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They'd hoped to open in November, but Shauna and Andrew Ferry were finally able to unlock the doors to Westport Dairy last week — and they were slammed. The dairy, on Gifford Road, is … more
Not far from where he founded the first racially integrated school in the country, students at Westport Elementary School paused the Friday before last to celebrate the 253rd birthday of Paul Cuffe, … more
Scientists still don't know what caused the death of a young female humpback whale that washed up in Little Compton's Church Cove earlier this month. But they hope to get answers in … more
Members of Westport's newly formed Climate Resilience Committee wasted no time during their first-ever meeting last Tuesday, spelling out what they want to accomplish, electing officers and voting to … more
Nearly 100 people of all faiths, shapes, sizes, colors, denominations and persuasions came together at the Westport Friends Meeting House Sunday afternoon to stand together in love and tolerance, and … more
A Tiverton man whose German Shephard was shot and killed by police on New Year's Eve was charged last Tuesday with threatening a public official, nearly three weeks after the shooting … more
The Westport basketball team doesn’t look tall, big, nor menacing during warm ups, but once the game starts, opponents find out the hard way that the fierce Wildcats can play. That scenario … more
The Westport Friends Meeting will hold a vigil this Sunday, Jan. 23 to stand together against intolerance and hate, following the recent theft of seven "Black Lives Matters" flags from the meeting … more
The Westport Town Planner position, which has been vacant since former town planner Jim Hartnett was promoted to town administrator last summer, will not be filled this coming year if a proposed … more
Last night's storm downed trees, cut power and caused significant flooding in and around Westport. Tanja Ryden took this photo of the Head of Westport Monday morning, showing floodwaters reaching all … 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.