Work underway on Prudence Ferry dock

Demolition is wrapping up as workers pull up the concrete ramp at the Prudence Island Ferry dock in anticipation of next week’s construction. Workers from SumCo Eco Contracting are expected …

ACLU: 'Deep concerns’ with planned drug sweeps at Portsmouth High

PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has written to Portsmouth High School Principal Joseph Amaral to express its “deep concerns” …
Opinion
Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

The waters are rising, of that there is no longer any doubt. No one can credibly argue any more that sea level rise — caused by human activity that has fueled global climate change — is a …

Latest News

Budget committee whacks $1.2M from Barrington schools' request

Barrington school officials were still reeling on Wednesday morning, April 26, just hours after the committee on appropriations recommended no increase to the proposed school budget. That's right, …

Warren police logs: Animal control officer busy this week

Monday, April 17 A black lab chased after a letter carrier on Canario Drive just after 2 p.m. The animal control officer spoke to the owner. Someone complained about a person burning leaves at …

Remains of Wampanoag chief will be returned to original resting place in Warren

A century and a half after his bones were pulled from the sandy gravel of today’s Burr’s Hill Park, the remains of Wampanoag Massasoit 8sâmeeqan, the native leader who signed the …

Barrington High School earns gold medal ranking

Barrington schools continues to rack up awards. It was announced on Tuesday evening, April 25, that U.S. News and World Report selected Barrington High School as a "gold medal school" in its …

Tiverton Petitioners' FTR budget draws complaint

UPDATE: Elector petition budget ruled invalid: solicitor TIVERTON — Some uncertainty about the legal validity of the electors' petition budget proposal for the Financial Town Referendum (FTR) became evident late Tuesday afternoon. A meeting of the Board of Canvassers on Thursday, April 27 at 5 p.m. in Town Hall has been announced as the moment when matters will be clarified. Town Solicitor Anthony DeSisto, said Interim Town Administrator Nancy Mello (also serving as the elected Town Clerk), will be present Thursday to explain an opinion that his office rendered late Tuesday, and released by email, to the effect that the elector petitioners' budget is invalid and should not be forwarded to the FTR.
Business
Customers, officials wish BHOP a happy 40th

Scores of people filed into Bristol House of Pizza Monday afternoon and into the evening to help celebrate the restaurant’s 40th anniversary. Local officials, including Town Administrator …

Obituaries
Lavina Fales Knowlton, 89, formerly of Bristol

Lavina Fales Knowlton (“Nina”), 89, a life-long resident of Bristol, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on April 11, 2017, at the Saint Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich. She was …

John Stevens Penney Jr., 96, Westport

Peter Hamilton Scott, 81, of Barrington

Arlene Adams, of Barrington

Henry E. Warner II, formerly of Bristol

Roberta C. O'Shaughnessy, 59, Bristol

Sports
Beast of the East: URI women take third place in D-I

PORTSMOUTH—The URI women’s rugby team lost in the cup semifinals to Vassar 24-5 on Sunday during the Beast of the East tournament at Glen Farm on Sunday. The playoff lost earned the Lady Rams a …

Beast of the East: UConn rugby wins D-I cup championship

Portsmouth falls to Pilgrim in back-and-forth affair

RWU women’s rugby team breezes through Beast of the East

Eagles top Townies, Raiders, Tigers and Huskies

Opinion
Editorial: Animal cruelty — Change comes slowly

The latest in a seemingly ceaseless series of local animal issues cannot be compared to the American Legion Highway calamity that put Westport on the animal cruelty map. But it is disturbing …

An empty face at Burr's Hill

Letter: Chris Stanley’s last minute budget shenanigans

Letter: Barrington 300? That anniversary is not until 2070

Letter: Budget Committee fought for Tiverton taxpayers

Things to do
Westport Vineyard unveils Summer Music Series lineup

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery has announced its Sunset Music Series lineup for 2017.  “We have an amazing and diverse line-up of talent this season,” a vineyard spokesman said. For …

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Easter egg, scavenger hunt this weekend at Mount Hope Farm

Orchard to be planted next to Tiverton Library

Stars and full moon on view with local amateur astronomer

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