Monthly Archives: August 2013


The USA-England polo rivalry continues this weekend, in Portsmouth

The USA-England polo rivalry continues this weekend, in Portsmouth

Team USA will be defending its victory from last season in the Newport International Polo Series, continuing the polo rivalry between the two nations that began in Newport in 1886. Back then, it was first international sporting competition of its kind, predating the modern-day Olympics, and that famous tournament called the Westchester Cup has been contested 17 times over the

Hank and Tiina Liiv are moved by the tribute paid to them by International Manufacturing Services employees Friday afternoon. The couple founded the company, which produces chip resistors used in electronics circuits, back in 1974.

High-tech Portsmouth company pays tribute to founders

PORTSMOUTH — Before H. Henry and Tiina Liiv retired last year from International Manufacturing Services (IMS), which they founded nearly four decades ago, they talked about always wanting a flagpole installed at the high-tech company located on  Schoolhouse Lane. They got their wish Friday, when employees celebrating a company picnic surprised them with not only a

School Superintendent Kathryn Crowley talking about the school budget last year.

Little Compton students start again, in modular classrooms

LITTLE COMPTON — The new school year that starts here next Tuesday, Sept. 3, promises to be eventful, on many fronts — construction, technological innovation, curriculum change and assessment. And a few more students may enroll. The buildings  “Renovation of the Wilbur & McMahon School is about 50 percent done,” said School Committee Chairman Donald

Fort Barton students on parade in a recent year.

Tiverton schools open with extra class of first graders

TIVERTON — Tiverton schools start Thursday, Aug. 29, with a new  first grade class at Fort Barton to accommodate an increase in first graders who’ve enrolled, a new math curriculum, and a new $650,000 sewer system coming online in about two weeks. About the additional first graders, Tiverton School Superintendent William Rearick  said, “right now

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Barbara J. (Darezzo) McGinn, 83, Bristol

Barbara J. (Darezzo) McGinn, 83, of Windward Lane, died peacefully on Aug. 28, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Richard J. McGinn and the late Charles R. Rupp. Born in Barrington, a daughter of the late Nicola and Josephine (Bagaglia) Darezzo, she lived in Bristol for 30 years.

Howard Morse, Bristol

Howard Morse, of Bristol, formerly of Amherst, N.H., died peacefully on Aug. 13, 2013.  Howard was the husband of Ann Morse, to whom he had been married for 56 years, and the father of Nesha Morse and Liz Beth Walker of Ribera, N.M., Carolyn James of Providence, and Bill and Julie Morse of Concord, N.H. 

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Catherine A. Walsh, formerly of Newport

Born in Warwick, she was the daughter of the late William F.Varr and Rachel Felton Varr.  Mrs. Walsh graduated from Bryant University and earned a Master’s of Business degree from Providence College. She had a rewarding and dedicated career of distinguished professional service for over 20 years at Shea HS in Pawtucket. She also taught