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A brewing legacy inspired the new Canned Heat

Taking in the initial sight of what would soon become the home of Canned Heat Craft Beer Company, Miles Wilson was feeling hesitant. Located at 52 Ferry St. in Fall River, the abandoned building was …
Driver charged with both drugged, drunk driving
An 11:55 p.m. motor vehicle stop in Westport on Friday, December 28, led to the driver being charged with operating under the … Read More
Westport girls use intense defense and foul shots to hold off Diman, 38-32
Defensive intensity, doing the little things and making foul shots boosted the Westport girls basketball team over Diman 38-32 for … Read More
Out with the old … Demolition crews tear into contaminated middle school
They had nibbled away at the front entrance and dug up PCB tainted soil around the foundation, but last week heavy equipment ripped … Read More
F&R Auto’s lender agrees to $733K settlement
WESTPORT — The Connecticut lending company that provided financing to a Westport used car dealership found to be selling … Read More
Pesky Wildcats lose to Case 51-42
Sophomore center Jess Carney scored 12 points as the Westport girls basketball team lost to Case 51-42, at home on Friday night. The … Read More
Solicitor choice divides new Tiverton council
TIVERTON — Almost exactly a month after they were sworn in, the newly elected Tiverton town council members — on a night just two … Read More
Obituaries
Charles W. Nichols III, 81, South Dartmouth Charles Walter Nichols III, “Wally”, age 81, died on January 13, 2019, at his home in South Dartmouth. He was predeceased by his wife Anna Sharp Nichols. Wally is survived by his wife, Helga …
Ellen M. Martin, 91, Westport Ellen M. (Potter) Martin, 91, of Westport, passed away Tues., Dec. 25, 2018, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late David C. Martin. Born in Tiverton, daughter of the late …
Russell N. Sherman, 86, formerly of Westport Russell N. Sherman, 86, of Madison, Alabama, formerly of Westport, died peacefully, with his family by his side, on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, in Madison, Alabama. He was the husband of Evelyn …
Philip Valentine Havens, 88, Little Compton Philip Valentine Havens, 88, of Little Compton, died peacefully in his sleep on December 17, 2018, at Laurelmead in Providence. He lived a full and prosperous life; first and foremost was his love of …
Sports
Westport boys prevail over West Bridgewater, 62-53 It’s a fierce rivalry that never fails to disappoint, and in their latest battle this past Friday, Jan. 4, the Westport boys’ varsity basketball team was able to defeat West …
Wildcats look to improve as they overcome age and size issues The Westport basketball team will be fighting an age and size battle this year. The Wildcats graduated six seniors, have only three returning players and just one starter from last season. …
Despite being age and height challenged, Wildcats aim for state tournament The young Wildcat girls basketball team isn’t getting any older this year. The team is bringing back just three starters, sophomore forward Jess Carney and eighth grade guards Leah Sylvain and …
Wildcats to play in the South Division 3 final four Westport volleyball romped 14th seeded Coyle & Cassidy 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-15) on Tuesday night to gain the 2018 MIAA Girls Volleyball South Division-3 final four. The Wildcats play Bourne …
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Opinion
Letter: Border crisis ‘facts’ no less fantastic than those 57 varieties To the editor: This spurious crisis about the Southern border reminds me of a scene from the 1962 film “The Manchurian Candidate” The scoundrels keep changing the made up facts they are …
Letter: We want to sell camp to Westport but need answer soon To the editor: An open letter to the residents of Westport …  My name is Martin Costa. I am co-owner of Westport Camping Grounds along with my mother, Tina Costa. It has come to my attention …
Letter: Tiverton should trumpet its many attractions To the editor: Tiverton will have a number of new opportunities for growth in the near future. In addition to the casino we have a hotel, something we have not had since the 1960’s when the Old …
Letter: Migrant caravan nothing like biblical story To the editor: I usually find myself in full agreement with Arlene Violet and the opinions she expresses in her column. However, I find her comparison of the biblical journey of Mary and …

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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.