Monument (again) salutes town worker killed on the job

WESTPORT — Thomas E. Pettey was the only town employee to lose his life on the job and Westport will honor him once again on Saturday — and this time they hope the memorial lasts longer than its …
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Friends and colleagues give Galinelli a warm sendoff

Warren Fire Chief Al Galinelli touched countless lives in his 52 years of service to the Town of Warren, including 29 spent as Warren’s fire chief. Here are a few thoughts on his retirement …

Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …

Folks flock to fiddle fest

Young and old made their way to Haines Park on Saturday afternoon for the seventh annual Fiddle n Folk Fest. The fun event featured a number of talented performers, including Golden Bantams, …

Young father arrested for child abuse on baby

A 19-year-old father has been arrested and charged with first-degree child abuse against his three-week-old baby. Luis R. Ortiz, of 217 Wood St., Apt. 11, was arrested Sept. 14, after the baby was …
Obituaries
Michael J. Del Santo, 87, formerly of Barrington

Michael J. Del Santo, 87, a retired Army Colonel and resident of Crofton, Md., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 peacefully in his sleep. Colonel Del Santo was born in Barrington on May 8, …

Jeannine Christian Mongeon, 89

Horacio Jose DoRego, 75, of Bristol

Michael Andras, 93, Westport

Dennis T. Labao, 73, of Bristol

Claire F. Cardin, 93, of Barrington

Things to do
Tickets on sale for Portsmouth High Athletics Hall of Fame dinner

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School’s sports “pioneers” will be honored in a special ceremony Oct. 14, and advance tickets are now on sale. The Portsmouth Athletic …

Like fire trucks? They'll all be in Warren Sunday

Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

Fiddle n Folk Festival set for Sept. 16

Let them eat zucchini bread

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