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Tiverton police: Six arrests, man cited for junk cars

Monday, April 1 A caller from Linda Road complained of the sound of blasting just after 12:30 p.m. Manuel Calvao, 71, of 228 Irvington St., New Bedford, was charged with vandalism after …
Tiverton reval: Property values up 22 to 47 percent
As property assessment notices arrive in mailboxes this month, Tiverton taxpayers might experience some sticker shock as they compare … Read More
Anglers balk at fishing restrictions proposed in Tiverton
A steady stream of fishermen gave the Tiverton Town Council an earful Monday night over proposed ordinance changes that would restrict … Read More
Green Oceans’ suit against Revolution Wind dismissed
A Newport County Superior Court judge last week ruled against the local citizens group Green Oceans, which had sued to prevent … Read More
Protests filed for Sakonnet River LNG pipeline
A Canadian energy company subsidiary is proposing to replace a 70-year-old liquefied natural gas transmission pipe under the Sakonnet … Read More
Coach charged with assaulting boy at youth basketball game
The coach of a basketball team competing in Tiverton over the weekend has been charged with assaulting a 15-year-old player. Adam … Read More
Portsmouth woman charged with cruelty to animals
PORTSMOUTH — A 51-year-old Portsmouth woman has been charged with cruelty to animals.   At about 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, … Read More
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Kinnanes honored as world's shortest St. Paddy's Day parade nears

State Representative Michelle McGaw  (District 71, Tiverton, Little Compton and Portsmouth) had special guests when the House celebrated St. Patrick's Day Thursday: Organizers of the world's …

'World's shortest' parade is in just over a week — here's what's new

Adamsville turns green Sunday afternoon, March 17, when the village hosts its third annual “World’s Shortest St. Paddy’s Day parade.” Afterwards, there will be corned beef and cabbage …

Tiny parade, huge day in Adamsville

Chuck Kinnane loves organizing the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade , which this year runs Sunday, March 17 in Adamsville. But his wife jokes that it's all she ever hears about. …
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Obituaries
Lawrence Krause III Lawrence Matthew Krause III, 48, of Putnam, CT, formerly of Bristol, RI, died unexpectedly, April 6, 2024 at home. Born in Newport, he was a son of Lawrence M. Jr, and Susanne (Stafford) Krause of Bri
Peter Bennett Peter Bennett, resident of Fort Pierce, FL, passed away on April 6th at age 85. Peter was born in Framingham, MA, on March 19th, 1939. After graduating high school in Barrington, RI, in June 1957, he
Alice Longo Alice Callanan Longo, 86, of Bristol, R.I., and formerly of Warren, R.I. peacefully passed away Saturday, April 6. She was the wife of the late Anthony Longo, to whom she was married for 67 years. Bor
Sports
RIDEM stock ponds in anticipation of 2024 trout season A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 …
RI Hockey Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2024   The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled recently between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears …
Tiverton falls to high powered Moses Brown in quarterfinals The Tiverton girls basketball team fell to high powered Moses Brown 65-34 in the Division II quarterfinals in Providence on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who dropped to 11-11, won their initial playoff …
Deldeo nets 16 as Tigers beat Coventry 41-31 in playoffs Jenna Deldeo scored 16 points as the Tiverton girls basketball team beat Coventry 41-31 in a D-II home playoff game on Friday night. The Tigers, who ended the regular season with a record of 11-10, …
Opinion
Letter: Concerns about the Mt. Hope Bridge

The failure of the Washington Street Bridge has been extensively reported. It seems there may also be reasons to raise questions about the Mt. Hope Bridge.

Letter: Dredging the Sakonnet River is a mistake

Dredging in the Sakonnet should be prevented and the attendant difficulties in bringing ashore the power cables returned to Massachusetts where they belong.

Letter: History’s lesson: Our strength lies in diversity

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI): These ideas are anathema to white Christian nationalists who fear losing their “rightful place” and their power and authority in America. DEI …

Letter: Parade was a moment of brightness and joy

Adamsville was a sea of many shades of green on Sunday, March 17 for the start of the marvelous and amazing, but very short, St.Patrick’s Day parade. There was not a grumpy face to be …

Letter: Moving forward with required dredging would be a mistake

It is astonishing that these engineering experts don't seem to know exactly what is on the ocean floor of our waterways after the past 100 years of dumping our untreated waste there.

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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.