Portsmouth girls make plea to make street safer

PORTSMOUTH — Standing on a step stool so they could reach the microphone, three young girls who live along Cottage Avenue pleaded with the Town Council Monday night in hopes of getting …

Portsmouth council supports bills banning guns in schools

PORTSMOUTH — Mirroring action taken by the School Committee in March and in previous years, the Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to support state legislation that would ban anyone …
Letter: Spending other Tiverton people’s money is ‘self-serving’

To the editor: We address the letter entitled “Beware self serving spin-and-divide tax tactics.” It is a little difficult, outside of the author's statements characterizing the general …

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Westport crews fight smoky fire at Mid City Scrap

A pile of scrap at Mid City Scrap in Westport caught fire late Saturday morning producing big plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles. Westport Fire Chief Brian R. Legendre said that …

Westport animal committee backs controversial livestock care bill

The town’s Animal Action Committee has unanimously endorsed a state bill (House 441) (Livestock Care and Standards Bill) that would create a Livestock Care and Standards Board. The matter was …

The matriarchs of hair

"The state inspector who licensed us, he said we would never last, five women owning a business together," said Jo Ann Pasqual, a comment that elicits a good laugh among Pasqual and her partners …

Handful of voters (2.5% of registered) decide Tiverton budget

TIVERTON —Just 321 Tiverton voters, out of a total of 12,809 registered voters in town, cast their ballots during Saturday's 2017 Financial Town Referendum (FTR), to approve a total town and school budget for the next fiscal year (FY-18). Because the budget measure on the ballot, formally titled "Budget Committee's Budget Proposal," was the only budget on the ballot, the 2.5 % of the electors who voted approvingly didn't have much choice.

East Providence man faces murder charge

EAST PROVIDENCE — A city man has been arrested on murder charges following an alleged domestic violence incident on Warren Avenue Saturday afternoon, May 20. East Providence Police Allen J. …
Waterfront home in Bristol Highlands on market in time for summer

New to the market and just in time to enjoy a warm New England summer is a custom 10-room home overlooking Narragansett Bay in Bristol. The sprawling and meticulously manicured front lawn leads to …

Christine Carvalho, 58, Bristol

Christine (Votaw) Carvalho, 58, of Bristol, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Silver Creek Manor in Bristol. She was the wife of Bruce Carvalho. Christine was born in Fall River, a daughter of …

Mabel W. Brochu, 91, Warren

Annabel Saiz Hanna, 69, of Barrington

Marlene L. Couitt, 73, Bristol

Florence Mendes, 97, Bristol

Nunzio A. Palazzo, 77, of Barrington

Westport girls tennis team drives toward playoffs

The Westport girls tennis team moved to 10-3 last Thursday with a 3-2 victory over visiting Sacred Heart. The Wildcats took all three singles matches with victories by Kayla Pimentel (6-1, 6-0), …

East Providence baseball team upsets first place South Kingstown

Photos: Olympic swimmer stops by Bayside YMCA

Barrington boys' lacrosse battles Moses Brown

Girls Lacrosse: Mt. hope beats Narragansett, loses to Lincoln School

Residents, not profits, matter in Dunkin’ Donuts fight

As you well know, Dunkin’ Donuts is requesting a special use permit to build and operate a free-standing restaurant with drive-thru service in the Gooding Plaza between Bank Newport and the …

Pawsox stadium numbers are questionable

Getting by with a little help from our friends

Letter: Committee on appropriations is sending out wrong message

Letter: An inside look at the budget process

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Tough Kids Challenge returns to Westport June 4

For the third straight year, the Westport Elementary/Macomber Schoool Parent Teacher Organization has issued a Tough Kids Challenge. This year’s challenge takes place Sunday, June 4 starting at …

Stones That Speak: Cemetery lecture in Portsmouth Saturday

Warren podcasters reach milestone

Touch-a-Truck is this Saturday at Glen Park in Portsmouth

‘A Chorus Line’

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