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Monday, Jan. 10 Police responded to a burglar alarm on Mainsail Drive at 11:12 a.m. The house was secure. Police looked for but could not locate an erratic driver on Bulgarmarsh Road just after … more
Tiverton girls basketball team beat Mt. Hope 40-29 in a physical division II match up at Mt. Hope High School on Friday night. The game featured tough defensive play between the east bay rivals. Bodies crashed under the basket vying for rebounds and they hit the floor in the front court as both teams set traps and made steals. The win evened the Tigers record at 3-3 and dropped the Huskies record to 1-7.  more
Voters throughout the state, including those in some Tiverton and Portsmouth neighborhoods, may become part of new political precincts if the General Assembly approves a special commission’s … more
BRISTOL/PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has reopened the Mount Hope Bridge and lifted travel restrictions on all bridges. Members of the public … more
PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has closed the Mount Hope Bridge due to high winds, effective immediately. Motorists who are denied passage will … more
A Tiverton man allegedly found in possession of more than 150 images and videos depicting child sexual abuse was arrested Tuesday. David Burke, 63, was charged with possession of child pornography … more
Biologists from Mystic Aquarium spent much of Thursday dissecting the young female humpback whale that washed up at Church Cove and was first spotted Saturday. Using a bulldozer to help them move … more
The state Department of Transportation has placed a 3-ton weight limit on the bridge that crosses Sin and Flesh Brook on Fish Road. DOT spokesperson Charles St. Martin said the restriction was put … more
Do you think that schools moving to a 5-day quarantine and a "monitor to stay" approach in regards to COVID is a smart move, or a potentially dangerous move? more
TIVERTON – There’s the old saying that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Instead of lemonade, 14-year-old Tiverton resident Morgan Pontagarca is making soap to make the best out … 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.