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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
New food pantry director takes the lead in a time of need
As a longtime volunteer at the East Bay Food Pantry, Emily Mushen knew the organization well, so when the prior director decided to … 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 …

Little Compton Historical Society needs help digging

Since June, Little Compton Historical Society workers have uncovered more than 1,000 artifacts from a 180-square foot construction trench at the Wilbor House, the society's headquarters on …
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Kristin Todd May 26, 1977 – November 30, 2022 |HAMILTON, MA – Kristin Ann (Guida) Todd, 45, of Hamilton, MA, beloved wife of Matthew Patrick Todd, passed away November 30th, 2022, at Beverly Hospital w
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
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Sports
Pacheco and Mercer pace Tiverton runners at class meet Sophomore Ellery Pacheco placed eighth with a time of 20:30.1 in the RI Class Championships at Ponaganset on Saturday. “I’m really happy with the outcome. This is what I wanted,” …
Gallery: Portsmouth, Tiverton cross country teams TIVERTON — Teams from LaSalle Academy were the winners of both the boys’ and girls’ Metropolitan Division cross country meet held Monday, Sept. 26, over the 3.1-mile layout on and …
RIFAC athletes complete busy summer, start new season EAST PROVIDENCE — The new month marked a new season for the athletes at the city-bases Rhode Island Fencing Academy, who took part in the Boston Fencing Club sponsored Regional Junior/Cadet …
Tigers crush Bay View 7-0 in home opener Senior captain Sam Gacioch and senior Abby Parella each netted a hat trick as the Tiverton field hockey team crushed St. Mary Academy-Bay View 7-0 in the home opener on Thursday evening. The win …
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.