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CountryView residents ask Tiverton to intercede

A group that represents residents at Countryview Estates, a manufactured home community in northeast Tiverton, has asked the town for help in resolving numerous grievances it has with Hometown …
In Tiverton, a tree from the sea
John Viveiros loves to collect sea glass. And while combing Tiverton-area beaches has been a rewarding hobby for him over the years, … Read More
Tiverton police logs: Police pull man over, find gun
Monday, Nov. 14 A caller from Stafford Road reported suspicious activity at 5:27 a.m. A walk-in from Bulgarmarsh Road reported a … Read More
After two year absence, Little Compton senior bus returns
A “new” handicap-accessible shuttle bus for Little Compton's senior residents will soon be hitting the streets, after more … Read More
Short-term rental regulations “on hold” in Little Compton
Little Compton will take no further action for the time being on a controversial plan to begin regulating short term rentals, though … Read More
Tiverton swears in new fire chief
Tiverton Town Hall took on a celebratory air Monday night as the town's fire department members, along with fire chiefs and officers … Read More
Christmas, Tiverton style, includes what else? A Stur-Dee dinghy
Lit up with a tree and hundreds of timed and battery-operated lights, Little Lady Christmas is once again moored at her now … Read More
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Tiverton marks Veterans' Day Friday

Tiverton will mark Veterans' Day Friday, Nov. 11, with an 11 am ceremony at the World War I monument at Grinnell's Beach.  Following is a speech that will be read at the ceremony by Tiverton …

Off-shore wind forum set for Nov. 16 in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Planning Department, along with URI’s Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant, will host a forum on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to discuss the science and …

Last call for Portsmouth High Athletic Hall of Fame tix

The Portsmouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction ceremony this Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with a cash …
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Obituaries
George Bolton Barrington, RI|George Bolton, a longtime resident of Barrington, R.I. passed away on Friday December 2, 2022 at the age of 95. He was the son of the late Arthur D. Bolton and Ruth B. Bolton. George
Catherine Dusel Catherine M. Dusel (Murphy), 79, passed away at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence on Sunday, November 27, 2022. She was the devoted wife of John C. "Jack" Dusel, III for 55 years before her
Albert Micheletti Albert P. Micheletti, 92, of Barrington, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, surrounded by his five children. He was the devoted and loving husband of the late Maria (DiMarzio) Mic
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Sports
Portsmouth blanks Middletown in Thanksgiving game PORTSMOUTH — In a matchup of two Super Bowl finalists, the Portsmouth Patriots proved to be the superior team with a 20-0 shutout of island rival Middletown in the annual Thanksgiving Day …
Portsmouth loses Super Bowl in last-minute heartbreaker PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots played 47 minutes and 12 seconds of near-flawless, shutout defense during their bid for a Division II Super Bowl title against St. Raphael Academy at …
Ravens crush Beaver Country Day 3-0 in New England tourney  The Portsmouth Abbey volleyball team crushed Beaver Country Day 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-8) in a home quarterfinals match during the New England tournament. The Ravens placed second in the Eastern …
Close misses doom Portsmouth in D-2 soccer finals PORTSMOUTH — For most of the first half of Saturday’s R.I. Division II girls’ soccer championship, Portsmouth High looked like the better team. The No. 2-seeded Patriots …
Opinion
Letter: Little Compton, home of housing inequality

There is no lack of housing being built in Little Compton, but it’s definitely not for affordable housing. It’s at Warren’s Point and other totally private ocean-front areas, …

Letter: Spread kindness here this season

Let this be the Christmas of Kindness. Let it be filled with family and friends, for sure, but also the season of reaching out. To an ailing sufferer. To someone who just needs a warm meal or a quiet …

Letter: Oh hail, the GOP's return to prominence

Welcome to the very slim Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Some voters eagerly await the restored elegance and wisdom of the Grand Old Party. Their slight ascendance was, of …

Letter: As Mayflower plan moves ahead, wind power prices skyrocket

Thanks very much for your informative report published on Nov. 23, 2022.  Information on this subject is typically only released in a favorable fashion by the regulators. I am quite sure …

Letter: Discourse falls aside as name-calling and polarity reigns

September of 2016 was when Hilary Clinton famously said that half of Trump’s supporters was a basket of deplorables. True or not, it's certainly not a phrase likely to endear one to …

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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.