Portsmouth man charged with assaulting elderly resident

PORTSMOUTH — A local man was arrested at his home Sunday, Oct. 15, and charged with domestic assault with bodily injury on a person over 60 years old.   James F. Janus, 46, of 63 …
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Eco-Depot collection on Prudence Island Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — There will be an Eco-Depot collection of household hazardous waste on Prudence Island on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the island’s transfer …

In Tiverton: Grinnell's Beach to get some sail shade

TIVERTON — The Tiverton Town Council last Tuesday night, Oct. 10, approved a contract to provide some real shade for Grinnell's Beach beach goers next season. It awarded a $47,000 contract for the construction of a "sail shade" area at the beach to Probuilt Designs, LLC, of Marshfield, Massachusetts.

Finally: $1.8 M Tiverton abutment rehab set to go

TIVERTON — Despite a last minute hitch, the Tiverton Town Council last Tuesday approved the award of a base $1.8 million contract to the John Rocchio Corporation of Smithfield to rehabilitate the Stone Bridge Abutment.

Vast Tiverton sports center takes shape

TIVERTON — By any measure, the massive Longplex sports center under construction along Industrial Way in Tiverton, a little north of Fish Road, is imposing. It's clearly visible traveling in either direction north of the town on Route 24

Portsmouth police, fire chiefs: Opioid overdoses on the rise

PORTSMOUTH — Police and EMTs are responding to more and more opioid overdoses and seeing younger users every year, according to Police Chief Thomas Lee and Fire Chief Michael …
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Portsmouth congratulates Escobars for 'outstanding dairy farm' honor

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Tuesday night approved a proclamation congratulating Escobar Farm on Middle Road for recently being named Rhode Island’s Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year …
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Sports
Portsmouth takes advantage of Rebels’ turnovers, win 27-14

PORTSMOUTH — Four turnovers by the visiting South Kingstown Rebels translated to a 27-14 victory for the Portsmouth High School’s varsity football team Friday night.

Win keeps Portsmouth High girls’ soccer team in the pink

Portsmouth shuts out Mt. Hope in home opener, 28-0

Eagles grounded by powerful Patriots, 4-0

Youngster wins 15th In Step for Autism Road Race

Things to Do
Will Warren pumpkins squash world record? Today's the day

Pumpkin growers from across New England will be chasing a world record when they converge on Frerichs Farm Saturday for the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ annual weigh-off, …

Tickets on sale for Portsmouth High Athletics Hall of Fame dinner

Let them eat zucchini bread

Tiverton seniors sew — and reap — big profits

'Bold' move: Waterfront Productions opens first season in East Providence

Opinion
Letter: More guns in more places does not make us safer

To the editor: We are a nation enthralled by our guns and by our embrace of Second Amendment “freedoms.” The 2007 “Small Arms Survey” found that the U.S. has the highest gun ownership …

Letter: Animal cruelty happens here and in meat industry

Letter: Cherish these last late summer outdoors moments

Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

Letter: Busy goldfinch takes aim at hummingbird feeder

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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.