Another Wiffle ball field of dreams in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — If you’re driving down East Main Road, you may have noticed a small shop called Patriot Upholstery across the street from Clements’ Marketplace and thought nothing …
Benatar concert in East Providence cancelled over wind concerns

EAST PROVIDENCE — Waterfront Productions announced at 4:45 p.m. today the Pat Benatar-Neil Giraldo concert scheduled for this evening, September 22, at Bold Point Park has been cancelled due to …

Portsmouth parents learn where, how teens hide ‘their stuff’

PORTSMOUTH — When teenagers want to hide their drug use from parents, they’ll often put the contraband right on top of a bedroom bureau, said Pam Shayer.  “Do you know …

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Opioids in Portsmouth: 'Parents need to open their eyes’

PORTSMOUTH — Earlier this year, when the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition (PPC) released its latest needs assessment that tracked substance abuse among local youth, the results were seen by …

Addiction 'was like a train coming at us,' says Portsmouth mom

PORTSMOUTH — Carol Wilcox, one of several local parents whose families have been hit hard by opioid addiction, said it’s often difficult to get their warnings through to …

Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …

Portsmouth has coastal cleanups on Sept. 23 and 30

PORTSMOUTH — The 32nd annual International Coastal Cleanup may have taken place in most communities on Saturday, Sept. 16, but volunteers will be scouring the shoreline for trash in …

4 Bridges Ride participants head over the Sakonnet (photos)

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — If you were wondering what all those bicyclists were doing on the roads this morning, they were participating in the 4 Bridges Ride.  The event was a 26-mile …

Friday, Sept. 22 will be ‘Beach Boys Day’ in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — If you live in Portsmouth, you may want to cue up “Good Vibrations,” “Fun, Fun, Fun” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” on your iPod when …
Obituaries
Shirley Ann (Eckenroth) Weiss, 80, Tiverton

Shirley Ann (Eckenroth) Weiss, age 80, of Tiverton, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at home after a long illness. Shirley was born Sept. 16, 1936 in Denver, Colo. She is the daughter of the late …

Robert A. Fiedler, 87, Portsmouth

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Dorothy A. Medeiros, 90, Little Compton

Ann R. (Gill) Hibbard, 84, Prudence Island

Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Harriet Hubbard, 78, Prudence Island

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Tickets on sale for Portsmouth High Athletics Hall of Fame dinner

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School’s sports “pioneers” will be honored in a special ceremony Oct. 14, and advance tickets are now on sale. The Portsmouth Athletic …

Let them eat zucchini bread

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

Join the Portsmouth Police for National Night Out on Tuesday

A glossy, sticky teriyaki fish made on top of the stove

Opinion
Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

To the editor:Arlene Violet’s “Growing Decency Deficit” (August 30-31) was a breath of fresh air. We are constantly bombarded with articles on how”the other guy” is …

Letter: Power rates are rising; here’s what you can do

Family Search discontinuing microfilm loans; Canada celebrates 150th

Editorial: Veterans coming home

Letter: Kilmartin continues tradition of AG obfuscation

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Jim McGaw

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.