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Photos: A favor from Florence

Hurricane Florence was making life miserable for people in North Carolina as she approached landfall early Friday, but the distant storm was a treat for surfers who flocked to South Shore beaches …
Three sentenced in murder of man whose body was found floating off Westport
CUT Kerry Mello Just over three years after the crew of a Westport fishing boat made the gruesome discovery of a human torso … Read More
Cruise ship stalls off Westport
Assistant Harbormaster Gary Tripp was among those to respond Friday after a cruise ship went adrift not far off the Westport … Read More
Portsmouth's 'Sully' takes on bullying
PORTSMOUTH — Scott Sullivan knows what it’s like. “I was incessantly bullied as a kid,” said the retired Portsmouth police … Read More
New fitting a fresh start for Hall Spars founder
Eric Hall was once president and CEO of thriving Bristol-based spar and rigging maker Hall Spars, the firm he founded that supplied … Read More
iPod distraction blamed for three-car crash
WESTPORT — A driver who was focused on his iPod is believed is accused of causing a violent three car crash late last month that … Read More
Westport crash investigated as suicide attempt
Westport Police believe that the driver of a car that careened across the road the road before crashing was in the midst of attempting … Read More
Obituaries
Josephine F. DeRosa Josephine F. DeRosa, 93, of Little Compton, died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Silver Creek Manor in Bristol. Born in Little Compton, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Mary …
Leo D. Ouellette, 53, Little Compton Leo D. Ouellette, 53, of Little Compton, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island. He was the beloved husband of Cindy A. (Reuter) Ouellette. Mr. …
Virginia A. Watt, 97, Little Compton Virginia A. (Bullock) Watt, 97, of Little Compton, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the Grand Islander. She was the wife of the late Alexander Watt. Mrs. Watt was born in Scarborough, …
Sports
Injury Fund games kick off 2018 high school football season PORTSMOUTH — The local high school football season was kicked off Thursday night, Aug. 30, with a number of injury fund games played ahead of week one of the regular season next week. Portsmouth …
Chatfield reps local golf with US Am performance EAST BAY — Wannamoisett’s Davis Chatfield certainly did his home layout and the area golf community proud last week with his performance at the 118th U.S. Amateur played over the renowned …
Little Compton declares: Play pickleball LITTLE COMPTON — The Little Compton Town Council and Recreation Committee have formally approved plans to offer pickleball to the community. Pickleball will be played on the town’s tennis courts, …
Three with area ties vie for RIGA Jr. Amateur golf titles EAST PROVIDENCE — Three golfers with area ties were among the finalists of the 2018 Rhode Island Golf Association Jr. Amateur Championships held this week at Metacomet Country Club, …
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Opinion
Letter: Why stormwater runoff silence from Westport Watershed Alliance? To the editor, Local newspapers have reported outcry from Westport neighbors to the proposed new school on Old County Road who are concerned about stormwater runoff and its effect on flooding …
Letter: Tiverton School bus backup — chitchat doesn’t help To the editor: Ms Dina, I must say, your letter to the Editor had me laughing and made my day.  I am now retired, however I have been in your place. There has to be a better plan. There is …
Letter: To protect Westport, new solar by-law needed To the editor: We are fast approaching the September 18 Planning Board meeting where the fate of the proposed 18 acre, 3.1 megawatt solar installation on Drift Road will be decided. For those of …
Letter: Solar firm’s website packed full of “alternate facts” To the editor: Last week’s Shorelines had a short article about the new website of CVE North America (Westport-ma-solar.com) promoting the “merits” of the proposed solar installation on …

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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.