Warren Little League Roundup: Week 2 action

MinorsA’s 9, Angels 4Hank Francis pitched three strong innings, striking out six, and on the offensive side added two singles and drove in a run. Landon Francis pitched two innings, …
Portsmouth students compete in robotics world championships

PORTSMOUTH — Eight Portsmouth students are members of a local robotics team that represented Rhode Island at the 2016 FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis.

Warren police logs: Don't shovel that mulch

Tuesday, April 26 Police got a call about a Union Street woman locked out of her home. They notified the landlord and went down to help. A customer CVS customer’s keys were accidentally taken …

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Westport voters approve new police station, agri-tourism bylaw

Westport Town Meeting voters were unanimous Tuesday evening in their approval of a new police station to be built with up to $8 million worth of borrowing. There was much more debate, however, …

Arbor Day planting in East Providence honors Saveory

EAST PROVIDENCE — A special dedication took place during a tree planting ceremony on the grounds of the Waddington Elementary School in Riverside as part of the city's annual Arbor Day …

Ramos among Raimondo's nominees to State Board of Elections

PROVIDENCE — Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Diane Mederos and Dr. Isadore "Izzy" Ramos to the Rhode Island Board of Elections. Raimondo will submit their names to …

Two elderly Barrington residents too smart for scam

An elderly Barrington resident received a call on Monday, April 25 from someone who said the resident's granddaughter had been arrested while in Miami and needed money for bail. The local …

Mount Hope Farm shuts gates after bump in trespassing, fires

An increase in bonfires and trespassers at Mount Hope Farm has caused the management to close the gates at 6 p.m. every night. The gates had previously been left open at all hours so that residents could responsibly enjoy the privately-owned property.

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 …

Kicked by kids, injured pigeon on the mend

A young male pigeon is on its way back to health after it was saved from several young boys who were spotted kicking and spitting at it last Tuesday afternoon. Kristen Fletcher, the executive …

An untold tale of heroism discovered in Barrington

In late March, Louis Santelli buried his older brother, Eugene, up at the Maria del Campo Cemetery off Barrington Avenue.  Eugene had died in January, two weeks short of his 96th …
Obituaries
Evelyn B. Rapoza, 81, Tiverton

Evelyn B. (Rossoni) Rapoza, 81, of Tiverton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 2, 2016, at St. Anne Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife the late Lionel S. Rapoza.  Born in Worcester, …

Peter J. Lang, 54, Little Compton

Paul A. Borges, 72, Little Compton

Jane P. Mello, 64, Bristol

Joseph R. Loiselle, 80, Orleans, Ma.

Thomas B. Andrade, Bristol

Eileen R. (Michael) Guercia, Bristol

Paul D’Allesandro, 67, Warren

Robert Hazlett, Bristol

Margaret H. “Peg” Brady, 87, Portsmouth

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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

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Singer-songwriter returns home for benefit concert

"I'm on a 'perma-tour', a tour that never ends," says Caroline Cotter, a folk singer-songwriter who was raised on the East Side of Providence and now, when pressed, would call Portland, Maine home. …

Portsmouth Historical Society adopts new logo

Bioreserve ‘Big Walk’ is May 7

Keep Bristol Clean this Saturday

Portsmouth benefit for late Ray Oliver’s family is April 30

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