Kicked by kids, injured pigeon on the mend

A young male pigeon is on its way back to health after it was saved from several young boys who were spotted kicking and spitting at it last Tuesday afternoon. Kristen Fletcher, the executive …
An untold tale of heroism discovered in Barrington

In late March, Louis Santelli buried his older brother, Eugene, up at the Maria del Campo Cemetery off Barrington Avenue.  Eugene had died in January, two weeks short of his 96th …

Gallison to resign Tuesday amid state, federal and police probes

House Finance Chairman and Bristol Democrat Ray Gallison will resign his state representative seat tomorrow as news of a law enforcement probe broke this evening.

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Touch-a-Truck in Portsmouth this Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Free Public Library’s annual Touch-a-Truck event is on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glen Park. Admission is $3 per person for the …

Twin River (Tiverton) reacts to Brockton casino rejection

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission last week rejected a proposal to build a casino in Brockton. At the same time, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has begun construction of a resort casino in …

Search suspended for missing Little Compton man

After an extensive and unsuccessful day-long effort Saturday, Little Compton Police Chief Antone (Buzzy) Marion announced Saturday night at 7:12 p.m. that he had "suspended the land search" for …

Record crowd turns out for Barrington school's adventure race

The Hampden Meadows School Tough Tiger adventure race enjoyed its biggest turnout ever on Sunday afternoon, despite cool temperatures and cloudy skies.  Nearly 1,000 people participated …

Photo Gallery: East Providence High School girls' lacrosse

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' lacrosse team is off to a solid start in the Division III ranks this spring, the Townies improving to 4-2 with their most recent victory …

Man missing in Little Compton

LITTLE COMPTON — A Little Compton man is missing and a search is underway in an effort to locate him. Michael J. Godles, 39, of 406 West Main Road, Little Compton, was last seen on Tuesday …

DaPonte, Amore bills would ease burden on East Providence Schools

PROVIDENCE — State Senator Daniel DaPonte and State Representative Gregg Amore have each submitted legislation in the General Assembly attempting to ease the burden on the East Providence School …

St. Margaret School Drama Club performs 'Wonka Jr.'

EAST PROVIDENCE — Students in the drama club at St. Margaret School in Rumford recently presented two productions of "Willy Wonka Jr." at Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket. The production was …
Obituaries
Evelyn B. Rapoza, 81, Tiverton

Evelyn B. (Rossoni) Rapoza, 81, of Tiverton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 2, 2016, at St. Anne Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife the late Lionel S. Rapoza.  Born in Worcester, …

Peter J. Lang, 54, Little Compton

Paul A. Borges, 72, Little Compton

Jane P. Mello, 64, Bristol

Joseph R. Loiselle, 80, Orleans, Ma.

Thomas B. Andrade, Bristol

Eileen R. (Michael) Guercia, Bristol

Paul D’Allesandro, 67, Warren

Robert Hazlett, Bristol

Margaret H. “Peg” Brady, 87, Portsmouth

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Opinion
Letter: 'Biggest little state' was a much cooler slogan

To the editor: It was a pleasure to see your editorial on the "Biggest Little State in the Union" in last week's issue.  As a New York Madison Avenue copywriter I created many ads …

A crisis in civic education

This poll needs an asterisk

Letter: Barrington needs to preserve historic homes

Patiently awaiting the 'last frost' date

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Singer-songwriter returns home for benefit concert

"I'm on a 'perma-tour', a tour that never ends," says Caroline Cotter, a folk singer-songwriter who was raised on the East Side of Providence and now, when pressed, would call Portland, Maine home. …

Portsmouth Historical Society adopts new logo

Bioreserve ‘Big Walk’ is May 7

Keep Bristol Clean this Saturday

Portsmouth benefit for late Ray Oliver’s family is April 30

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