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Portsmouth Abbey sailing team takes 4th at nationals

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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 — 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 […]

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BCWA rate plan upsets landlords, town councils

By   /  May 30, 2013  /  News  /  13 Comments

BCWA

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 […]

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Bristol’s new harbormaster to begin duties in June

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Coast Guard veteran Gregg Marsili serves as the new Town of Bristol Harbormaster.

After serving in the Coast Guard for 20 years, Chief Gregg Marsili will take on new duties as Bristol’s next harbormaster. After an extensive vetting process whittled down a field of 14 applicants to three qualified candidates, Mr. Marsili was chosen over interim harbormaster Matthew Calouro and David Sylvaria, Jr. As part of the hiring […]

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Barrington police looking for bookstore thief

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Police are looking for information about this woman (right) who allegedly stole more than $5,000 worth of jewelry from Barrington Books on May 28. The department is also investigating a new shoplifting case that took place on March 7 at the same store.

A woman with dark hair wearing black clothes reportedly stole more than $5,000 worth of Alex and Ani jewelry from Barrington Books on Tuesday, May 28. Police are looking for any information about the suspect. According to police detectives, the woman in black entered the store a little before 1:30 p.m. and was captured on […]

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Voter registration session is June 5

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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. […]

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Talk Light dampens Macomber’s lunchtime din

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

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 […]

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Portsmouth power outages possible Thursday, Friday

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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 […]

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Barrington affordable housing project set for hearing tonight

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palmer pointe-early sketch

The Barrington Planning Board will continue its public hearing for the proposed Palmer Pointe affordable housing development tonight, May 30, at 7 p.m. at the town hall. Tonight’s meeting will mark the second time the board has met to hear testimony regarding the master plan application for the 48-unit project, which has been proposed for […]

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Joan E. Trelease

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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 […]

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Emergency halt to tolls denied; but hearing next week could change outcome

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Sakonnet Bridge tolls

TIVERTON – PORTSMOUTH — A federal judge denied on Wednesday a request for a temporary restraining order brought to bring an immediate and temporary stop to work on the Sakonnet River Bridge tolling system, currently being installed by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. However, a hearing on a preliminary injunction to bring a […]

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