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Westport weekend marred by three bad crashes on Rt. 177
Three accidents on American Legion Highway (Route 177) damaged vehicles and sent several people to the hospital over the weekend, … Read More
Final Common Fence Point 5 Miler in Portsmouth called ‘bittersweet’
PORTSMOUTH — The Common Fence Point 5 Miler went out with a bang. The 16th and last running of the annual race, a benefit for the … Read More
Westport author writes ‘In the Wake of the Willows’
WESTPORT — It took a most painful mishap to get him moving, but Westport’s Frederick Thurber has finally written a book. He’d … Read More
Westport American Legion celebrates a century
Its ranks may have aged some, but the work done by Westport’s American Legion, James Morris Post #145, is as important today as it … Read More
Calico catch — boat brings home colorful lobster
The offshore lobster boat Sakonnet Lobster II returned home Sunday with a most colorful specimen among its catch — an extremely rare … Read More
Tiverton councilors Katz and Coulter go to recall vote
TIVERTON — After weeks of petition and signature gathering activity that began back in April, the Tiverton Board of Canvassers (BOC) … Read More
Obituaries
William Monahan, 77, Adamsville William Monahan, 77, of Adamsville, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019.  He was the husband of Margo (Cochrane) Monahan. Born in Newark, NJ, son of the late Christopher F. and Elizabeth …
Robert C. Samuels, 81, Westport Robert C. Samuels, Esq., 81 died peacefully Saturday, August 3, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family.  Bob was born on May 14, 1938, in Providence, the son of the late Ralph M. and Dorothy …
Dorothy E. Wall, 90, Westport Dorothy E. (Williams) Wall, 90, of Westport, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at St. Anne’s Hospital, Fall River. She was the wife of the late Earl W. Wall. Born in Fall River, she was …

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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.