Portsmouth School Committee OKs budget calling for 2.2% hike

PORTSMOUTH — In a 5-2 vote Monday night, the School Committee approved a $38.92 million budget for next year that’s 2.2 percent higher than the current spending plan.
Tiverton cheerleaders win state title
The Tiverton cheerleading team won its third straight state title Saturday , March 10 at the Providence Career and Technical Academy … Read More
East Providence Police arrest Scituate man on cocaine, heroin charges
PROVIDENCE — The owner of a Providence barber shot just over the line from East Providence was among a trio arrested recently on … Read More
Governor Raimondo tours Portsmouth Middle School
PORTSMOUTH — Gov. Gina Raimondo got an earful from teachers, administrators and students on what physical improvements they’d … Read More
Westport flotilla offers safe boating class
Recreational boating may be a year-round sport for some, but for most the traditional recreational season is a little more than two … Read More
Barrington voters will decide on $6 million bond
Barrington taxpayers will be faced with another bond vote at this year's financial town meeting. The town manager is proposing a $6 … Read More
Foundation taking shape at new Barrington Middle School
Workers all continue to form foundation footings for the new Barrington Middle School building, as the project moves into its sixth … Read More
East Bay girls hockey team wins state championship
The East Bay co-op girls hockey team defeated LaSalle-Moses Brown, 4-2, on Saturday night and won the Division I state … Read More
Westport planners scrutinize big stone entry
By Bruce Burdett The Planning Board wants a Hickory Lane resident to explain the thinking behind a grand stone entry structure that … Read More
Osprey homes took a winter beating
WESTPORT — To spare osprey a most unsettling Westport homecoming, volunteers are hustling to replace large numbers of nesting … Read More
Anna F. Taber, 95, Tiverton

Anna F. (Carpenter) Taber, 95, of Tiverton, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018, at St. Anne's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Alexander F. Taber Sr. Mrs. Taber was born in Fall River and …

Joseph R. Ferreira, 90, of Bristol

Alfred J. Parent, Jr., 82, of Bristol

Coaching has been labor of love for Westport Tigers family To the editor: We’ve been coaching with Michelle Degagne for many years and have also had the opportunity to be involved with her dad before she took over the Tigers Minor Division team from her …
Letter: Christmas Festival Committee could use your help When I tell people I’m from Bristol, the immediate response is usually “Fourth of July.” It seems almost everyone has heard of Bristol’s July Fourth …
Letter: All of us will pay for Bristol's exorbitant spending hikes A common saying in political circles is: “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu!” And what’s on the menu, in light of significant growth in the cost of local …
Barrington boys defeat Portsmouth, advance to finals The Barrington High School boys hockey team advanced to the Division II finals after defeating Portsmouth 7-4 in the second game of the semifinals series. 
East Bay Co-op edges Lasalle-Moses Brown Co-op 3-2 in game one, leads series 1-0 The East Bay Co-op upset LaSalle/Moses Brown Co-op 3-2 in the opener of the Division I Championship series at Brown’s Meehan Auditorium on Friday night. Eagles senior forward Sydney Parkhurst …
Area gymnastics team takes 26 medals at state championships The East Bay boys gymnastics team won 39 medals at the 2018 state gymnastics championships at Aim High Academy in East Greenwich on Saturday. 3/10. The team collected 26 medals and 13 state …

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