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William T. Reed, Jr., 74, of Westport, died Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Massachusetts General Hospital, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Heather (Heath) Reed.  Born in Baltimore, … more
Carolyn (Norgren) Hirsch, age 88, entered into rest peacefully at home with her family on Feb. 5, 2019. She was the wife of Ernest G. Hirsch, to whom she had been married for 61 years. Born in … more
Olive M. (Teiseira) Eva, 101, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019, in Saint Elizabeth’s Manor. She was the wife of the late Richard James Eva. Born in Warren, a daughter of the late Manuel and … more
Joseph Leland Keith, III, 86, a man of great character and a character of a man, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. “Joe” was always ready to offer a kind word, helping hand … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Charles B. Brown Jr., 81, of Westport, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Country Gardens Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Ursula (Seuss) Brown. Mr. Brown was born … more
Calvin F. Tripp, 81, of Westport, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was the husband of Winifred M. (Hasson) Tripp; they shared 61 years of … 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.