Monthly Archives: May 2013

Portsmouth Abbey sailors at the ISSA Team Race Nationals in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. In the back row (from left) are Michael Madigan '13, Frank Loughran '15, Andrew Sheerin '15, Graham Kilvert '15 (Barrington) and Hugh MacGillivray '14 (Portsmouth). In the front row (from left) are Peter Barlow '13 (Warren), Abby Byrne '14, Bailey Carter ’15 and Derek Poon Tip '15.

Portsmouth Abbey sailing team takes 4th at nationals

Portsmouth Abbey sailing team takes 4th at nationals

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Abbey’s sailing team finished fourth at last weekend’s Interscholastic Sailing Association’s (ISSA) Team Race Nationals, held in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., marking the best finish ever for a Ravens team in any sport. The Abbey sailors competed in 420s over two days against 11 of the top high school teams from around the


BCWA rate plan upsets landlords, town councils

Town councilors in Warren and Bristol — and apparently, plenty of landlords — are upset about a proposed change at the Bristol County Water Authority that would make landlords responsible for their tenants’ water bills, and would place leins upon property owners when their tenants skip out without paying. Councilors in Bristol are instructing BCWA

Voter registration session is June 5

The Westport Board of Registrar of Voters will hold a registration session for residents not yet registered to vote so that they may qualify to vote in the special state election to be held on June 25. The registration session will be June 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 816 Main Road.

Macomber School first kindergarteners and teachers show what to do when the light turns yellow or red.

Talk Light dampens Macomber’s lunchtime din

For Westport kindergarteners, red light means but one thing — ‘Ssshhhh.’ A new ‘Talk Light,’ installed this week by police and firefighters, works wonders at keeping lunchtime decibels bearable in the Macomber School cafeteria. “With 119 kindergarten students all having their lunch at the same time, it can get pretty loud at times,” said Tracy

Portsmouth power outages possible Thursday, Friday

PORTSMOUTH — National Grid has warned of power outages Thursday and Friday, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael P. O’Brien. “The probability of a power outage has been classified at ‘low’ and notification has been made out of an abundance of caution,” he said. The cause is that ISO New England, a provider of electricity


Joan E. Trelease

Navy captain, served in two wars; hospice nurse Joan E. (Walsh) Trelease, 71, entered into eternal life on Monday, May 27, 2013. Born in Boston, she was a daughter of the late Dr. James T. and Dr. Phyllis Walsh-Sullivan and the step-daughter of the late Dan Sullivan. Joan was a United States Navy veteran of