Chief: Support for new Portsmouth police station seems strong

PORTSMOUTH — Police Chief Thomas Lee said he’s heard generally strong support from local residents regarding a proposed new $10 million police station that goes before voters on Nov. …
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Powder Puff power

It was role reversal on the football field at Mt. Hope High School on Sunday, Oct, 19, as the girls took to the gridiron and the boys cheered from the sidelines in the annual Powder Puff Bowl. The …

Two from Little Compton to join Heritage Hall of Fame

Two former Little Compton residents are among 14 prominent and recently deceased Rhode Islanders selected for membership in the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. Chosen were: • Carlton C. …

Iconic Windmill House for sale for first time

The iconic Windmill House property in Little Compton is being offered for sale for the first time in its 130-year history. Set on 1.18 acres, the property overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is …

Candidates gather in East Providence for 2016 election forum

EAST PROVIDENCE — There was some subtle though meaningful separation interspersed with points of agreement between the candidates who answered questions from those in attendance at the 2016 …

Yoga pants letter writer says he has received death threats

The man who wrote a highly criticized letter to the editor in the Barrington Times regarding yoga pants, said he has been receiving death threats. Alan Sorrentino's letter "Please, women, put away …

Bristol Police: Domestic assault, lobster thief, ’suspicious’ people

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Oct. 10 and Oct. 16: Monday Oct. 10 Officers issued a no trespass order to a man who was reportedly trespassing on private …

Westport's Schmid honored for clean water work

State Representative Paul Schmid (D-Westport) has been recognized for his support of efforts to expand Silent Spring Institute’s research of unregulated chemicals of concern in public and private …

Young osprey rescued after premature flight

WESTPORT — The call came in one evening in late July: bird down in the Westport River. Westport residents Dora and Trip Millikin were out for a sunset ride in a dory on the west branch of the river …
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Letter: Plenty of reasons to vote yes on middle school bond

To the editor: When my wife Trisha and I moved to Barrington 37 years ago, we came because of the reputation of the town and the school system.  In that time, the schools, and especially …

Letter: The price is not right with middle school bond

Can promissory notes be used in Medicaid planning?

Vote approve on Question 2: Ethics

Letter: Free speech, and free to wear what you want

Police Report
Portsmouth police, firefighters host open house on Sunday

The fire and police departments will be hosting a joint open house at their respective stations from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. Families and friends are invited to attend and meet local …

'Hillary Clinton' and 'Roger Goodell' gravestones go missing

Driver charged with DWI after car flips over in Portsmouth

Warren police logs: Suspicious clown shows up in backyard

Bristol Police: 'Suspicious' men, campaign theft, more clown hysteria

Things to Do
First Warren washes, then Warren Walkabout

David Podsnap was up to his neck in chores Monday. With a store (Podsnappery/Galactic Theatre) to run, a new album to finish recording and appointments to make, he was full out. But Warren Walkabout …

East Bay Restaurant Week is Nov. 11-20

Put more fiber in your diet — use white whole wheat flour

'Beowulf' rocks the house at Trinity

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