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Two face multiple gun and drug charges following Tiverton car stop

Two Massachusetts residents are being held without bail after officers found a large quantity of suspected fentanyl and crack cocaine, as well as a gun and other weapons, during a traffic stop on …
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Westport voters up allowed size of accessory apartments
Westport will ease size restrictions on in-law apartments, following a vote last week that zoning board members hope will make it … Read More
Westport toughens cell tower requirements
Telecommunications construction companies must now seriously consider alternative sites when they propose building cellular telephone … Read More
Westport voters reject 'overly restrictive' sign by-law amendments
Voters at Tuesday's Town Meeting soundly rejected a proposed change to Westport's sign by-laws that many feared could restrict their … Read More
James, Wildcats nine crush Holbrook 14-4
Clean up hitter Connor James bashed four hits, drove in four runs and scored four runs to lead the Westport baseball team as they … Read More
Singles players sweep as tennis team beats Bishop Connolly
The Wildcats singles players swept their matches as the Westport girls tennis team beat up Bishop Connolly 4-1 during a home match on … Read More
Offshore wind farm proposes cable connection through Sakonnet River, Mt. Hope Bay
The project developer contends it will generate enough clean energy to power 800,000 homes, and will plug into the grid that serves … Read More
Obituaries
Rene R. Parent, Westport After a long battle with asbestos lung disease, Rene Raymond Parent (“Cap”) of Westport passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving and caring family on May 4, 2022. …
Carolyn Columbia Cody, 97, Westport Carolyn Columbia Cody passed away on Monday, April 11, 2022, at the age of 97. She was the wife of the late William P. Cody. Born at home in 1925 to Frank Peter Columbia and Amber Earle (Hammond) …
Robert D. “Pops” Erickson, 94, Westport Robert D. “Pops” Erickson, 94, of Westport, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Georgianna (Carreiro) Erickson. Born …
Frank John Kubik Jr., 85, Westport Frank John Kubik Jr. passed away on Jan. 26, 2022. Born on Oct. 6, 1936, in Islip, N.Y., to Frank John Kubik and Olga Holobowitz Kubik. He was one of two sons and was predeceased by his elder …

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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.