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Westport high schoolers resurrect student paper

A group of Westport high school students has re-invented the school's old newspaper, and staff members are working on their winter edition after publishing their first quarterly edition in …
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Brodeur scores 50 in wins over Atlantis Charter, Holbrook
The Westport basketball team came back to sink Atlantis Charter School 66-62 on Monday and crushed Holbrook 74-57 on Wednesday to … Read More
Wildcats return to pulverizing their opponents
The Westport girls basketball team returned to pulverizing their opponents after losing a close contest to West Bridgewater last … Read More
Westport opens the doors at 'new' school
Fifteen months after opening its doors to students,Westport got its first run of its new $97 million Middle High School Saturday … Read More
Westport paramedics deliver baby in ambulance
Westport's youngest resident arrived a bit early Saturday afternoon, barreling down the highway somewhere in the vicinity of Old … Read More
Boudria scores 23 as Wildcats sink West Bridgewater 48-45
Owen Boudria scored 23 points as the Wildcats came back to beat West Bridgewater 48-45 in their first league game of the season in a … Read More
Westport police arrest woman on warrant following car stop
Monday, Jan. 9 An accident was reported on American Legion Highway (6:49 a.m.), A resident from Boysenberry Lane reported … Read More
Obituaries
Joseph F. Stankiewicz, 73, Little Compton Joseph F. Stankiewicz, 73, of Little Compton, unexpectedly passed away at home on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. He was the husband of Susan (Fish) Stankiewicz. Mr. Stankiewicz was born in Fall River, …
John E. Bettencourt, Sr., 99, Dartmouth John Eugene Bettencourt, 99, of Dartmouth, passed away late on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy K. (Rose) Bettencourt. Born and raised in Dartmouth on the …
Lee Gardner, 88 Lee Gardner played his last chukka Oct. 22, 2022. He lived a full 88 years, leaving behind his wife, Polly, and four beautiful daughters. He was an animal lover, bird lover, a botanist, biologist, …
Nancy M. Dawson, Westport Nancy M. Dawson, 82, of Westport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. She was the loving wife of Alec B. Dawson, OBE, and mother of Bruce S Dawson, David A. …

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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.