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Food prices are rising, and so are trips to local food banks

Everything is getting more expensive, and that includes food. According to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual rate of inflation in the United States was 6.2 …
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Westport looks for funds for Point turnaround
The town is taking steps to address the emergency vehicle access and parking issues at Westport Point, and for now there is no plan to … Read More
Tiverton police looking for break-in, theft suspect
Tiverton police are looking for the public's help identifying a man suspected of theft from Stateline Tobacco early on the morning of … Read More
Zoners want tougher cell tower regs
Members of the Westport zoning and planning boards are considering requiring more information from prospective cellular telephone … Read More
Little Compton agricultural trust buys Almy Creek
LITTLE COMPTON - The Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust (LCACT) has purchased the property harboring Almy Creek, chairman … Read More
Ecumenical Thanksgiving service in Little Compton Thursday morning
The public is invited to attend an ecumenical worship service this Thanksgiving morning at 10 a.m. It is offered in collaboration by … Read More
Westport Food Pantry here to stay
With less than a week to go before Thanksgiving, the Grange Hall at 931 Main Road was buzzing with activity one recent morning as … Read More

Obituaries
Madison A. Bailey Jr., 84, Portsmouth Madison A. Bailey Jr., 84, of Bath, N.H., formerly of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. Madison, known to many of his friends as Beetle, was born on Dec. 23, 1936 in Concord, …
Eunice L Durfee, 98, Tiverton Eunice L. (Tripp) Durfee, 98, of Tiverton, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Henry C. "Cory" Durfee, Jr. Mrs. Durfee was born in …
Polly Harrison, 77, Westport Polly A. (Parsons) Harrison, 77, of Westport, passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at St. Anne's Hospital after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Gordon F. and Jean E. (Smith) …

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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.