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Tiverton-born pianist to play at Music on the Hill

A pianist with Tiverton roots will return to the Ocean State in June to perform in the Music on the Hill concert series. Lisa Raposa, who now lives in Toronto, Canada, will play twice as featured …
Aquidneck Island Robotics team finishes successful season
NEWPORT — It’s been a good year for the Aquidneck Island Robotics FIRST Robotics Competition Team 78, AIR STRIKE. Comprised of … Read More
Partners Village Store to celebrate 40 years with Saturday party
They had started out in 1979 simply as a wine-and-beer making supplies store, just a little ways down the road from the Victorian … Read More
Feds formally rescind Sakonnet Bridge toll order
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — It’s official: There will be no future tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The Federal Highway … Read More
A Westport salute to Tony Connors
The Board of Selectmen opened last week’s meeting by honoring Anthony ‘Tony’ Connors “for his contributions to the Town of … Read More
Woman dies over a week after Westport hit and run
WESTPORT — The victim of last week’s hit and run incident in Westport has died at Rhode Island Hospital as a result of the … Read More
Update: Police seek BMW in hit and run that badly injured woman in Westport
WESTPORT — After further investigation this week, investigators have been able to discern the type of vehicle likely involved in a … Read More
Obituaries
Eileen C. Tonne, 94, Portsmouth, Tiverton Eileen Claire (Grimm) Tonne, 94, of Portsmouth, passed away on May 19, 2019, at Sakonnet Bay Manor in Tiverton. She was the wife of Laurence Tonne of Portsmouth. Eileen was born in New York, NY, …
Patricia Ann Brigham, 81, Tiverton Patricia Ann (Fitzgerald) Brigham, 81, died unexpectedly at Newport Hospital on Saturday, May 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving and devoted family. She was born in Fall River but lived in Tiverton …
Sports
Dominant week for Tigers tennis TIVERTON — Tiverton tennis hosted North Providence in tennis Thursday and won handily by a 7-0 score. This was the team’s third match of the week and the Tigers won all three by 7-0 shutouts …
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 …
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Opinion
Letter: For our planet, these numbers we dare not ignore To the editor: Four hundred fifteen. One million. What are these numbers, you ask? They are dire milestones in this continuing journey of destruction of our only home by the hands of …
Letter: Wet, cool spring hard on potato, corn farmers While we non-farmers have been counting up the rainy days and bemoaning the lack of warm and spring-like weather, the local potato and sweet corn growers have been in serious, deep trouble. The …
Letter: Katz and TTA: Our budget way or nothing To the editor: Follow the bouncing ball folks: 1. Tiverton Taxpayer Association’s Justin Katz, as a Town Council member and author of several petitioner budgets, "develops" a budget including …
Letter: For sake of library, schools and more, Tiverton budget 2 is my choice To the editor: Tiverton neighbors, this Saturday, we as a town will vote to decide where to spend our tax dollars for the next fiscal year. That alone, I suspect, has you reaching for the …

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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.