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Gallery: 2022 East Division golf playoff match

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School was the far-and-away winner of the East Division golf playoff match held over its home layout of Green Valley Country Club Monday afternoon, May 23, as the …
In Portsmouth: Roots of resiliency
PORTSMOUTH — Along a scenic shoreline on the north side of Common Fence Point Boulevard, volunteers have been getting their hands … Read More
Guide dog training – learning as they go
1 Perky Nellissen and 8-month-old Ziti pose together at their Little Compton home. Nellissen and Ziti are both going through guide … Read More
Coasting through class at Portsmouth elementary school
Ryan Soares was never good at skateboarding as a kid, but he never forgot how much he enjoyed trying it. Now the second-year … Read More
Portsmouth Police busy with alleged domestic incidents
PORTSMOUTH — A local woman was charged with domestic assault and driving under the influence (DUI) following a “walk-in domestic … Read More
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
Portsmouth: HUD demands Quaker Manor ownership change
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Housing Authority (PHA) will eventually be getting “out of the ownership and management business,” … Read More
Portsmouth: Carnegie Harbor Drive lot fetches $2 million
PORTSMOUTH — Residential Properties Ltd. (RPL) has announced the sale of a vacant lot on Carnegie Harbor Drive for $2 million … Read More
Portsmouth residents still seek clarity on solar ordinance
PORTSMOUTH — Some abutters to existing or proposed commercial solar facilities still want clarification on the town’s solar … 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
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Obituaries
Kathleen Scorpio Memorial |On June 1st on a Wednesday I am having a memorial service for Kathleen Scorpio at 10am at the First Congregational Church on 300 high st in Bristol Rhode Island. Following the mass a recepti
Anthony Eddins Eddins, Anthony J. Sr., 59, of Terrace Avenue, Riverside Terrace, Riverside, died peacefully on May 16, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Susan C. (Sturm) Dus
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
Sports
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 Friday and Monday. On Friday at Guiteras Field in …
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 Burrillville on Saturday, winning 13-2 in impressive …
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, …
Opinion
Op-ed: How will children grade us?

One in four households with children in Rhode Island are food insecure, meaning they struggle to afford adequate food.

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: 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 …

Letter: Portsmouth should freeze spending, property taxes

To the editor: This letter is addressed to Portsmouth town government, with an urgent request to freeze spending and property taxes for the next two fiscal years due to hyper-inflation, upcoming …

Letter: Where did Justice Alito get it wrong on the Constitution?

To the editor: As the usual political actors ratchet up their rhetoric after the leak of the first draft of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision, we need to true up what they are …

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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.