Portsmouth’s Nikki Merrill wins 2 races at state indoor track meet

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School junior Nikki Merrill capped off an impressive season with two victories in the Rhode Island Indoor Track State Championship on Saturday.
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Environmentalist Grantham to address climate change here

Jeremy Grantham, renowned environmentalist, investor and philanthropist, will be the guest speaker when the Westport River Watershed Alliance holds its Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 4 at …

Oyster farmers say they need deeper water to succeed

WESTPORT — The town’s Shellfish Advisory Board will take a closer look at shellfish farm rules after two local oyster farmers asked last week that their one-acre plots be allowed to expand into …

Saving Tiverton's high ground

TIVERTON — The growing Pocasset Ridge collection of saved woodlands in the Tiverton ‘high country’ has expanded by another hundred acres and now covers over 500 acres of uninterrupted forest …

Little Compton waterfront house sells for $4 million

LITTLE COMPTON — Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the sale of 40, 43, 46 Taylor’s Lane, Little Compton, for $4,090,000. According to data from the Rhode Island …

Flood memories fresh as board grills Charlotte White developer

WESTPORT — Skepticism about drainage and some unhappy neighbors greeted a developer seeking to build 16 houses off Charlotte White Road the firm’s their second visit to the Planning Board on …

Rep. Marshall: Plan would encourage minors to report alcohol-related emergencies

Rep. Kenneth A. Marshall (D-Dist. 68, Bristol, Warren) has introduced legislation that extends protections under the Good Samaritan Overdose Protection Act to reach underage people involved in …
Harry Moniz, 80, Adamsville

Harry Moniz, 80 years of age, of Adamsville, passed peacefully into eternal life on January 28, 2018, in Ft. Myers, Florida. He was the son of Portuguese immigrants, the late Manuel Souza Moniz and …

Stanford Hamilton Henry, 86, Little Compton

John B. Moniz, 94, Adamsville native

Mary E. Harvey, 62, Little Compton

Robert Heysham Sayre IV, Little Compton

Walter S. Cluett, 78, Little Compton

Brian C. Rosinha, 53, Adamsville

Laura E. Forbes Fuller Davis, 97, Little Compton

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Catching the eye of South Coast birds

Dan Logan will show his images of birds in flight, taken during the past three years in Bristol County, when the Paskamansett Bird Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Community …

Blueberries, lemon and ricotta all in one tasty muffin

A cozy winter brunch dish for a crowd or just the family

A Jazz-Inspired Musical Journey with the Lois Vaughan Quartet

Cold causes cancellation of Westport Land Trust's New Year's Day Walk

Letter: Our state budget must protect the vulnerable

To the editor: As legislators, we must treat each taxpayer dollar with the utmost respect, seeking to maximize its effectiveness and efficiency. That is our responsibility as elected officials. As …

Letter: Before buying corn field, check that soil with care

Warren veterans support 'Moving Wall' visit to Ocean State

Don't get scammed; Buddy almost did

Letter: Tiverton rescuers helped ease stress of difficult week

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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.