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Tiverton assessments up as much as 47 percent

As president of a group representing over 200 homeowners at Countryview Estates in Tiverton, Al Affonso is in a unique position to hear from many of his neighbors regarding the town’s property …
Little Compton settles Financial Town Meeting in 19 minutes
  In what may have been the shortest annual meeting in recent memory, 294 residents packed the auditorium at Wilbur & McMahon … Read More
Getting the right books to underserved children
PORTSMOUTH — When Portsmouth High School senior Keira Boxell joined her twin sister, Mayakla, and their Providence friend, Jully … Read More
In Portsmouth: Tiny tots help the big seniors
PORTSMOUTH — When Portsmouth High School seniors enjoy the fun and safety of their “Post Prom” on June 5, they’ll have some … Read More
Tiverton KOC sells building, gives away $1 million
A local Knights of Columbus council marked the end of an era last week when members distributed more than $1 million — proceeds from … Read More
Tiverton FD staffing crisis reaches tipping point
TIVERTON — One day after a staffing shortage forced the temporary closure of one of Tiverton’s three fire stations, town … Read More
Tiverton plans new three-acre residential zoning district
The Tiverton Planning Board is proposing a major re-write of the town’s residential zoning map, including the elimination of the … Read More
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‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ comes to PHS stage

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Drama Club is bringing a classic of American drama to the stage starting this Thursday, March 21. “A Streetcar Named Desire,” …

Kinnanes honored as world's shortest St. Paddy's Day parade nears

State Representative Michelle McGaw  (District 71, Tiverton, Little Compton and Portsmouth) had special guests when the House celebrated St. Patrick's Day Thursday: Organizers of the world's …

'World's shortest' parade is in just over a week — here's what's new

Adamsville turns green Sunday afternoon, March 17, when the village hosts its third annual “World’s Shortest St. Paddy’s Day parade.” Afterwards, there will be corned beef and cabbage …
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Obituaries
Manuel Braga Manuel Braga, 87, of Pearse Avenue, passed away on May 21, 2024, at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Maria Eduarda (Sousa) Braga. Born in Villa Franca do Campo, São Miguel, Azor
Ann Leary Ann Marie Leary, of Tiverton, RI, passed away at home on Friday, May 17th, 2024. She was the loving mother of Jessica (Daniel) Jackson of Middleboro, MA, and Dr. Joshua Morimoto of Cambridge, MA, and
Cecilia Perry (August 9, 1936 – May 16, 2024)|Cecilia ("Cece") Carolyn Perry, 87, a long-time resident of Bristol passed away peacefully on May 16, 2024. Cece was born (as a twin to sister Emily) on August 9,
Sports
Portsmouth softball team on a tear, wins four straight games PORTSMOUTH — Everything seems to be clicking right now for the Portsmouth High School softball team, which is on a four-game win streak.
PHS boys take 2nd, girls 4th in Division track meet PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High track and field athletes won several events at the RIIL Eastern Division Championships held Saturday at Barrington High School.
PHS boys’ volleyball team extends No. 1 squad to 5th set PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity volleyball team came oh so close to upsetting the top-ranked team in Division III Thursday night.
RIDEM stock ponds in anticipation of 2024 trout season A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 …
Opinion
Letter: Fishing is a problem at Nanaquaket Bridge, too

Regarding t he article on fishing restrictions from April 9 (Anglers balk at fishing restrictions proposed in Tiverton), the Town of Tiverton definitely needs to take action and start imposing and …

Letter: Vote to encourage affordable housing in Little Compton

Little Compton residents recently received the Report of the Budget Committee in advance of our upcoming Annual Financial Town Meeting. It includes Article 5, a warrant article from the Little …

Letter: Bathed in lush green, life returns to the Back 40

Well, my world finally turned green as I hoped it would and it brought some things to remember. • One morning I looked out and saw a tiny yellow warbler scavenging for t insects in a bed of …

Letter: Help Rhode Islanders afford the medication they need

Fighting cancer is indeed a battle, and we can’t win it alone. Our lawmakers can help by passing legislation that removes the financial barriers many face to get care and treatment.

Letter: Seasons is no mom and pop operation

Seasons wants to make Tiverton's Zoning Board believe the fairy tale that they are a "mom and pop" business perfect for Tiverton.  Their paid traffic engineer and real estate experts will …

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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.