Monthly Archives: March 2013

Beverly C. Dunbar, 82, Warren

Beverly C. Dunbar, 82, of Warren, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Grace Barker Nursing Center in Warren. Born in Warwick, the daughter of the late Matthew F. and Pearl (Mowry) Dunbar, she was a payroll auditor for many years. Ms. Dunbar leaves her niece, Rachel Keith of Texas; two nephews, Sandy Donnelly of Virginia

Boulanger, Thomas

Thomas A. Boulanger, 50, Portsmouth

Thomas Adrien Boulanger, 50, of Portsmouth, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of 17 years to Lisa A. (Bienvenue) Boulanger. Thomas was born in Fall River, the son of Richard and Claire (Lavoie) Boulanger of Somerset. He graduated from Diman Regional Technical Vocational High School and

Six people displaced after Portsmouth house fire

PORTSMOUTH — Four adults and two children escaped from a fire that heavily damaged a two-family home Thursday night. “One of the families was put up by Red Cross — two adults,” said Elizabeth McDonald, director of emergency services for the Red Cross, on Friday. “The other family is staying with friends.” Fire department crews and apparatus

Town survey deadline is April 8; 1,300 replies so far

Westport residents have until Monday April 8, to express their opinions about the future of Westport in an online survey. The Planning Board announced the extension from March 31 to accommodate more residents. Over 1300 people have responded so far. As part of the process of updating the town’s 2004 Master Plan, the Westport Planning

Professor Bruce Marlowe

Making the grade: Is high stakes testing a measure of success? Or a roadblock?

The debate over high-stakes testing in general and the validity of the NECAP (New England Common Assesment Program) in particular, has been simmering for some time. We have been hearing educators complain about the necessity of “teaching to the test,” and parents with school-age children have witnessed first-hand the anxiety, administration-driven in the elementary grades,


Under the cork: Wines to enjoy with your Easter feast

Fattoria San Lorenzo 2011 “Vigna Di Gino” Verdicchio di Castello di Jesi. Le Marche, Italy Verdicchio is a grape from the Le Marche region of Italy, on the Adriatic coast, which has highly volcanic soil. Fattoria San Lorenzo has been passed down from father to son for multiple generations. Currently, Natalino Crognaletti is the owner,

North End group to meet this Sunday

The next monthly meeting of the Westport North End Neighborhood Association will take place on Sunday, April 7, at 1 p.m. in the American Legion Hall on Sanford Road. Topics will include public safety, voting regulations, get out the vote, State Road plans and the E911 disability forms. Questions or ideas can be submitted to

Canada geese have been leaving their mark all over Barrington's athletic fields.

Canada geese leave mark on Barrington fields

  At Barrington High School, outfielders on the baseball team need not worry only about opposing hitters and the possibility of a glaring mid-afternoon sun. They’ve got to watch their step, also. Across the high school athletic fields, springtime ballplayers are confronted with numerous piles of Canada goose excrement. School officials, like George Finn, the

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