Melville Pond to be stocked for free fishing weekend

PORTSMOUTH — Upper Melville Pond is among the local ponds around the state that the R.I. Department of Environmental Management is stocking with rainbow trout Friday in anticipation of …
House Democrats “shocked, dismayed and bewildered” by Gallison allegations

A powerful colleague of former Representative Ray Gallison Jr. said Wednesday that he was shocked to hear of the investigations into the former House Finance Chairman. Democratic Committee …

Photo: Warren woman flips car on Main Street

A Warren woman was injured when she flipped her 2010 Kia onto its side at about 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, May 4. Police said Christy Ribeiro was driving north on Main Street when she lost control and …

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East Providence High School golf team splits a pair

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School golf team split a pair of Eastern Division matches against Mt. Hope and Barrington at Wannamoisett Country Club Thursday afternoon, May 5. The …

Write what you know

Local executive co-writes book about the intersection between job hunting, and the search for love."The project started about four years ago; I wanted to write about my bad internet dating …

Editorial: 'Best and brightest?' Nope

Within hours of what many pundits around the world deemed to be the culmination of the greatest upset in the history of sport with Leicester City Football Club claiming the Premier League …

East Providence's Carrigan named School Nurse of the Year

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Certified School Nurse Teacher Association has chosen East Providence's Kathleen Carrigan as the 2016 RICSNTA School Nurse Teacher of the Year. Carrigan is the …

New University Medicine Patient Center in East Providence opens in June

PROVIDENCE — University Medicine recently announced it expects its new office building built on Wampanoag Trail in East Providence will be open next month. The nonprofit primary care, specialty …

Missing 73-year-old Portsmouth man is found

PORTSMOUTH — A 73-year-old Union Street man who wandered from his home early this morning was found by rescue workers in the Redwood Farms area shortly before 7 a.m.

Girls see a need, lend a hand

LITTLE COMPTON — Three Little Compton girls teamed up recently to help the state’s homeless residents. The three, Madison Moy, an eighth grader at Wilbur & McMahon School, and Portsmouth High …

Grow Smart RI salutes Tiverton Library

Grow Smart RI has named the Tiverton Public Library as a 2016 Rhode Island Smart Growth Award winner. The awards recognize those “helping to shape a stronger Rhode Island through innovative …
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Letter: 'Biggest little state' was a much cooler slogan

To the editor: It was a pleasure to see your editorial on the "Biggest Little State in the Union" in last week's issue.  As a New York Madison Avenue copywriter I created many ads …

A crisis in civic education

This poll needs an asterisk

Letter: Barrington needs to preserve historic homes

Patiently awaiting the 'last frost' date

Police Report
Newport man hides from Barrington police after domestic dispute

Barrington police responded to a report of a domestic dispute in progress at 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 30. The incident reportedly took place inside a vehicle parked in the area of Washington …

Warren police logs: Don't shovel that mulch

Portsmouth woman charged with keeping too many dogs

Two elderly Barrington residents too smart for scam

Trash dumped illegally at Portsmouth transfer station

Things to Do
Touch-a-Truck in Portsmouth this Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Free Public Library’s annual Touch-a-Truck event is on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glen Park. Admission is $3 per person for the …

Singer-songwriter returns home for benefit concert

Portsmouth Historical Society adopts new logo

Bioreserve ‘Big Walk’ is May 7

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