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A sea of green in Adamsville

What it lacked in length, Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade in Adamsville made up for in spirit. Main Street was lined two and three deep as the 89-foot procession stepped off just after 2 p.m., …
One injured when car drives into building in Westport
One person sustained minor injuries when a car drove into a building Friday morning at Forge Road and Route 177. The Westport fire and … Read More
Offshore wind forum in Little Compton set for Monday
LITTLE COMPTON — Rep. Michelle McGaw (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton) and the Rhode Island State Committee of the … Read More
Westport zoning head won't resign after all
The chairman of the Westport Zoning Board of Review has rescinded his resignation, after members of the select board apologized … Read More
Woman charged with assaulting Westport police officer
A Westport woman faces numerous charges after she allegedly assaulted a police officer investigating a road rage incident on Route 177 … Read More
Sutton ends Wildcats super season 46-35 in Elite 8
The teary Westport girls basketball team received hugs from teammates, family and friends after falling to Sutton 46-35 in a defensive … Read More
Adamsville parade is Saturday, and it's still short
If the Irish saying goes that 'Two people shorten the road,' does a whole parade of people do the same? Adamsville will find out … Read More
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'World's shortest' St. Patrick's Day parade returns

Save Saturday, March 18 on your calendar — this could only take a few minutes. The "World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade" is coming back, a year after the Kinnane brothers of …

Two offshore wind forums scheduled in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The CFP Arts Wellness Community Hall, 933 Anthony Road, is the site for two upcoming information forums on the topic of offshore wind. “Offshore Wind and the Sakonnet …

Westport's new middle high school open for tours Saturday

If you haven't taken a tour through Westport's new Middle High School, Saturday's a good chance. The cutting edge school, which opened in September 2021, is now firing on all cylinders, with much …
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Aging Adults - Incorporate These Five Habits to Live Your Best Life

Yes, you can change.  Creating healthy habits can be done at any age. And while adopting the 5 habits listed below won’t make you look like a 20 year old (unless your actually 20) – …

Marion Morrison A bright light in the world went dark on Sunday March 19th |Marion "Gunky" Craig Morrison passed peacefully surrounded by her husband and their three children following a cardiac event the prior week.
Ernest Hirsch Ernest George Hirsch, age 93, of the Village at Willow Crossing in Mansfield, former longtime resident of Foxborough and Westport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 30, 2022, surrounded by his
Lynn Reynolds In Loving Memory|Beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and friend, Lynn Marie (Nieuwlandt) Reynolds passed away at the age of 77, on February 11, 2023. Lynn was born on March 16, 194
Westport sinks Ayer Shirley 62-47, advances to Elite 8 Captains Sarah Perry, Leah Sylvain and Korynne Holden combined for 42 points as the Westport girls basketball team beat Ayer Shirley 62-47 in the Sweet 16 at the high school gymnasium on Tuesday …
RIFC names Smith as franchise’s first head coach, general manager PAWTUCKET — Khano Smith has been named the first head coach and general manager for Rhode Island Football Club, the expansion franchise announced in a release Wednesday, March 8. Smith is a …
End of an era for Westport in Sweet 16 loss Tears rolled down Owen Boudria’s cheeks. His face was red as he walked from the locker room back to the court. It wasn't just the end of the game, nor the end of the season, it was an end of an …
Wildcats dominate St. John Paul II 55-29, move on to Sweet 16 Cuts     Wildcats dominate St. John Paul II 55-29, move on to Sweet 16 Story and photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.  Leah Sylvain scored 22 points as the Westport girls …
Letter: I want wind power to work — but what if it doesn't?

Growing up I had many lively debates with my dad at the dinner table. He always told me that to be effective in communicating your position, you have to not only understand the other side, but be …

Letter: Offshore wind opponent is using the same old playbook

Ms. Quattrocki's latest installment in her series on the dangers of renewable wind power, "Don't short circuit our environmental laws", has upped the hysteria on the whale-death-by-wind-farms …

Letter: Many questions, few answers on Revolution Wind plan

With respect to recent articles and commentaries regarding the Revolution Wind project off the Rhode Island coast, I have a few questions that seem pretty obvious — and yet are proving …

Letter: Anti-windpower fears are completely overblown

Having spent most of my career on various industrial applications, I know a fair amount about power generation. I also live 200 feet from and frequently kayak on the Sakonnet River and, …

Letter: Fight GOP's tactics at the ballot box

Let’s take a look at the people in our country vilified by thought leaders on the far right of the Republican Party. The people they constantly vilify are Democrats, appointed and elected …

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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.