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Bill supporters: ‘It’s OK to feel sad, it’s OK to struggle’

PROVIDENCE — As former state representative Doug Gablinske fought back tears, his daughter, Lauren, told a Senate subcommittee why the family wished the proposed Nathan Bruno and Jason …
Tigers triumph at cheerleading states again
The state champion Tiverton cheerleaders pose for a team photo after their Rhode Island Small Division victory Saturday. Front row … Read More
Fresh new homes await osprey in Westport, Little Compton
Another shipment of brand new osprey platforms is making its way out to locations along the Westport and Little Compton shore in time … Read More
Bumble sighting at Tiverton High School
Submitted by the Tiverton School Department) The residents of Tiverton are coming from all four corners to see the recently … Read More
State Preservation Commission hosts annual conference in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — “Preservation, Recreation and Sport,” the 34th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Preservation Conference, comes to … Read More
Fall River man sentenced for Tiverton bank robbery
A Fall River, Mass., man who admitted to robbing a Tiverton bank in October, 2017, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in … Read More
A bit of Broadway comes to Portsmouth (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — Professional singers and actors from as far away as New York and Boston joined local talent Saturday in a concert … Read More
Obituaries
Florence Loihle, 95, Little Compton Florence Loihle passed away peacefully on December 29, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol. She was 95. Florence had been a resident of Little Compton since 1987. She was a parishioner of St. …
Roswell B. Perkins, 92, Little Compton Roswell B. Perkins, 92, long-time summer resident of Little Compton, died on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in New York City. Born May 21, 1926, in Boston, and raised in Brookline, Mass., the son of Paul …
Janet Myrin, 76, Little Compton Janet (Olsen) Myrin, 76, of Little Compton, passed away suddenly on March 9, 2019. Born Janet VanAmringe Olsen on September 17, 1942, she grew up in Douglaston, Queens, and Mattituck, New York. She …
Barbara Keelan, 91, Little Compton Barbara (Revens) Keelan, 91, of Little Compton, passed away on February 14, 2019, in Sykesville, Maryland, Barbara was born on February 26, 1927, in West Barrington to the late John and Bridget …
Sports
Portsmouth boys’ hockey team eliminated from D-II tournament PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots boys’ hockey team’s season came to an end Sunday after a loss to Ponaganset High School in the Division II quarterfinals at the Portsmouth …
Rebels knock Portsmouth girls out of basketball playoffs PORTSMOUTH — Despite Portsmouth High’s Lexi Greffen leading all scorers with 16 points, the Patriots girls’ basketball team was eliminated from Division I championship …
Portsmouth takes third place in state gymnastics meet PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ gymnastics team finished the regular season atop Division II, but had to settle for third place at the state championship meet Saturday …
Portsmouth High boys take fourth in state swim championships PORTSMOUTH — Several school records fell en route to Portsmouth High School’s fourth-place finish in the boys’ state swimming championship meet at Brown University no …
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Opinion
Letter: Save us from these elitists and their insane policies To the editor: Amazing letter. The guy turns a light switch on to power up his computer; uses his cell phone to text people about the email he is sending to the Sakonnet Times; thereby using the …
Editorial: Hopeful tack for tall ship 2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in …
Letter: Little Compton farmland use draft would benefit from public input To the editor: An open letter to the Little Compton Town Council: We are writing to you in advance of the hearing you have scheduled for Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. We …
Letter: Keep herbicides out of Little Compton solar farms To the editor Little Compton has the right to include in its Solar Ordinance the phrase “No herbicides shall be used to clear or maintain the area beneath the solar panels”. At the town’s …

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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.