Animal ‘justice will be served,’ AG Healey promises Westport

This after prosecutor suggests probation for all in huge Westport case Animal rights advocates in Westport say they remain worried but take some hope from the latest in what they call mixed …
Latest News

Hatchery trout headed to Stafford Pond

TIVERTON — The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock trout in Stafford Pond, Tiverton, on Tuesday, Nov. 28. A blue-green algae infestation prevented …

Outerlimits Powerboats owner dies when new boat flips

Joseph Sgro, the 63-year-old owner of Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats in Bristol, was killed Thursday when his new Outerlimits SB 50 powerboat boat flipped in the Florida Keys. Mr. Sgro is the …

Westport selectmen stand behind $97M school plan

By Bruce Burdett At a pair of meetings last week, the School Building Committee won the support of both the School Committee and Board of Selectmen for their plan to build a new $97.3 million …

Philippe sends Buzzards’ tent flying

Buzzards Bay Brewing in Westport is mourning the loss of its tent, another victim of the remnants of tropical storm Philippe. In an email, the company reported … “Meanwhile back on our farm, …

Pedestrian killed on State Road, Westport

WESTPORT — A minute after one caller reported a woman running on State Road near Whites Restaurant in Westport Saturday evening, another caller reported that a woman was on the ground and someone …

Tiverton schools back gender-sexuality club at middle school after emotional debate

She’s now the president of the Tiverton High School Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club, and, for her …
Miriam Weest Scott, 94, Little Compton

Miriam Weest Scott passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in her studio in Little Compton. Her daughters and faithful friends were with her through her last months and days. Born on October 6, …

Karen H. Bettencourt, 46, Tiverton

Stanley R. Craig Jr., 70, Westport

Judith Lynn Terry, 78

Quentin A. Sanford, 88, Westport

Jeannette (Desmarais) Butler, 90, Westport

Michael Andras, 93, Westport

Trig Tronstad, 70, Westport

Recent COmments
Westport field hockey falls to Seekonk, 1-0, in playoff loss

Field hockey team falls in playoffs (note: add quote from coach that she emailed you) The Westport Field Hockey team lost to Seekonk, 1-0, in a Mass State Field Hockey Tournament South Division II …

The family that races together …

Tiverton sues to silence motocross track

Chemistry powers Westport girls soccer past Diman, 3-1

Vast Tiverton sports center takes shape

Things to Do
Restoring Atlantic Puffins to Maine — a rescue mission

The Paskamansett Bird Club is sponsoring an illustrated talk about how puffins were brought back to the East Coast. Derrick Jackson, who wrote a book about this adventure, will speak at the Westport …

Will Warren pumpkins squash world record? Today's the day

’Shellstock’ — concert for clams etc. — is Oct. 15

Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

Let them eat zucchini bread

2017 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Prudence Island · Riverside · Rumford · Seekonk · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
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.