Back Eddy: We dare you!

WESTPORT — For the 18th time, Westport’s Back Eddy restaurant challenges brave souls to leap from their dock into the nippy Westport River on New Year’s Day. The dock float is in the water, …
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For rescued sheep, a better home for the holidays

Three sheep, among nearly six dozen refugees from the Westport animal cruelty case to wind up at Tiverton’s West Place Animal Sanctuary, greet visitors on Christmas Eve morning. Kirstin Burdett photo

Donna Silvia gets 8-10 years for organizing pinky finger hit

For her role as ringleader in a team effort that resulted in one of her employees getting a finger cut off, Westport resident Donna Silvia will spend the next eight to ten years in a Massachusetts …

Hoping for a White Christmas in the East Bay? Keep dreaming

Residents in the East Bay hoping for a white Christmas are likely to be disappointed as temperatures are expected to remain above freezing this weekend. Christmas Eve won't be a dry day, but it …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in recent days in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 18 Robbins Drive — $540,000 61 Adams Point Road — $430,000 57 3rd St. — …

RIDOT receives six bids for old Sakonnet Bridge demolition

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — The R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it received six bids for the demolition of the old Sakonnet River Bridge across the Sakonnet River …

Court orders brewery to curtail some events

WESTPORT — A court order has forced Buzzards Bay Brewing to call a halt to gatherings and entertainment in its warehouse and brewing area. The brewery, located at 98 Horseneck Road, announced …
Obituaries
N. Darrell Harvey III, 88, Little Compton

N. Darrell Harvey III, 88, of Little Compton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Maire (Garvey) Harvey. Born in Fall River, a son of …

Kathleen M. Helger, 63, Tiverton

Tyler White, Gooseberry Island, Westport

William Nightingale Makepeace, 91, Little Compton

Alfred J. Archambault, Waxahachie, Texas

Sarah Ann Bundy, 73, Little Compton

Francisco M. Silva, 84, Little Compton

Thomas E. Deschene, 65, Adamsville

Sports
Portsmouth edges North Kingstown on the ice, 3-2

PORTSMOUTH — Late-game heroics from senior defensemen Noah McHugh proved to be just enough as the Portsmouth boys’ hockey team defeated North Kingstown 3-2 Tuesday night at the …

Portsmouth beats Dartmouth, primes for regular season

Portsmouth sets offensive record for Thanksgiving Day rivalry

Hawks jump out early, beat Portsmouth in D-I semis, 47-27

Portsmouth advances to semis with wild win over Thunderbolts

Things to Do
Enjoying ‘lobster’ on a cod budget

The New Year brings cold weather, quiet after the holiday revelry, and cutting back. After splurging on holiday presents, it’s time to tighten our budgets a little. This recipe for Mock Lobster …

Christmas Concert at Bliss Four Corners Church Sunday

Comfort food doesn’t get any better than a braise

Sakonnet holiday celebration begins this weekend

Halloween parade in Portsmouth on Monday

Opinion
Letter: Vote yes on Question 7

To the editor: There isn’t a need more basic than having a place to call home. Unfortunately, too many Rhode Islanders struggle to find a home or apartment that they can reasonably afford, …

Editorial: Vote YES on 6

Letter: Make a commitment to end domestic violence

Letter: Alliance helps give peace a chance

Editorial: Face facts — Climate Change is real

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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.