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Portsmouth shut out by visiting North Kingstown in soccer

PORTSMOUTH — Led by Ellie Bishop’s four goals, the visiting North Kingstown Skippers shut out Portsmouth High in a Division I varsity soccer matchup on Friday, Sept. 17. The …

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Skepticism greets plan for senior complex in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Christian Belden barely got to take a breath last week while leading an informational session about his nonprofit’s … Read More
Buddemeyer resigns from Portsmouth Town Council
PORTSMOUTH — Michael Buddemeyer has announced he is resigning his unexpired term on the Town Council. Read More
Man charged with violating 3rd no-contact order in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — A Fall River man was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 8, and charged with violating a domestic no-contact order, his third … Read More
Portsmouth High girls' tennis team off to a great start
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity tennis team has started its season strong with home wins over Narragansett … Read More
Portsmouth Police charge man with 4th DUI offense
PORTSMOUTH — A 32-year-old Middletown man was taken into custody on Wednesday, Sept. 8, and charged with his fourth … Read More
Grant supports management of Portsmouth AgInnovation Farm
PORTSMOUTH — The Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District (ERICD) recently received a grant to support its agricultural-education … Read More
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Obituaries
Waclawa Olczykowska, 88, Tiverton Waclawa (Warda) Olczykowska, “Vatcha”, age 88, of Tiverton, quietly passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the home she shared with her daughter, Joanna Krystman and son-in-law, …
Faith Ellen Peckham, 83, Tiverton Faith Ellen Peckham, 83, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, died peacefully in her sleep on September 16, 2021. She was born in Fall River, Massachusetts to the late John and Mabel (Little) Mercer and was …
Joanne R. West, 80, Portsmouth Joanne R. West, 80, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away on September 2, 2021 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of William E. West.  Joanne was born in Providence to John and Jennie …
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Sports
Portsmouth defeats Rogers in Injury Fund game, 35-6 NEWPORT — The Portsmouth High School varsity football team made easy work of Rogers during a pre-season Injury Fund game Friday night, winning 35-6. The game was originally scheduled to be …
In Portsmouth: Teaching the history, culture behind the sport PORTSMOUTH — Alfie Jacques stood before a rapt audience of young lacrosse players — some as young as kindergarten-age — at Glen Farm last week, but he didn’t …
Portsmouth High Athletic Hall of Fame names latest honorees PORTSMOUTH — Some more legendary Portsmouth High School athletes from years past will be recognized during the fourth annual Portsmouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in …
Portsmouth High students compete in Outdoor Nationals PORTSMOUTH — A few track athletes from Portsmouth High School made it to the big time when they competed in the Outdoor Nationals held at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus …
Opinion
Letter: Vote ‘yes’ Nov. 2 on Portsmouth school facilities bond

To the editor: I support the Portsmouth schools facilities bond even though I don’t have children. I have enjoyed living in Portsmouth for the past 68 years. I live in a neighborhood of …

Letter: Dog owners: Please be responsible with your pets

To the editor: I felt compelled to write so hopefully I can help to avoid another dog (or perhaps a child) from encountering a loose dog in the neighborhood.  While walking our dog on a …

Letter: Comparing troops’ exit to Jan. 6 was ridiculous, insulting

To the editor: I was in complete agreement with a recent opinion written by Mr. G. Burman concerning the exit of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. That is, until his comparison of the Taliban with the …

Letter: Rebuild Stone Bridge, take control of Teddy’s Beach

To the editor: It is time for 02871 to step up and rebuild the Stone Bridge abutment in Island Park. It is time for 02871 to step up and take control of Teddy’s Beach in Island Park. To …

Letter: Lawmakers right to seek stop to broadband monopoly

To the editor: The efforts by the Newport County state delegation should be applauded as the status quo of a monopoly provider providing unreliable and exorbitantly expensive landline broadband …

Letter: Editorial on mask wearing for children had it right

I usually read East Bay Newspapers’ editorials. Sometimes I agree; sometimes I don’t. But I have never found myself so totally pleased or displeased with an editorial position …

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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.