Bristol Admin debate begins with conciliatory gesture

Town Administrator candidates Antonio Teixeira and Steven Contente disagree on several issues, including taxes, the town’s relations to the business community, management style and …
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Barrington field hockey advances to semifinals

The Barrington High School field hockey team defeated Cumberland 2-0 in a Division I quarterfinal playoff game on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The Eagles and Clippers were knotted 0-0 at half-time, but …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in recent days in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 7 Zephyr Lane — $220,000 25 Fairway Drive — $427,500 Bristol 28 Andrews Court …

Warren 'Great Neighborhood' celebration is Friday

There’s a neighborhood celebration Friday and without any hyperbole, it should be great. Downtown Warren was recently named a “Great Neighborhood” by the American Planning Association, and …

Teixeira, Contente face off for Bristol Town Administrator

After a cordial beginning during which Antonio Teixeira presented Steven Contente with a 20-year service coin for his time as a Bristol Police officer, the candidates for Town Administrator got down …

Bristol man held after gunpoint rape

A Bristol man is being held at the ACI after allegedly raping a woman at gunpoint in Bristol last week. Raymond O. Correia, 33, of 418 Metacom Ave., Bristol, was charged with first degree sexual …

Work begins to protect Sapowet Marsh and beach from rising sea

A coalition has launched a defensive action to protect Sapowet Marsh against the impacts of climate change and rising seawater. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), …

Taxes, roads, schools, tourists: Bristol Council candidates debate key issues

About 150 people packed the Old State House chambers Tuesday night to hear nine Town Council candidates and two Town Administrator candidates state their cases for office. The nine council …

Portsmouth Town Council candidates talk about revenue

PORTSMOUTH — As part of our election coverage, the Portsmouth Times recently asked the 16 candidates for Town Council to answer three questions:  1. As a candidate for Town …
Margaret Annette 'Judy' Schantz, 92, Barrington

Margaret Annette "Judy" Schantz, 92, died on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The daughter of Colonel Richard Booth and Mary Dorothy Pierce-Hughes, Judy was born in Rhyl, Wales on Oct. 9, 1924. She was the …

Joseph Moretti, 93, Barrington

Beverly J. Malin, 87, Barrington

Joan L. Best Cole, of Barrington

Joan B. Cain, 79, Barrington

Dennis Scott Warren, 61, of Tiverton

Gary G. Sylvia, 59, Warren

Florence Allen, 86, Bristol

Ward L. Sears, 75, Bristol

Albert Laroche, 88, Bristol

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Back to School 2016

A LIFE focus section with all the information you need to know before your child goes back to school.

Reversing another curse

Even though there’s no baseball being played in New England right now, I have been glued to the playoffs and will be thrilled to watch an Indians-Cubs World Series. I’m sure I am not the …

Halloween's fun for kids of all ages

The U.S. is no longer 'us'

Letter: Rep. Malik, you already lost this election

Letter: Too many questions surround middle school bond

Police Report
Barrington police stop wrong-way driver on Wampanoag Trail

Barrington police responded to a possible DUI incident at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. An officer spotted a car driving south in the northbound lane of the Wampanoag Trail. The officer was able …

Passenger charged with hitting driver in Portsmouth

Police trace death threats back to local teenagers

Warren police logs: Gorilla(?) in the streets

Chief: Support for new Portsmouth police station seems strong

Things to Do
Halloween parade in Portsmouth on Monday

PORTSMOUTH — Common Fence Point will host its fourth annual Halloween celebration from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. The family-friendly event is free, and everyone in Portsmouth is …

Combat chilly weather with this colorful tomato/egg dish

Portsmouth police, firefighters host open house on Sunday

First Warren washes, then Warren Walkabout

East Bay Restaurant Week is Nov. 11-20

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