The need for speed!

Twenty-one-year-old pilot Mia Hallgring, a Portsmouth High School graduate, has taken to the sky to race in the 2018 Air Race Classic. The four-day, all-female flying race started Wednesday, June 19, …
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 … Read More
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
Portsmouth High girls take three first places at state track meet
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School’s standout runner, Nikki Merrill, had another impressive performance at the Rhode Island … 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
Portsmouth downs Chariho in girls’ lacrosse matchup
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity girls’ lacrosse team defeated Chariho on Saturday, 13-8. The win improved the … Read More
Portsmouth boys take 5th in Eastern Division track championship
PORTSMOUTH — Competing on its home turf on Wednesday, May 9, the Portsmouth High School boys’ outdoor track team placed fifth in … Read More
Obituaries
Nancy Doering Field, 102, of Providence

Nancy Doering Field of 9 Stimson Ave., Providence, R.I., passed away on June 18, 2018, at the age of 102. She is survived by her three sons: Richard Doering Field of Hobe Sound, Fla., and New …

Kathleen O’Brien Neitzey, 80, of Little Compton

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

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Sports
Portsmouth girls place 3rd in Eastern Division championship PORTSMOUTH — The lady Patriots finished in third place among 13 teams competing in Monday’s Eastern Division outdoor track and field championship held at Portsmouth High …
Portsmouth girls' lacrosse team falls to unbeaten Prout PORTSMOUTH — Undefeated Prout showed why they’re the class of Division II girls’ lacrosse when they defeated Portsmouth High Monday night, 14-8.
Portsmouth boys’ lacrosse team edged by Cumberland (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity lacrosse team was narrowly defeated by Cumberland Friday night at home, 7-6.

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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.