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Westport BOH takes no action on animal list

WESTPORT — They were nearly unanimous in their support for a farm animal registry in Westport but a large Town Hall crowd could not convince the Board of Health to take action last Tuesday, Sept. …
Services set for Matthew M. Harris, 38, of Warren
Matthew Marcellus Harris, 38, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. He was a beloved son of Larry Harris of Springfield, MA, … Read More
Portsmouth’s Welles wins J/24 Worlds
They won four years ago in Newport and now Portsmouth’s Will Welles and crew have captured the J/24 world championships once more, … Read More
Westport Girls soccer primed and ready for the season
The Westport girls soccer team showed why they are primed and ready for the fall season as they shutout rival Diman, 5-0, in their … Read More
Three sentenced in murder of man whose body was found floating off Westport
CUT Kerry Mello Just over three years after the crew of a Westport fishing boat made the gruesome discovery of a human torso … Read More
Cruise ship stalls off Westport
Assistant Harbormaster Gary Tripp was among those to respond Friday after a cruise ship went adrift not far off the Westport … Read More
New fitting a fresh start for Hall Spars founder
Eric Hall was once president and CEO of thriving Bristol-based spar and rigging maker Hall Spars, the firm he founded that supplied … Read More
Obituaries
John V. Carreiro, 76, Westport John V. "Jack Dog" Carreiro, 76, of Westport, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the son of the late John A. and Rita L. (Carey) Carreiro. Mr. Carreiro …
Clinton D. Boulds, 65, Westport Worked for Westport Highway Department Clinton D. Boulds, 65, of Wesley, Maine, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 27, 2018. He was the son of the late William H. and Maisie E. (Deamon) …
Ida Rose, 93, Adamsville Ida (Rebello) Rose, 93, of Adamsville, died peacefully at home with her family by her side on Friday, August 31, 2018.  She was wife of the late John H. Rose.  Born in Somerset, daughter of the …
Sports
Chatfield reps local golf with US Am performance EAST BAY — Wannamoisett’s Davis Chatfield certainly did his home layout and the area golf community proud last week with his performance at the 118th U.S. Amateur played over the renowned …
Little Compton declares: Play pickleball LITTLE COMPTON — The Little Compton Town Council and Recreation Committee have formally approved plans to offer pickleball to the community. Pickleball will be played on the town’s tennis courts, …
Enright and Vestas slip to a fourth place finish in Leg 9 Bristol resident and Vestas 11th Hour Racing skipper Charlie Enright finished in fourth place in Volvo Ocean Race's Leg 9. Enright, his team and fans had high hopes for Leg 9 which began in Newport …
Westport tennis loses to Case The Westport High School tennis team lost a non-league home match to Case 4-1 on Monday afternoon. The loss drops the team’s overall record to 6-8.  “Case is having their best season in …
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Opinion
Letter: Bells, not whistles, best for bikes To the editor: Old Westport roads, two-lanes, usually wind between stone walls, under shade when white oaks aren’t blighted.  I have read many books while walking, including Milton’s Paradise …
Letter: Local farms’ use of deadly chemicals must stop To the editor: A farmer's right to farm ends if his irresponsible use of chemicals ends up in a town's groundwater or in the farm products he produces. Roundup (Glyphosate) has now been …
Letter: Why stormwater runoff silence from Westport Watershed Alliance? To the editor, Local newspapers have reported outcry from Westport neighbors to the proposed new school on Old County Road who are concerned about stormwater runoff and its effect on flooding …
Letter: Tiverton School bus backup — chitchat doesn’t help To the editor: Ms Dina, I must say, your letter to the Editor had me laughing and made my day.  I am now retired, however I have been in your place. There has to be a better plan. There is …

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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.