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Westbound traffic flows improve, east side stalls with lane changes

PROVIDENCE — There's more than a hint of irony in the updated traffic figures for the Washington Bridge provided by state officials last week after they were forced to make dramatic alterations …
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Westport police search for missing girl
Westport police are trying to locate a local girl reported missing early Thursday morning. Lilyana Gorman, 14, was last seen … Read More
Vehicles destroyed in Westport fire
A truck and SUV were destroyed and a home damaged in an early morning fire on Forge Road Sunday. Firefighters were called to the scene … Read More
Westport police logs: Two arrests this week
Monday, July 1 A noise complaint came in from Washington Street at 12:16 a.m. Police tried but were unable to serve a … Read More
Bridge counselors coyly answer questions about their investigation
PROVIDENCE — It's likely the general public will not get all of the information it would expect and want to know about the … Read More
Westport looks to organize as offshore wind project moves ahead
It would be years before its impacts would be felt in Westport, if ever. But with so much on the line environmentally and … Read More
Stresses, strains associated with bridge project likely led to lack of bids
PROVIDENCE — The stresses and strains associated with such a significant and scrutinized project are what state officials believe to … Read More
Obituaries
Joseph F. Stankiewicz, 73, Little Compton Joseph F. Stankiewicz, 73, of Little Compton, unexpectedly passed away at home on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. He was the husband of Susan (Fish) Stankiewicz. Mr. Stankiewicz was born in Fall River, …
John E. Bettencourt, Sr., 99, Dartmouth John Eugene Bettencourt, 99, of Dartmouth, passed away late on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy K. (Rose) Bettencourt. Born and raised in Dartmouth on the …
Lee Gardner, 88 Lee Gardner played his last chukka Oct. 22, 2022. He lived a full 88 years, leaving behind his wife, Polly, and four beautiful daughters. He was an animal lover, bird lover, a botanist, …
Nancy M. Dawson, Westport Nancy M. Dawson, 82, of Westport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. She was the loving wife of Alec B. Dawson, OBE, and mother of Bruce S Dawson, David A. …

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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.