Resident accuses Portsmouth of withholding $700K ‘deficit’

PORTSMOUTH — The ghost of Heidi Drive reared its ugly head again during an often-contentious discussion Monday night about the town’s financial record-keeping. Larry Fitzmorris of …

Report reveals East Providence High School renovation, rebuild costs

EAST PROVIDENCE — While the bones of the 65-year-old East Providence High School are still relatively sound, its arteries and organs are in desperate need of attention.That’s how a …
Opinion
Letter: Judge Tiverton Budget Committee members as individuals

To the editor: I am a newly elected member of the Tiverton Budget Committee. Quite a few of the recent letters to the editor have expressed opinions of how the "majority" of the committee …

Latest News

Tiverton fencer wins bronze in Boston

Tiverton’s Alexandra McDonald won a bronze medal in Division II Women’s Foil at a regional fencing competition held St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Boston Fencing Club in Brighton, Mass.  The …

Rep. Edwards bill aims to limit roadway surveillance

In a bipartisan effort, House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton) has worked with House Minority Whip Blake A. Filippi (R-Dist. 36) to introduce legislation that would …

Senior Center fixture, war veteran gets loving send-off

It was a momentous occasion for 92-year-old Bristolian Harold “Bud” Pedley, who was showered with love and affection last Friday afternoon during lunch at the Bristol Senior …

High society comes to St. Elizabeth’s in Bristol

About 60 parishioners and friends gathered for an afternoon filled with finger sandwiches, a variety of teas, and delectable pastries as the Holy Rosary Sodality of St. Elizabeth’s Church held …

Fund drive to help create Tiverton Stone Bridge waterfront park

TIVERTON — They’ve already got much of the money they need to transform the former waterfront gas station property at Stone Bridge, and now a group is working to raise the final …
Business
Featured home: Bristol condo is modern and convenient

Located in the Belvedere at Bristol condominuims is a stunning, renovated, historic cariage house with an open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Located in the heart of historic Bristol, the …

Obituaries
Thorsteinn Gislason, Bristol

Thorsteinn Gislason, of 15 Fesser Ave., Bristol, passed away on Feb. 24 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Marianne Becker Gislason, to whom he had been married for more than 40 years. Mr. …

Dennis Moniz, 86, Tiverton

Valentine Verna, 86, Bristol

Edith B. Marchesi, 79, Little Compton

Silvana deSousa (Silveira) Cordeiro, 87, Bristol

Elsie DiSano, 94, Bristol

Opinion
Spirlet a worthy candidate for Westport Board of Selectmen

To the editor: Richard Spirlet has the experience and knowledge that will be needed to ensure the economic, social, and financial stability for our town. He respects special interests but his …

Letter: Tiverton Athletic Boosters appreciate Comedy Show support

Speak-Out: Short-sighted school committee, ugly sailboats

Staying eligible for Medicaid after the death of a spouse

Boorish behavior in the police department

Things to do
Prominent historic architect invites you to lunch

Learn about one of the most prominent local architects who designed some of the most prominent historical buildings in the area. The Bristol Historical and Preservation Society will host a brown …

Young actors visit 'Neverland' with Elvis, Swift and friends

2nd annual 'Quahog Week' kicks off March 20

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

Busy season at hand for South Coast bluebirds

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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.