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Little Compton Police: Domestic assault charged

Tuesday, Jan. 12 Police conducted a well-being check at a West Main Road residence at 5:36 am. Wednesday, Jan. 13 At 6:49 am, police went to the intersection of Fairfields Drive and West …
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Tiverton Police: Rollover leads to DUI charge; maskless at library
Monday, Jan. 4 Police checked the area of Warren Avenue at 9:02 am after receiving a call about trucks using the road illegally as … Read More
West Place says goodbye to beloved Bobbert
Alpaca was Tiverton sanctuary’s foremost ambassador, resident character   By Bruce Burdett West Place Animal Sanctuary bid … Read More
Board of Selectmen report: Drift Road guardrails, Covid report, East Beach 'stuff'
WESTPORT — Debate over a controversial new guardrail on Drift Road will continue at the next Board of Selectmen meeting in an effort … Read More
Little Compton Police: Trespassing hunters sought
Monday, Jan. 4 After a traffic stop on Crandall Road at 12:04 pm revealed that the car was not registered, the vehicle was towed … Read More
Westport man charged with assaulting infant
Westport Police have announced the arrest yesterday, Tuesday, Jan. 12, of a 32-year-old Westport man in connection with an ongoing … Read More
Tiverton Police: Nearly 50 traffic stops on New Year’s Eve 
Monday, Dec. 28 A Brayton Road resident notified police that someone had filed for unemployment in her name. Nicole B. Leduc, … Read More

Obituaries
Ann Elizabeth Fairbanks Brown , 79, Tiverton Ann Brown, 79, died Saturday January 9, 2021 at her home in South Tiverton. Mrs. Brown was born April 17, 1941 in Lowell, Massachusetts, daughter of the late John Fairbanks and Faye Stacy …
Leonard A. Moniz, 79, Westport Leonard A. Moniz, 79, of Westport, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Southpointe Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fall River.  He was the husband of Ruth M. (Pires) …
John Patrick Moran Jr., Westport John Patrick Moran Jr., born December 5, 1938 in New Bedford, died on January 5, 2021, peacefully in his sleep next to his wife Sarah J. Moran of 32 years. He was the son of the late John P. Moran …

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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.