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Westport police arrest man on warrant

Monday, July 25 A caller reported a disturbance on Old Bedford Road just before 2 p.m. A caller to 911 reported a disturbance on Highland Road at 4:37 p.m. A caller from Old County Road …
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Tiverton woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer
A Tiverton woman who embezzled nearly $1 million from her New Bedford employer has pleaded guilty to the charges and ordered to pay … Read More
Orlando seeks to regain lost school committee seat
Former Westport School Committee member Michelle Orlando, who lost her seat on the committee in the April election, has submitted a … Read More
How to keep your garden up in the middle of a drought
For backyard gardeners, mild droughts and water ban restrictions common during the summer months can be a cause for concern. Kate … Read More
Ten days until Westport Shellstock
Shellstock is coming the weekend after next, and organizers are dedicating part of the show in honor of former shellfish constable … Read More
Little Compton police charge caregiver with stealing from elderly client
A Providence woman working as a certified in-home caregiver was arrested last week after police said she attempted to defraud a client … Read More
Researchers identify 20 lost Westport mariners
They include a father and two sons who vanished somewhere between Westport and Nantucket in 1831. A good many died when the whaling … Read More
Nancee Meeker, 71, Westport and East Orange, NJ Nancy Dale Meeker was born April 27, 1951, in East Orange, N.J. Her family settled in Rumson, N.J., and her childhood years were spent in the surrounding seashore towns. Nancee graduated from …
Barbara Harrison Watson, 89, Westport Barbara H. Watson, a 45-year resident of Little Compton, died peacefully on July 12, 2022, at the age of 89 in Orange County, Calif. Growing up outside Boston, Barbara spent her childhood summers …
Robert L. Jenkins, 94, Westport Robert L. Jenkins, 94, of Westport and Naples, Fla., passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at N. Naples Community Hospital. He was the husband of Annie (Hawes) Hogg Jenkins and the late Nancy J. …
Leonard J. Bonnell, 87, Westport Leonard Joseph Bonnell passed away most peacefully at his Westport, Mass., home on July 16, 2022. Born in Boston April 20, 1935, the son of Nora and Wilford Bonnell. Graduated Medford High in …

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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.