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Tiverton kayaker pulled from frigid water

TIVERTON — A Tiverton kayaker survived a prolonged plunge into Tiverton Basin last Wednesday thanks in considerable part to a boatyard worker’s decision to take a seal-watch detour while …
East Bay Prevention Coalitions, police participate in Prescription Drug Disposal Day
On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the East Bay Prevention Coalitions and police departments of Bristol, Warren, … Read More
Stop & Shop stalemate continues
The stalemate between the parent company of Stop & Shop Supermarkets and five local unions of United Food & Commercial Workers in … Read More
Red Dory welcomes spring, new owner
TIVERTON — There would be no easing into Aaron DeRego’s next step in the restaurant business. The former chef/co-owner of … Read More
Little Compton continues to ponder solar rules
LITTLE COMPTON — For the fourth time since last October, the Little Compton Town Council last Thursday evening took under … Read More
Goose continues slow recovery from arrow wound
The condition of “Pierce,” the Canada goose shot by an arrow (possibly in the vicinity of the Bourne Mill Apartments in north … Read More
Tiverton Police: Don’t donate to questionable beekeeper ‘victim’
Tiverton police are cautioning people against giving money to an on-line fundraiser until they can learn more about a Facebook report … Read More
Obituaries
George Frazier, 86, Tiverton, George Frazier, 86, of Tiverton, passed away on April 21, 2019.  He was the husband of Louise (Oliveira) Frazier.  Born in Tiverton, he was the son of the late Gloria (Silvia) Amarello and John …
Gerard V. Thibault, 74, Tiverton Gerard V. Thibault, 74, of Tiverton, also known by Jerry, Jerry from the Dairy and RcPop, passed away on April 10, 2019, at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River after a long illness.
Jerry was born …
Sports
Tiverton's Molly Little wins lacrosse honors at U. Denver University of Denver lacrosse player Molly Little of Tiverton won a pair of awards last week — Big East Player of the Week and Inside Lacrosse National Reverent Player of the Week. The junior …
Portsmouth downs Tiverton in unified basketball, 52-30 PORTSMOUTH — After honoring their late friend Connor Peckham and celebrating its older plays for senior night, the Patriots unified basketball team got down to business versus Tiverton on …
Tigers debut varsity track teams It was a day of experimentation for Tigers head coach Brad Botvin this past Monday, April 1, as his varsity boys and girls outdoor track and field athletes competed in their first …
Fun is the focus of unified basketball game All eyes were on Barrington’s Marina Domenici as she stood near the Tiverton basket, ball in hand.  Both her teammates and competitors lined either side of her as she took aim at the …
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Opinion
Letter: Thank you to all who helped in kayak rescue To the editor: I want to thank all the people who saved my life on April 17.  I want to thank the man on the Tiverton dock who called for help. I would like to thank anyone else who was able …
Letter from a kayaker: Thank you to Tiverton first responders and St. Anne's Hospital To the editor: I want to thank all the people who saved my life on April 17.  I want to thank the man on the Tiverton dock who called for help. I would like to thank anyone else who was …
Letter: New town solicitor does budget bidding of TTA To the editor: It comes as no surprise that a non TTA petitioner budget has come under fire here in Tiverton. When the TTA took the majority of the Town Council this past November, they quickly …
Editorial: Public-sector unions, take a bow (and then retire) Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive …

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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.