In Portsmouth, preparing for a worst-case scenario

PORTSMOUTH — Town workers and volunteers gathered at Portsmouth High School Friday to prepare for something they hope never happens: a town-wide pandemic or other medical …
Walter Burke — Cheerleader, director, advocate ... retiree
“Plans? I don’t have any plans,” said Walter Burke, retiring director of parks and recreation. “I have some gardening, some … Read More
Chase Farms named Portsmouth Grange Agriculturist of 2018
PORTSMOUTH — “In this ever-changing world of agricultural practices, it takes a special talent to succeed,” says Walter Elwell, … Read More
Barrington Middle School project enters its 10th week
The outline of the new Barrington Middle School's foundation can be seen from high vantage points, including from atop the current … Read More
AVTECH, Rhode Island business leaders in Dubai
Leaders of AVTECH, the technology and software firm based in Warren, are in the midst of a trade and business trip with Rhode Island … Read More
Developer scales back proposal for downtown Bristol
The developer of a large building at the corner of State and Thames streets has listened to critics, amended his plan and resubmitted … Read More
Lend a hand: Warren town cleanup scheduled for Saturday
Kickemuit Junior Grange members Andrew Damiano, 13, and Jeremiah 
Ziegler, 8, model T-shirts designed by Warren artist Richard … Read More
Council approves revisions to two derelict East Providence parcels
EAST PROVIDENCE — A minor omission made over a decade ago putting a glitch in a current proposal to redevelop one of the city’s … Read More
Warren resident named Teacher of the Year
Warren Town Council member Chris Stanley loves history, and a national teachers' organization announced this week that the Ponagansett … Read More
Young thespians stage 'Wizard of Oz' next weekend
Young Hugh Cole School thespians enrolled in Arts Alive, a non-profit performing arts program based out of Barrington, will stage a … Read More
Obituaries
Robert F. Kittell, 89, Warren

Robert F. Kittell , 89, of Warren, died peacefully Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Arliene (Paulin) Kittell and the late Vivian (Barber) Kittell. Born in …

Frank “Sandy” Souza, Jr., 86, of Bristol

Teofilo Jose Lima, 74, of Seekonk

Opinion
Letter: Rising tax bills are pushing people out of Barrington To the editor: The Princeton Study is a study by Martin Gilens, professor at Princeton University, and Benjamin I. Page, a Northwestern university professor.   The study basically says …
Letter: Thames Street development is good for Bristol I am writing to urge the town officials to approve the Belvedere project on May 10. I am a local business owner who has also spoken to many other local business owners, who are also in support of …
Letter: Questions to consider re: Bristol's plastic bag ban I read with enthusiasm your article and editorial regarding the banning of plastic bags. Yes plastic is convenient, however the real question is whether or not the State of Rhode Island actually …
Sports
Volvo Ocean Race: Six teams will compete in the Itajaí In-Port Race on Friday Six teams will be on the start line on Friday afternoon for the Itajaí In-Port Race in Brazil, with Vestas 11th Hour Racing joining the fleet following its dismasting, and subsequent repair and …
Huskies softball team improving despite rough start The Mt. Hope softball team has gotten off to a rough start this Spring. The team has an 0-3 record in just their second year in Division II. The Lady Huskies moved up a division after winning the …
Wildcats gain experience in loss to Holbrook Westport softball gains experience in loss to Holbrook Despite getting whooped by Holbrook 21-3 in the second game of the season, the Westport High School softball team held their heads up high as …

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