Parade, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day in Westport Monday

A parade and the placing of wreaths at veterans’ memorials around town will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. The Memorial Day Parade will step off promptly at 10 a.m. at Town Hall, …

Coggeshall celebrates traditional fiber arts, crafts

The sheep got a much-needed haircut and visitors got to learn how the fibers are turned into clothes and other items, while kids played traditional 18th century games at Cogeshall Farm Museum’s …
Letter: Vote Rosengard for committee on appropriations

To the editor: I write to express my interest in serving on the Committee on Appropriations (COA) for 2017 – 2019 and to request that you consider voting for me at the upcoming Financial …

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Appropriations member: More budget trouble looming

In 2006, the school department reportedly spent $21 million on salaries and benefits and about $13 million on all other costs. But by 2016, those figures had shifted — the school department …

Warren Democrats support reproductive health bills

The Warren Democratic Town Committee passed a resolution in support of The Reproductive Health Care Act by a vote of 18-0, with one abstention, at its May meeting.  Craig O'Connor, Director of …

Portsmouth honors four retiring town employees

PORTSMOUTH — They’ll be gone soon, but not forgotten The Town Council Monday night honored four town employees who are retiring soon:  • Deputy Fire Chief …

Portsmouth girls make plea to make street safer

PORTSMOUTH — Standing on a step stool so they could reach the microphone, three young girls who live along Cottage Avenue pleaded with the Town Council Monday night in hopes of getting …

Portsmouth council supports bills banning guns in schools

PORTSMOUTH — Mirroring action taken by the School Committee in March and in previous years, the Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to support state legislation that would ban anyone …
The matriarchs of hair

"The state inspector who licensed us, he said we would never last, five women owning a business together," said Jo Ann Pasqual, a comment that elicits a good laugh among Pasqual and her partners …

Gladys S. Vermette, 97, Bristol

Gladys S. (Weaver) Vermette, 97, of Bristol, passed away on May 18 at Silver Creek Manor in Bristol. She was the loving wife of Euclid J. Vermeer, of Bristol. Gladys was born in Nova Scotia in …

Brian Daniels, 35, Bristol

Bruce G. Medley, 65, Portsmouth

Christine Carvalho, 58, Bristol

Mabel W. Brochu, 91, Warren

Annabel Saiz Hanna, 69, of Barrington

Westport girls tennis team drives toward playoffs

The Westport girls tennis team moved to 10-3 last Thursday with a 3-2 victory over visiting Sacred Heart. The Wildcats took all three singles matches with victories by Kayla Pimentel (6-1, 6-0), …

East Providence baseball team upsets first place South Kingstown

Photos: Olympic swimmer stops by Bayside YMCA

Barrington boys' lacrosse battles Moses Brown

Girls Lacrosse: Mt. hope beats Narragansett, loses to Lincoln School

Letter: Committee on appropriations is important to town politics

To the editor: It concerns me that as mentioned in past letters, people are mad at the COA for doing their job.  Their responsibility is to look at the finances of the town, compare past …

Letter: Your vote will matter

Letter: What appears to be a savings, could likely be a loss

Letter: Committee on appropriations is a victim of confusing school budget

Letter: Barrington schools deserve better than 'cheap shots'

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Tough Kids Challenge returns to Westport June 4

For the third straight year, the Westport Elementary/Macomber Schoool Parent Teacher Organization has issued a Tough Kids Challenge. This year’s challenge takes place Sunday, June 4 starting at …

Stones That Speak: Cemetery lecture in Portsmouth Saturday

Warren podcasters reach milestone

Touch-a-Truck is this Saturday at Glen Park in Portsmouth

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