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Kiley Finglas' 24 kills, powers Undefeated Westport past Bishop Connolly, twice

Undefeated Westport beat pesky Bishop Connolly twice last week to boost their record to 8-0 in the Mayflower Athletic Conference. The Wildcats came back to win a five setter, 3-2 (25-23, 18-25, …
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Threats, blockades prevent Little Compton land access, owner says
LITTLE COMPTON — A Little Compton resident told the Town Council last Thursday that her efforts to access property she has owned for … Read More
Tiverton Police: Drone’s demise, men in black hoodies
Tuesday, March 23 A 911 caller at Applecreek Apartments, Windwood Drive, reported children jumping up and down and making noise in … Read More
Incumbents prevail in Westport elections
WESTPORT — Incumbents were all winners in Westport’s local elections held Tuesday. For Board of Selectmen, with two seats … Read More
On a mission to save Walt’s Farm in Westport
Submitted by the Westport Land Conservation Trust ... The Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) is partnering with the Town of … Read More
Underclassmen fuel Wildcats to three straight 
The Westport girls soccer team has won three straight games to boost their record to 3-2 in the Mayflower Athletic Conference. The … Read More
Opponents urge rejection of Westport cell tower
Another debate, this one over three hours long, over a proposed AT&T … Read More

Obituaries
Pamela M. Clayton, 78, Portsmouth Pamela M. Claytor, 78, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 15, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Providence on Nov. 4, 1942, Pamela was the eldest …
Mardi Lynne Russell, 58, Westport Mardi Lynne Russell, 58, of Westport, passed away on April 12, 2021, surrounded her children, Robert (Allyssa and Robby), Molly, Austin, Christina, and Levi offering her love and prayers, words of …
Benjamin White III, Westport Benjamin (Terry) Vroom White III, died peacefully at home after a prolonged struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth (Poo) White; his siblings, …

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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.