Land trust, Bikeway Alliance partner to host footbridge building workshop

On Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, the Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT), Westport Bike & Walking Path Committee, and South Coast Bikeway Alliance are teaming up to host a …
Annual Challenger Jamboree in Portsmouth brings smiles to all
PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and … Read More
Retiring teacher to Portsmouth grads: ‘Live with courage and joy’
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School English teacher Julie Bisbano urged members of the Class of 2018 to think critically, go with … Read More
Tiverton beach is closed for the summer
Beginning last weekend, Grinnell’s Beach is effectively fenced off from the public.     The action appears to … Read More
Tiverton council names a Tiverton Town Planner
TIVERTON — Tiverton has a new town planner and planning board administrative officer. He is William D. Compton, of Sheffield, Mass. … Read More
Red flag bill, bump stocks ban now law
PROVIDENCE — Following passage by the General Assembly the previous day, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Friday signed into law two bills … Read More
Kennedy, Raimondo lead conversation on substance abuse
PORTSMOUTH — Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Gov. Gina Raimondo and other panelists got an earful about substance abuse and … Read More
Kennedy, Raimondo to attend substance abuse meeting in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy will join Gov. Gina Raimondo and others for a “community conversation” on … Read More
Motocross park suffers narrow council defeat
TIVERTON — A proposed amendment to the Tiverton zoning ordinance, that would have allowed the installation of a motocross park at … Read More
Ag Trust seals 63-acre land deal near Commons
LITTLE COMPTON — A major land acquisition, that is likely to have far-reaching consequences for the Town of Little Compton, was … Read More
Obituaries
Kathleen O’Brien Neitzey, 80, of Little Compton

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Irving D. “Peter” Humphrey, III, 88, of Tiverton

Donald N. Gavin, 91, of Little Compton

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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.