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South Coast deer problem — 'We're not making a dent'

After more than a year looking for solutions to Westport and Dartmouth’s deer overpopulation problem, one of the founders of a group formed to address the issue said this week that while there …
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Playoffs in reach as Wildcats wallop South Shore 15-3
Makayla Grace struck out 9 and Jayda Pequita homered and drove in 4 runs as the Wildcats walloped South Shore 15-3, in a non-league … Read More
Meet Officer Barry, Westport's new comfort dog
Barry, Westport’s newest member of the police force, isn’t your typical officer. He’s never clothed apart from a harness … Read More
Short Term Rentals still illegal — and Westport may enforce prohibition
Owners of Short Term Rentals (STRs) could face cease and desist letters from the town following last week’s rejection of a … Read More
Westport Town Meeting kills Route 6, short term rental plans
Two initiatives that would have had wide-reaching ramifications in Westport were defeated by voters at last Tuesday’s Financial … Read More
The SouthCoast: Authors write of their inspiration here
A healing sanctuary during a time of great trouble in the world. A place where inspiration lies in massive majestic vistas and small … Read More
New annex playground coming soon to Westport
With grants and donations in hand, members of the Westport Recreation Department will soon install a modern, nautical-themed … Read More
Joseph F. Stankiewicz, 73, Little Compton Joseph F. Stankiewicz, 73, of Little Compton, unexpectedly passed away at home on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. He was the husband of Susan (Fish) Stankiewicz. Mr. Stankiewicz was born in Fall River, …
John E. Bettencourt, Sr., 99, Dartmouth John Eugene Bettencourt, 99, of Dartmouth, passed away late on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy K. (Rose) Bettencourt. Born and raised in Dartmouth on the …
Lee Gardner, 88 Lee Gardner played his last chukka Oct. 22, 2022. He lived a full 88 years, leaving behind his wife, Polly, and four beautiful daughters. He was an animal lover, bird lover, a botanist, …
Nancy M. Dawson, Westport Nancy M. Dawson, 82, of Westport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. She was the loving wife of Alec B. Dawson, OBE, and mother of Bruce S Dawson, David A. …

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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.