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Monday, Sept. 14 At 4:51 am, a caller told police he had struck a dog while driving on Colebrook Road at Adamsville Hill. The responding officer determined, “The animal is a pig and appears … more
To the editor: There are no liberals on the Supreme Court. Only a liar or a lunatic would call Kagan or Sotomayor liberals. President Obama, himself not a liberal, nominated Garland, the centrist … more
PORTSMOUTH — After running the figures again, the School Department is reporting a further reduction in the number of students opting for full distance learning as opposed to the … more
To the editor: The following is intended to be an open letter to attorney Arlene Violet in response to her open letter published by East Bay Media on Sept. 16-17, 2020. I am writing this open … more
Barbara Steuart Hans Waller, affectionately known as “Bobby,” 96, died September 12, 2020, at Goodwin House, Alexandria, Virginia.   Born September 18, 1923 in New London, … more
  Little Compton is a special place that has been shaped by the efforts of countless people who have cared for and enhanced its natural beauty. Our … more
LITTLE COMPTON – The ban on Sunday shooting could soon come to a close for farmers, but not everyone, in Little Compton. The town council mulled easing restrictions during their virtual meeting … more
Wednesday, Aug. 26 Police received a report at 1:36 pm regarding an alleged incident that had occurred on Amy Hart Path near the Transfer Station. That resulted in the August 31 arrest of Albert … more
Monday, Sept. 7 At 8:35 am, a Stafford Road caller complained that Cycology Studio was using amplification to conduct an outside class. A Hayden Avenue caller complained about barking dogs at … more
WESTPORT — Prodded by petitioners, the Board of Selectmen last week added a third and final article to the upcoming Special Town Meeting warrant. The late addition was just the sort of crowd … 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.