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A Westport motorist whose car struck and killed a Fall River woman in a crosswalk Sunday has been cited for several offenses including failure to remain hands free while utilizing a cell phone while … more
Malcolm E. Beattie, 68, of Tiverton, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at home surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Alice (Wordell) Beattie. Born in Fall River, he was son … more
To the editor: On Tuesday, July 28, William Barr, attorney general of the United States of America, was relentlessly questioned by Democrats on the House Judicial Committee for five … more
Here in Bristol we are distracted by flag controversies, disgruntled third-party politics and small-mentality. It is said that all politics is local, so I hope that we are able to see clearly what is … more
I have refrained from writing letters to the editor for many different reasons. But today I was motivated to do so. ‘Why,” you may ask? What changed? It’s quite simple. I watched … more
Monday, July 20 Police and firefighters were called to Ocean Drive for a 6:52 am 911 hangup call that proved to be accidental. At 1:43 pm, a cell phone found on Shaw Road was dropped off at the … more
To the editor: I wish you could be with me to walk through the Back 40. The paths are rimmed with dainty Queen Anne’s lace and the tall grasses that look like tiny bulrushes. Joe Pye has … more
Monday, July 20 Courtney L. Raposa, 38, of Fall River, was arrested on charges of failure to stop for an accident involving a damaged vehicle and driving without a license at 8:30 pm on Stafford … more
To the editor:One day last fall, before our world changed when people still had contact with each other, I was about to enter my house after working out in my garden. I was dirty and tired. Two … more
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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.