Portsmouth formally adopts $61.86M budget for 2017-18

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night approved a $61.86 million budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 that adds about $1.2 million to the current spending plan but also lowers the tax rate by …

Portsmouth facing ‘perfect storm’ on waste management

PORTSMOUTH — Faced with a “perfect storm” that’s making it increasingly expensive to dispose of Portsmouth’s trash, the town will survey residents on possible waste …
Opinion
Letter: Tiverton's Charter isn’t merely about FTR and finances

To the editor: Good government requires elected officials who come to the table with their own ideas and perspectives about the small and large issues they will face. It also requires that these …

More Local News

Youngsters take top prizes in Fourth Foot Race

Two nine-year-olds beat runners as much as three years older than them to claim the top prize in the 31st annual Fourth of July foot races last weekend. Jackson Cicchinelli won the sprint at the …

Barrington drops All Star opener to Riverside, 10-9

The Barrington Little League 12U Majors All Star team came up one run short, losing 10-9 against Riverside in a District II opener at Sherwood Field in Barrington on Monday night, June …

Destroyer USS Farragut will anchor off Bristol for Fourth

USS Farragut, commanded by Commander Megan A. Thomas, will be in town for Bristol Fourth of July celebration. The ship's crew is expected to participate in the parade. The Farragut is an Arleigh …

Becky Chace, Neal and the Vipers rock Independence Park Tuesday

One of the most popular musicians in the Fourth of July Concert Series makes her return to Independence Park Tuesday, followed by another popular local band making its Bristol debut as the concert …

Police: Nude sunbather spotted at Barrington Beach

Barrington police received a call from someone who said a man was sunbathing nude near the town beach on Friday, June 23. The call came into the station at 5:23 p.m., and officers arrived at the …
Business
Featured home: Big, bright Tiverton home overlooks the bay

Set high on a hillside in Tiverton is a fabulous, three-story home that was designed for easy entertaining. Soaring ceilings, spacious rooms, spectacular western water views over Mt. Hope Bay are …

Obituaries
Benjamin F. Lewis 95, Tiverton

Benjamin F. Lewis 95, of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  Born in Tiverton, he was the son of the late Elsie Lewis Hall.  Mr.Lewis had worked  as a carpenter for Williams …

Marie Marden Currier, of Barrington

Charles Lee Remington, 70, formerly of Bristol

Jose Angelo Melo, 75, Bristol

Cadence Alofa Tuato'o, infant, Bristol

Elizabeth I. Hazlett, 97, Bristol

Sports
Portsmouth girl takes 3rd in Drive, Chip and Putt Competition

PORTSMOUTH — Taylor Richardson of Portsmouth placed third overall in the local qualifier for the Drive, Chip and Putt Competition sponsored by PGA New England at Button Hole Golf Course in …

Warren Athletics win Little League Minor Division Championship

Morikawa claims 56th playing of Northeast Amateur

Golf tournament to fund higher education

Barrington girl finishes 10th at track nationals

Opinion
Letter: Tiverton Taxpayers’ Association questions deserve answers

To the editor: As a Navy war veteran, I know what it takes to find common ground but common ground is hard to find when there is a lack of clear vision from those who dance around or dodge the …

Letter: TTA charter slate offers townspeople win-win

Letter: Tiverton the loser under flawed budget system

Letter: Tiverton Taxpayers’ platform based on experience

Letter: Candidates push personal agenda, silence dissenters

Things to do
'Red Book' is free online and will ease research in U.S. states and counties

If you’ve researched in a state far from home, you know how annoying it can be (and expensive if you have to send $24 or more every time you want a vital record mailed to you.And, expenses …

Funk, rock and groove take center stage at Fourth Concert Series Monday

Independence Park goes country Sunday night

Swing to the oldies in Independence Park Saturday

Buzzards Bay Swim cancelled due to storms

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