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Portsmouth girls cruise to non-league win over Chariho

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity basketball team made easy work of the Chariho Chargers at home Friday night, 66-27. The Patriots’ Lexi Greffen led all …
Tiverton bank robber sentenced to prison
A Fall River man who stole a car in New Bedford in April, 2017, and used it later the same day as his getaway vehicle after robbing a … Read More
Sakonnet schools ponder results of state’s latest test method
TIVERTON/LITTLE COMPTON — Students in grades 3 through 8 got their first taste of Rhode Island’s new RICAS (Rhode Island … Read More
Westport planners approve solar array off Drift Road
The meetings were long, the debates passionate. For months, the fate of the 18.1 acres of land located just off Drift Road remained in … Read More
Tiverton police officer charged with theft of gasoline from town
TIVERTON — A sergeant on the Tiverton Police force has been charged with stealing gasoline from the town. Colonel Ann C. … Read More
Prosecutors say Warren driver caused bus crash
Prosecutors Monday blamed a Warren resident for the Saturday night crash that forced a Tiverton school bus off Route 24 and injured … Read More
Warren woman charged with OUI; link to Tiverton bus crash under investigation
A Warren woman is scheduled to appear in Taunton District Court Monday morning on charges that include driving under the influence in … Read More
Obituaries
Margo Peckham, 94, Westport Margo Peckham, 94, of Westport, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2018. She was born on May 10, 1924 in New Bedford, the daughter of Temple A. Corson and Margaret McGinty. Margo attended …
Thomas S. Moran, 77, Little Compton Thomas S. Moran, 77, of Little Compton, peacefully passed away at home on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Moran persevered over adversity with grace, humor, and …
Sports
Lough (Little Compton/Portsmouth Abbey) caps stellar Bates field hockey career. Bates College senior forward Taylor Lough of Little Compton was named Second Team All-NESCAC for the second straight year on Wednesday, as the New England Small College Athletic Conference released …
Islanders freeze out Portsmouth in early Thanksgiving game MIDDLETOWN — The Portsmouth Patriots’ youth, inexperience and injuries were all on display during an early Thanksgiving matchup against their annual rivals, the Middletown …
Portsmouth girls knocked from volleyball playoffs (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ volleyball team’s season ended in disappointment Wednesday when the squad was bumped from the state playoffs by Johnston High at …
Portsmouth boys finish 10th in state cross-country meet PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ cross-country team finished in 10th place as a team in the Rhode Island cross-country championship meet Sunday at Ponaganset High …
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Opinion
Letter: Drift Road solar approval a big disappointment To the editor: This Drift Road solar installation has caused so much stress to all of the abutters and other neighbors and friends affected by it for so long. We have tried to impress upon the …
Letter: RI vs. Mass. test score comparison invalid and unfair To the editor: The scores are in. Rhode Island’s students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts.  RICAS is Rhode Island’s version of the Massachusetts …
Letter: Park’s real name - Tiverton Bicentennial Green To the editor: It has come to the point that I can no longer sit idle and witness the name of one of Tiverton’s prettiest public areas be published incorrectly. I am writing about the green …
Letter: Amicable’s Thanksgiving baskets served over 700 To the editor: On behalf of Amicable Church, I would like to thank all of the area residents, non-profit groups and businesses that volunteered and donated to Amicable's Thanksgiving Basket …

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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.