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Sunday brush fire burns 55 acres in Tiverton 

TIVERTON — Firefighters from Tiverton and surrounding towns battled a raging brush fire for four hours Sunday in the woods off Christopher Avenue — roughly between Ranger School and the …

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East Bay vaccination pod now accepts walk-in clients
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Health last week announced the East Bay COVID-19 vaccination pod located in city at … Read More
Urban buyers have been moving out to the 'country'
It’s been just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, shaking up lives around the globe. One phenomenon now becoming a … Read More
Sakonnet area police chiefs comment after Derek Chauvin verdict
SAKONNET AREA — We asked the Little Compton and Tiverton police chiefs for their thoughts after last week’s guilty verdicts … Read More
Old becomes new in renovation of 1700s farmhouse
    Nestled along a scenic main road in Little Compton, which is home to pastures and farms, horses and historic homes, sits a … Read More
Tiverton Police: Felony assault, beach fireworks arrest
Tuesday, April 6 Amfeny J. Ferreira, 23, of Providence, was arrested in charges of domestic simple assault and on an affidavit and … Read More
Four Corners flap: Potter’s permit issued without design review; planners now plead for changes
TIVERTON — A step skipped in the town permitting process has created a mess for both a Tiverton Four Corners building project and … Read More
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Obituaries
Eleanor B. Bixby, 84, Tiverton Eleanor Beatrice (King) Bixby, 84, of Tiverton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 6, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Richard W. Bixby for 61 years. Born in Fall …
Mildred Destremps, 78, Tiverton Mildred “Millie” (DeCosta) Destremps, 78, of  Tiverton, wife of Ronald Destremps, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021. She was the parish secretary for St. Christopher’s and …
Jeannine Scanlon, Tiverton Jeannine Scanlon of Tiverton, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully at home in her ninetieth year, on April 24, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Jeannine was married to the late Joseph Scanlon …
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Sports
Tiverton seniors play big on senior night The Tiverton girls volleyball team skunked Davies, 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-4) during a Division IV home match on Tuesday night. The Tigers are currently in third place with a 6-2 record. Junior middle …
Tigers roll with wins over Shea, Times 2 Academy The Tiverton girls volleyball won back-to-back home games, crushing Shea, 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-9) on Tuesday and outlasting Times 2 Academy 3-2 (25-16, 15-25, 13-25, 25-15, 15-13) on Friday. The …
Miranda smashes 10 aces as Tigers trounce Paul Cuffee, 3-0 Olivia Miranda recorded 10 aces and 6 kills, as the Tiverton girls volleyball team trounced Paul Cuffee School, 3-0 (25-7, 25-3, 25-13), during a home match on Tuesday night. The win boosts the …
Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame announces Class of 2021 inductees PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame has announced the names of four local greats voted into its Class of 2021, including one with East Providence ties the legendary Rhode Island …
Opinion
Letter: Is this truly a good place for a 150-foot Westport cell tower?

To the editor: The entire length of Drift Road is a Massachusetts Heritage Landcape of seven miles listed on Mass.gov.   Is a cell tower complete with chain link fence/concertina wire and …

Letter: Day of Prayer tradition carries special meaning in pandemic

To the editor: The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. This year marks the 70th anniversary …

Letter: TCI: Low cost, high benefit ways to target vehicle emissions

To the editor: I write concerning the letter you published on April 15 entitled ‘Transportation and Climate Initiative will hike fuel costs,’ from Larry Fitzmorris. Mr. Fitzmorris …

Letter: Tiverton residents, take a stand to save our schools

To the editor: To the people of Tiverton; please save our future. Please save your children’s future, your grandchildren’s future, all of our futures. In 2020, Tiverton Schools had to …

Letter: Don’t blame waterfowl for Nanaquacket water quality woes

To the editor: Ever since a sign appeared on the shore of the Nanaquaket Pond inlet prohibiting the feeding of waterfowl, I have contemplated writing a letter in defense of the people who derive …

Letter: Learn how legalized pot could impact teens’ lives

To the editor: As the likely legalization of recreational marijuana for residents over 21 years of age in Rhode Island is moving forward, I encourage parents to learn how this could impact their …

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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.