Portsmouth Police charge man with impersonating DCYF official

PORTSMOUTH — A Providence man was arrested by Portsmouth Police on Thursday after he had allegedly misidentified himself in an attempt to sign out a female student at Portsmouth High …
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Barrington artist's work set for art club exhibit

Barrington resident Mary Jane Begin has been creating a series of paintings featuring Barrington Beach that will be on exhibition at the Providence Art Club from Oct. 22 through Nov. 8, with an …

Portsmouth’s annual water tax bills sent out

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Water and Fire District mailed out its annual water district property tax bills today, Oct. 20.  Philip Driscoll, chairman of the Administrative Board, said …

Tiverton sues to silence motocross track

TIVERTON — The Town of Tiverton is attempting to bring a halt to a motocross and all-terrain vehicle track and trails at 691 Brayton Road, and to that end has filed a lawsuit against Raymond E. Johnson and a company called Camaco Holdings. Both hold ownership or managing interests in the approximately 43-acre Brayton Road site which hosts the activities. Complaints about the activity and the noise it generates have been made to the town by neighbors, Tiverton Town Administrator Paul McGreevy said.

Five of Barrington's six schools are 'commended'

Reports cards are out, and five of Barrington's six public schools earned "commended" status. The Rhode Island Department of Education 2017 School Report Cards were issued on Thursday — a …
Obituaries
Peter G. Clements, Sr., 56, of Barrington

Peter G. Clements, Sr., 56, of Preston Drive, lost a very brave fight to pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Meg Clements. Born on Martha's Vineyard to the …

Stephen Butera, 67, Bristol

Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol

Joseph J. Velleca, Jr., 79, of Warwick

John Borges, Jr., 81, of Chesapeake, Va.

Helen M. Wendt, 87, of Barrington

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