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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 hit-and-run accident at 9:37 a.m. No injuries were …
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
State: Little Compton political mailer violates election law
The Rhode Island Board of Elections believes a political mailer sent to all Little Compton residents just prior to the Tuesday, Nov. … Read More
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 … 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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Sonia Inoue Sonia Wesson Whitin Inoue, age 70, of Colchester Vermont, died peacefully and surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday August 25, 2022 at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester. Born on Februa
Kristin Todd May 26, 1977 – November 30, 2022 |HAMILTON, MA – Kristin Ann Todd, 45, of Hamilton, MA, beloved wife of Matthew Patrick Todd, passed away November 30th, 2022, at Beverly Hospital with her
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Sports
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 …
Portsmouth Patriots are going to the Super Bowl! PORTSMOUTH — Without throwing a single pass, the Portsmouth High Patriots football team advanced to the R.I. Division II Super Bowl game by defeating Cranston West, 20-7, at PHS Friday …
Opinion
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 …

Letter: A close enough call with a Fisher Cat

Although Fisher Cats are considered crepuscular animals (dawn and twilight feeders along with red fox, opossums and many others) one wasn’t paying any attention to that when a visitor in the …

Letter: Thank you for supporting League candidate forums

To the editor: The League of Women Voters of Rhode Island would like to thank the candidates who participated and citizens who sent in questions for our forums in Bristol, Warren, Barrington and …

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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.