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Funds OK’d for upgrades to Portsmouth sports facilities

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Photo taken Tuesday shows one of the many surface cracks on the Portsmouth High School tennis courts. All the courts will be resurfaced as part of major upgrades of the school's athletic facilities.

PORTSMOUTH — “We have to ask ourselves in this day and age: Do we want a tennis team? Do we want a track team?” School Committee Chairman David Croston asked the Town Council Monday night. He got his answer when the council, in a 4-2 vote, added $2.5 million to the school budget for this […]

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Derelict dwellings in Tiverton: controversial new rules target empty houses

By   /  October 29, 2013  /  Government & Politics, Home & Garden, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Town Administrator James Goncalo stands in the tall grass in front of a Campion Avenue house that has been vacant for about three years.

TIVERTON — What began as a routine public hearing by the Town Council about a proposed vacant building ordinance on a recent Tuesday night turned into a rousing debate that sent the measure back for a rewrite. Opening the hearing, Town Solicitor Andrew Teitz, who had drafted the proposal at Town Administrator James Goncalo’s request, […]

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Three men charged after fight in Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Wednesday, Oct. 23 Three men were charged with disorderly conduct around 2:40 p.m. after police responded to a report of an assault taking place at a Cottage Avenue home. Police arrived to find three males walking in the area of […]

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Portsmouth drivers say DOT sprayed paint on cars

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PORTSMOUTH — In a five-day span, four separate drivers complained to police that their vehicles had been sprayed by white paint during R.I. Department of Transportation (DOT) work. The first driver to complain was Paul E. Scott, who said he was driving north on East Main Road around 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 23 when he […]

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Barrington polling people about plastic bag ban

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Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

How do you feel about the plastic bag ban in Barrington? The Barrington Conservation Commission, with help from Roger Williams University students, is conducting a survey regarding the plastic bag ban established by the town council in Jan. 2013. The survey aims to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of the plastic bag policy. In Oct. […]

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Warren rocker Joe Fletcher heads south

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Joe Fletcher was somewhere south of Lancaster, Pa. Tuesday, behind the wheel of a truck packed with the last remnants of his former life here in Warren.   Fletcher, the guitar player, lead singer and songwriter behind Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, handed in the keys to his Baker Street apartment Monday, and is […]

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Barrington police: Poker game turns ugly, Maine man charged

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A 911 call for screaming and yelling heard early Sunday morning, Oct. 27, eventually resulted in the arrest of a Maine man. According to Barrington police, someone called 911 at 5:20 a.m. after hearing yelling and screaming in the area of Anchorage Way and Melrose Avenue. Officers responded and soon located a man walking along […]

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Cost of Portsmouth dump sticker remains same

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PORTSMOUTH — Residents will not be charged more next year to dump their trash at the Hedley Street transfer station. The Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to approve Finance Director David Faucher’s recommendation to keep the dump sticker price at $130 per vehicle ($10 for an additional vehicle per household). Police promotions In other […]

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Barrington Middle School runners win state championship

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Barrington Middle School runners (from left to right) Bella Richardson, KK Faulkner, Grace Connolly, Riley Kloc, Bella Ceseretti, Kate Zitzmann and Tea Bishop took home the state championship last weekend.
 

The Barrington Middle School girls’ cross country team won the state championship last week, finishing ahead of second place North Cumberland 53-73. All seven of Barrington’s varsity runners finished in the top 25 — Grace Connolly in fourth, Tea Bishop in fifth, Kate Zitzmann in eighth, Bella Ceseretti in 14th, Riley Kloc in 22nd, Bella […]

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Prudence Ferry captain responds to concerns

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PORTSMOUTH — The senior captain for Prudence Ferry responded to concerns about the existing ferry service at Monday night’s Town Council meeting. Longtime ferry employee Eric Leite’s appearance came one day before the R.I. Public Utilities Commission’s Division of Public Utilities and Carriers’ (PUC) hearing today on A&R Marine’s application for a certificate of public […]

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