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These schools opened — and stayed opened

When The Pennfield School in Portsmouth recently held an assembly on their front lawn celebrating the 50th anniversary of the start of classes, students and staff, all masked and spread out, were …
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Habitat breaks ground on first Westport homes
Two Westport families who would otherwise be unable to afford quality housing here will soon be the proud homeowners, thanks to the … Read More
Westport headed to court over cell tower rejection
A Georgia-based telecommunications tower contractor has filed suit against the Westport Zoning Board of Appeals, following members' … Read More
Tiverton police: Several drug arrests this week
Monday, Sept. 13 A Stafford Road business owner asked for a no trespass order. A Warren Avenue resident reported being scammed … Read More
Westport girls soccer blanks Bristol-Plymouth RVT, 4-0
The Westport soccer team stopped a two game skid and shutout Bristol-Plymouth RVT, 4-0, during a non-league game at Westport on … Read More
Westport police charge two with drug offenses
Westport police arrested two South Coast men on separate drug charges this week, following car stops on Route 6 and State Road. The … Read More
A conversation with the team behind Bristol Porchfest (PODCAST)
Host Kevin Centazzo, aka Kevin from Bristol, speaks with Bristol Porchfest Co-Chair Nancy Kellner and Co-Technical Director Joe Caron … Read More

Obituaries
Phyllis Sweeney, 81, Westport Phyllis (Evans) Sweeney passed away peacefully and surrounded with love on Thursday, August 26th, 2021 at the age of 81. Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Robert Marcus …
Francis P. McGuigan, 70, Westport Francis Patrick McGuigan, Frank, of Westport, passed peacefully at home on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the age of 70 following a long illness. He was the beloved husband of his childhood friend, …
Randolph K. Byers Jr., 93, Little Compton Randolph Kunhardt Byers, Jr. passed away peacefully on August 17, 2021 surrounded by his four beloved children into the arms of both his predeceased parents Dr. Randolph K. Byers, his namesake, and …

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Jim McGaw

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.