Monthly Archives: October 2013

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.

Funds OK’d for upgrades to Portsmouth sports facilities

Funds OK’d for upgrades to Portsmouth sports 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


Three men charged after fight in Portsmouth

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


Portsmouth drivers say DOT sprayed paint on cars

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

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

Barrington polling people about plastic bag ban

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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Barrington police: Poker game turns ugly, Maine man charged

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

Portsmouth transfer station

Cost of Portsmouth dump sticker remains same

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

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.

Barrington Middle School runners win state championship

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

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