sending …

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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.