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Sunday brush fire burns 55 acres in Tiverton 

TIVERTON — Firefighters from Tiverton and surrounding towns battled a raging brush fire for four hours Sunday in the woods off Christopher Avenue — roughly between Ranger School and the …

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Urban buyers have been moving out to the 'country'
It’s been just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, shaking up lives around the globe. One phenomenon now becoming a … Read More
Tavares elected Westport school chair, union seeks hiring involvement
WESTPORT — The Westport School Committee, at its April 15 meeting, elected Nancy Tavares to serve as its new chairwoman, and heard a … Read More
Sakonnet area police chiefs comment after Derek Chauvin verdict
SAKONNET AREA — We asked the Little Compton and Tiverton police chiefs for their thoughts after last week’s guilty verdicts … Read More
Old becomes new in renovation of 1700s farmhouse
    Nestled along a scenic main road in Little Compton, which is home to pastures and farms, horses and historic homes, sits a … Read More
Tiverton Police: Felony assault, beach fireworks arrest
Tuesday, April 6 Amfeny J. Ferreira, 23, of Providence, was arrested in charges of domestic simple assault and on an affidavit and … Read More
Holden goal lifts Wildcats over Upper Cape, 2-1
Ball girls stood draped in blankets and snow flurries blew across the field as Freshman wing Korynne Holden scored midway through the … Read More
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Obituaries
Doris C. Basel, 97, Dartmouth Doris C. (Normandeau) Basel, 97, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Alden Court Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was the wife of the late Fredric C. …
Alice May LaBerge, Westport Alice May (Allen) LaBerge, passed away peacefully, April 19, 2021, at Hathaway Manor in New Bedford. Alice was the daughter of the late David William Allen and Alice May (Brightman) Allen, and the …
Pauline Delia Duclos, 87, Westport Pauline Delia (Duperre) Duclos, 87, died peacefully on April 24, 2021, surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late Jean Baptiste and Claire (Paradise) Duperre, she was born in 1933 in Warren, …
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Sports
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, …
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 Wildcats began the season, 0-2, losing home and away games to Bishop Connolly.  But the team broke that streak by crushing Cape Cod Regional Tech, 9-0, at home on Tuesday, March 30, and they haven’t looked back.
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 …
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 Bridgewater at 4 p.m. and the girls play at West Bridgewater at 5:30 …
Opinion
Letter: We’re working to sort out Westport school tech issues

  To the editor: Over the past few weeks, all buildings in the district have experienced intermittent Wi-Fi, internet connectivity and phone issues. While the Westport Schools has since …

Letter: Is this truly a good place for a 150-foot Westport cell tower?

To the editor: The entire length of Drift Road is a Massachusetts Heritage Landcape of seven miles listed on Mass.gov.   Is a cell tower complete with chain link fence/concertina wire and …

Letter: Day of Prayer tradition carries special meaning in pandemic

To the editor: The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. This year marks the 70th anniversary …

Letter: Don’t blame waterfowl for Nanaquacket water quality woes

To the editor: Ever since a sign appeared on the shore of the Nanaquaket Pond inlet prohibiting the feeding of waterfowl, I have contemplated writing a letter in defense of the people who derive …

Letter: Why I decided to get a firearm

To the editor: Several years ago, it occurred to me that I wanted to take greater responsibility for my safety and that of my family. I am a daughter, sister, mother, and a registered nurse. As a …

April Country Letter: Ready for hummers

To the editor: So you know where your Hummingbird Feeder is and you have extra sugar to make your own nectar? (1 cup sugar boiled with 4 cups water – no red coloring needed). Well, good for …

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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.