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Westport River Watershed Alliance set to move into River Center

WESTPORT — Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new Westport River Watershed Alliance River Center. The Alliance will move in during the week of September 23. “It has been a long …
Opinion
Letter: With over 200 small farms unchecked, animal registry needed

To the editor: At the recent public hearing for the proposed Keeping of Animal Regulation and Registry, Westport farmers indignantly charged the Board of Health with intent to trample on their …

Letter: Animal rules don’t violate Constitution, Right to Farm

Letter: Crowds ruining South Shore Beach; should be residents only

Animals: Time to step up

Letter: We need a sensible discussion about gun control in America

Legal Notices
Little Compton Legal Notices – Sept. 19, 2019

These Legal Notices were published in the Sept. 19 edition of the Sakonnet Times.

Obituaries
Anthony J. "Tony " Connors, Westport Tony gently laid down the burdens of his fight against glioblastoma multiforme on Friday morning, September 20, 2019, with his wife Sharon …
Robert A. Lawrence, Westport Bob Lawrence died Sept. 4, 2019. He was born in Boston on Aug. 11, 1926, and graduated from The Park School in 1939 and Noble and Greenough School in 1944. During World War II, he enlisted in the …
Services for Sandra G. Tartaglino Sandra Gayle Tartaglino, of Tiverton, died suddenly in a tragic boating accident on Narragansett Bay, Sunday, August 11, 2019. She was the daughter of John and Paula (Tracy) Tartaglino. A …

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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.