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Portsmouth’s bats strike when it matters most against Westerly

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity softball team scored five runs in the last two innings to defeat Westerly, 7-3, in a home game on Saturday. The Bulldogs were …

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Little Compton Police: Cars towed for suspended licenses
Monday, April 26 Police received a report of vandalism at the Warrens Point Beach Club at 6:39 pm. Tuesday, April 27 After an … Read More
Tiverton Police: Disseminating indecent material charged
Monday, April 12 A Windwood Drive resident called to report being scammed out of several thousand dollars. Caitlin M. Lancia, … Read More
Portsmouth knocked out of playoffs by La Salle in semifinals (photos)
PROVIDENCE — The Portsmouth Patriots varsity football team’s impressive season came to end Friday night at the hands of La Salle … Read More
Vaccines for Portsmouth, Little Compton students ages 16-18 on May 7
PORTSMOUTH — High school students ages 16 to 18 from Portsmouth and Little Compton may register for a COVID-19 vaccine, the first … Read More
Urban buyers have been moving out to the 'country'
It’s been just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, shaking up lives around the globe. One phenomenon now becoming a … Read More
Sakonnet area police chiefs comment after Derek Chauvin verdict
SAKONNET AREA — We asked the Little Compton and Tiverton police chiefs for their thoughts after last week’s guilty verdicts … Read More
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Obituaries
Melissa S. Helger, 36, Tiverton Melissa S. Helger, 36, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 23, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Kathleen M. Helger of Tiverton and Kevin Lacroix of Fall …
Pamela M. Clayton, 78, Portsmouth Pamela M. Claytor, 78, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 15, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Providence on Nov. 4, 1942, Pamela was the eldest …
Mardi Lynne Russell, 58, Westport Mardi Lynne Russell, 58, of Westport, passed away on April 12, 2021, surrounded her children, Robert (Allyssa and Robby), Molly, Austin, Christina, and Levi offering her love and prayers, words of …
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Sports
Portsmouth volleyball team swept out of playoffs (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ volleyball team was bounced from the playoffs Tuesday night by visiting Exeter-West Greenwich in straight sets. In a Division II …
Portsmouth jumps out early, holds off N. Kingstown 21-14 PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Patriots scored early and often before holding off North Kingstown for a 21-14 victory in a Division I football game Friday night at home. The …
Portsmouth sweeps Bay View in girls’ volleyball (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High varsity girls’ volleyball team improved its record to 6-1 in Division II in a sweet of Bay View at home Tuesday night, April 12.  The …
Portsmouth cruises to 35-6 Homecoming win PORTSMOUTH — In the first spring Homecoming game in school history, the Portsmouth Patriots scored four touchdowns in the first half against Cranston East on Sunday before taking their feet off …
Opinion
Letter: Taxing the rich — Don’t kill the golden goose

To the editor: I have recently received yet another mailer extolling the virtues of the latest move within the Legislature to tax the wealthy. I see this more as a revenge tax rather than a …

Letter: Is this truly a good place for a 150-foot Westport cell tower?

To the editor: The entire length of Drift Road is a Massachusetts Heritage Landcape of seven miles listed on Mass.gov.   Is a cell tower complete with chain link fence/concertina wire and …

Letter: Portsmouth school district is community’s crown jewel

To the editor: I would like to reinforce a statement that I made at the budget meeting last Tuesday. The Portsmouth public school district is the crown jewel of our community. It is the main …

Letter: Day of Prayer tradition carries special meaning in pandemic

To the editor: The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. This year marks the 70th anniversary …

Letter: TCI: Low cost, high benefit ways to target vehicle emissions

To the editor: I write concerning the letter you published on April 15 entitled ‘Transportation and Climate Initiative will hike fuel costs,’ from Larry Fitzmorris. Mr. Fitzmorris …

Letter: Tiverton residents, take a stand to save our schools

To the editor: To the people of Tiverton; please save our future. Please save your children’s future, your grandchildren’s future, all of our futures. In 2020, Tiverton Schools had 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.