Seeking solace in a classic
When Tiverton summer resident Katharine Smyth lost her father to cancer, she eventually turned to a beloved book — Virginia … Read More
Plan revealed for rebuilt Adamsville Landing
A Westport resident’s hefty fine for a waterfront violation (unlicensed structure near the shoreline) is being put to good use with … Read More
Zombie wedding — A Tiverton tale for Valentine’s Day
For their Valentine’s Day story, assorted publications world-wide turned to a tale with Tiverton ties — the sweet story of a young … Read More
Westport town treasurer: Alarm sounds again
Efforts to train the town treasurer and avoid future fiscal crises of the sort discovered last fall appear to be going nowhere, … Read More
Bishop Connolly sinks Westport, 59-44
The Westport basketball team lost their second game to top seeded Bishop Connolly 59-44 in Fall River on Friday night. The loss … Read More
Westport's A.S. Deams to close its doors
WESTPORT — Twenty years ago after Sally Schimmel and Anne Frechette began selling women’s clothing and fine gifts from a shop they … Read More
Obituaries
William T. Reed, Jr., 74, Westport William T. Reed, Jr., 74, of Westport, died Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Massachusetts General Hospital, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Heather (Heath) Reed.  Born in Baltimore, …
Carolyn Hirsch, 88, of Foxborough Carolyn (Norgren) Hirsch, age 88, entered into rest peacefully at home with her family on Feb. 5, 2019. She was the wife of Ernest G. Hirsch, to whom she had been married for 61 years. Born in …
Olive M. Eva, 101, Tiverton Olive M. (Teiseira) Eva, 101, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019, in Saint Elizabeth’s Manor. She was the wife of the late Richard James Eva. Born in Warren, a daughter of the late Manuel and …

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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.