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 …
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Disabled resident asks 'Where are the handicap parking spaces downtown?'

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Diocese to close Warren church

St. Jean Baptiste Church, one of Warren’s oldest and last remaining houses of worship, will soon close after 135 years serving Warren. Rev. W. Douglass Grant, pastor of St. Jean and St. Mary of …

Firm balks at releasing school survey comments

Kim Jacobs wants to see the comments ... and she is not alone. The Barrington resident and member of the school department's strategic plan steering committee said she and other committee members …

Prudence Island residents urged to boil water after E. coli found

PRUDENCE ISLAND — The Prudence Island Water District is telling customers to boil their water after E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply on Wednesday, Oct. 18. “These …
Obituaries
Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol

Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol, passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter, Jayne Dennis, and son-in-law, Jeffrey Skillings. He was the loving husband of the late Doris C. Dennis. Born in …

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

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

Helen M. Wendt, 87, of Barrington

Rev. Margaret Brown Gunness, of Concord, Mass.

Pauline M. Cooper, 83, formerly of Barrington

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