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To the editor Little Compton has the right to include in its Solar Ordinance the phrase “No herbicides shall be used to clear or maintain the area beneath the solar panels”. At the town’s … more
My name is Melissa Pacheco and I am running for school committee in Westport. I am a lifelong Westport resident who graduated from Westport High School. My mom was a Middle School cafeteria worker … more
To the editor: The American Legion turns 100 years old this March. Westport American Legion Post #145 will be celebrating their Centennial in July. On March 15, 1919, a group of American … more
I am Bill Harkins and I am running for re-election to the Westport Board of Health (BOH). I have had the privilege of serving on the board for nearly three years, with two and a half of those years … more
Dolores N. "Dede" (Falvey) McGreavy, 97, of Tiverton, passed away peacefully at St. Anne's Hospital on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. She was the wife of the late John A. McGreavy. Born in Fall River, … more
Tiverton, Little Compton and towns all around would be wise to follow Portsmouth’s lead and keep their guard up and options open concerning the threat of Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. While … more
John F. "Jack" Cox, 69, of Westport, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy L. (Cambra) Cox. Mr. Cox was born in Brighton, … more
[UPDATE: Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:25 a.m.]TIVERTON —Following a Tiverton School Committee meeting Tuesday night, School Committee member Deborah Pallasch released the following … more
The state champion Tiverton cheerleaders pose for a team photo after their Rhode Island Small Division victory Saturday. Front row from left are Juliana Manousos, Mackenzie Galhardo, Charline Silva, … more
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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.