Tiverton native's musical talent on display in Navy Band

NEW YORK - Musician 3rd Class Kyle Beltram, a Tiverton native and 2007 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, serves as a flute instrumentalist with Navy Band Northeast. Beltram has …
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Bay View Academy announces third quarter honor roll

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Bay View Academy community recognizes those students who demonstrate above average scholastic achievement on a quarterly basis via the Honor Roll. A student in grade six …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 3 Houghton St. — $410,000 4 Paquin Road — $355,000 16 Evergreen St. — …

Tiverton council names McGreevy town administrator

By Tom Killin Dalglish tdalglish@eastbaynewspapers.com TIVERTON — Tiverton has a new town administrator. He is Paul E. McGreevy, 57, of Newport, and he starts with the town on Monday, …

Parade, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day in Westport Monday

A parade and the placing of wreaths at veterans’ memorials around town will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. The Memorial Day Parade will step off promptly at 10 a.m. at Town Hall, …

Westport crews fight smoky fire at Mid City Scrap

A pile of scrap at Mid City Scrap in Westport caught fire late Saturday morning producing big plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles. Westport Fire Chief Brian R. Legendre said that …

Westport animal committee backs controversial livestock care bill

The town’s Animal Action Committee has unanimously endorsed a state bill (House 441) (Livestock Care and Standards Bill) that would create a Livestock Care and Standards Board. The matter was …
Obituaries
David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

David Earl Ward, 49, died Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Spokane Veterans Home after enduring the debilitating rigors of ALS. He last resided in Portsmouth before moving to be with his family in …

Walton H. Earle, 82, of Westport

Arnold D. Tripp, 96, Westport

David Ferreira, 90, Westport

John Stevens Penney Jr., 96, Westport

Elizabeth A. Thompson, 90, Little Compton

Armand Trepanier, 89, Westport

Ray L. Hurd, 90, Westport

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Sports
Westport girls tennis team drives toward playoffs

The Westport girls tennis team moved to 10-3 last Thursday with a 3-2 victory over visiting Sacred Heart. The Wildcats took all three singles matches with victories by Kayla Pimentel (6-1, 6-0), …

Lady Wildcats slay Diman 58-47, move on to semis

Westport girls win playoff opener against Cape Cod Academy

Westport boys bow in playoff opener

Many local nonprofits benefit from annual golf tournament

Things to Do
Tough Kids Challenge returns to Westport June 4

For the third straight year, the Westport Elementary/Macomber Schoool Parent Teacher Organization has issued a Tough Kids Challenge. This year’s challenge takes place Sunday, June 4 starting at …

‘A Chorus Line’

Westport Vineyard unveils Summer Music Series lineup

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

Opinion
Letter: After Comey firing, time again for ‘Winter Soldier'

To the editor: Back in another day of a year far gone, a rag-tag bunch of Vietnam veterans and I formed a group called the Winter Soldier Investigation into US war crimes — testifying that Lt. …

Letter: Bird arrivals help dispel moth misery

Letter: Alex & Ani seeks to take advantage of our community

Letter: It’s high noon for high stakes vineyard fight

Letter: Sakonnet Vineyard battle is one worth fighting

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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.