Please support our local news coverage

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the local economy — and many of the advertisers who support our work — to a near standstill. During this unprecedented challenge, we continue to make our coronavirus coverage free to everyone at eastbayri.com - we believe it is our mission is to deliver vital information to our communities. If you believe local news is essential, especially during this crisis, please consider supporting our work by subscribing or donating. 

Donate Here                              Subscribe here
The Latest News

Westport out hustles West Bridgewater, 70-52, for MAC title

The Westport basketball team out hustled, out quicked and out muscled West Bridgewater, 70-52, for the Mayflower Athletic Conference Championship in front of a small crowd of parents and media at the …
The Latest News
Last call for Lil' Bear
TIVERTON — Transformation to a considerably younger crowd is in the works for a landmark Tiverton watering hole. Portsmouth’s … Read More
Tiverton Police: Search turns up missing man
Monday, Feb. 8 A Lawton Avenue resident called 911 to report threats made at 8:35 am. Police went to Oakland Street at 10:32 am … Read More
Westport boys and girls play in their Mayflower Athletic Conference Championships tonight
The Westport High School boys and girls teams play second round playoff games tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 23. The boys host West … Read More
Many homeowners are choosing to invest in their nests
In real estate, Covid has changed a lot — buyers are fleeing cities and our coastal communities are a popular landing spot, driving … Read More
It’s a great time to sell! You can say that again
Last year was a great time to sell a home. By all indications, this year could be even better. With listings seemingly at an … Read More
Why the 2021 real estate market looks a lot like 2020
    Did the real estate market undergo a seismic shift in 2020? Or did it ride a rogue wave that is still cresting here in … Read More

Obituaries
Richard K. Mason, 88, Westport Richard K. Mason, 88, of Westport, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital.  He was the husband of Ann (Erickson) Mason. Born in Greenfield, Mass., he was …
Nathaniel B. Atwater Sr., 85, Little Compton Nathaniel Bartlett Atwater Sr., age 85, of Little Compton, Rhode Island, died on February 11, 2021. He was born on January 26, 1936, to David Hay Atwater and Eleanor Bartlett Atwater in Tiverton, …
Muriel A. Perry, 88, Fall River, formerly of Westport Muriel A. (Sisson) Perry, 88, of Fall River, passed away peacefully, at home with her family by her side on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.  She was the former wife of the late Joseph Perry …

2021 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Jim McGaw

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.