Bayside YMCA team wins second straight swim championship

The Bayside YMCA Stingrays swim team continued its winning streak as the SENECY league champions for a second year in a row. The SENECY league is made up of 19 YMCAs in the Rhode Island and …

Removal of Portsmouth Middle School house leaders rankles some

A decision to eliminate the three house leader positions at Portsmouth Middle School starting next year was criticized by several people at Tuesday’s School Committee meeting.
Opinion
Letter: Waiting to pass bills is putting lives at risk

To the editor: As reported in the March 15, 2017 Barrington Times, a man from Barrington was arrested and charged with a slew of domestic violence related crimes including …

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Portsmouth students recognized for achievements in art, music

PORTSMOUTH — The School Committee set aside a good portion of Tuesday’s meeting to celebrate local student Scholastic Music and Art Award winners for 2017. Here are the students …

Ruggerio replaces Da Ponte with Conley as Senate Finance chair

PROVIDENCE — Two East Providence politicians were involved in a leadership shake-up with the departure of Theresa Paiva-Weed as State Senate president. Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, …

KMS to stage ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’

A giant ogre, a faithful donkey, a beautiful princess and an assortment of well-known fairy tale characters will sing and dance their way across the Kickemuit Middle School stage this weekend. The …

From rural China to American entrepreneur

As a young child in rural China, Lei Nichols learned early about the relationship between food and medicine. Her grandmother would prepare soups rich with all-natural ingredients that also have …

Patriotic license plates are on the way

The long quest to establish a new statewide license plate paying tribute to the Fourth of July and Bristol’s oldest-in-the-country celebration of has succeeded, and the new patriotic license …
Business
Featured home: Bristol condo is modern and convenient

Located in the Belvedere at Bristol condominuims is a stunning, renovated, historic cariage house with an open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Located in the heart of historic Bristol, the …

Obituaries
Pearle S. Perkins, 97, formerly of Bristol

Pearle S. Perkins, 97, passed away from natural causes at her home in W. Tisbury on Feb. 9, 2017. Born in Maroa, Illinois, on Feb. 26, 1919, she attended Illinois State Normal University, majoring …

Eleanor Atwater Byers, Little Compton

Emily Camara, 100, Bristol

Richard J. Barresi, 83, Westport

Thorsteinn Gislason, Bristol

Dennis Moniz, 86, Tiverton

Sports
Tiverton fencer wins bronze in Boston

Tiverton’s Alexandra McDonald won a bronze medal in Division II Women’s Foil at a regional fencing competition held St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Boston Fencing Club in Brighton, Mass.  The …

Portsmouth defeats Barrington in unified hoops (photos)

Nayatt 5K promises 'This race is no joke!'

Barrington native earns college hoops honors

Tiverton's St. Theresa girls win state CYO hoops title

Things to do
Prominent historic architect invites you to lunch

Learn about one of the most prominent local architects who designed some of the most prominent historical buildings in the area. The Bristol Historical and Preservation Society will host a brown …

Young actors visit 'Neverland' with Elvis, Swift and friends

2nd annual 'Quahog Week' kicks off March 20

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

Busy season at hand for South Coast bluebirds

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