Portsmouth High shutterbugs document local landmarks

PORTSMOUTH — Since local history isn’t usually taught in the schools, Rose Escobar is bringing her advanced placement photography students out on field trips so they can see some of …
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Tiverton sues to silence motocross track

TIVERTON — The Town of Tiverton is attempting to bring a halt to a motocross and all-terrain vehicle track and trails at 691 Brayton Road, and to that end has filed a lawsuit against Raymond E. Johnson and a company called Camaco Holdings. Both hold ownership or managing interests in the approximately 43-acre Brayton Road site which hosts the activities. Complaints about the activity and the noise it generates have been made to the town by neighbors, Tiverton Town Administrator Paul McGreevy said.

Five of Barrington's six schools are 'commended'

Reports cards are out, and five of Barrington's six public schools earned "commended" status. The Rhode Island Department of Education 2017 School Report Cards were issued on Thursday — a …
Like medical students working on cadavers, Bristol Marine techs are collecting data as they dismantle boats

Dying boats are part of an environmental research project

Forgotten, abandoned and never again to feel the gentle lap of waves, or the cool lift of ocean breezes, a collection of once-proud boats lie strewn about a Franklin Street lot. To the passerby, …

East Providence included in state's Amazon 'HQ2' application

PROVIDENCE — East Providence is among seven communities around the state submitted by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation to be the new home of Amazon’s planned second quarters, the …
Obituaries
Stephen Butera, 67, Bristol

Stephen Butera, 67, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at his longtime home in Bristol. He was the beloved husband of Felecia (Freiday) Butera. Born in Jacksonville, FL, he was the son of the …

Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol

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.

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