Portsmouth farm to host free conservation program Oct. 26

PORTSMOUTH — The public is invite to a free program, “Conservation for Livestock Producers,” that will be held at Cloverbud Ranch, Jepson Lane, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. …
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Barrington artist's work set for art club exhibit

Barrington resident Mary Jane Begin has been creating a series of paintings featuring Barrington Beach that will be on exhibition at the Providence Art Club from Oct. 22 through Nov. 8, with an …

House Hunt: 23 open houses this weekend

Barrington 18 Great Road, Sunday, Oct. 22, 11 am-12:30 pm, Colonial, 4, 3, $799,000, Residential Properties, Tracey Orchard, 401-245-9600 24 Bay Road, Sunday, Oct. 22, 1-2:30 pm, Colonial, 5, …

Portsmouth’s annual water tax bills sent out

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Water and Fire District mailed out its annual water district property tax bills today, Oct. 20.  Philip Driscoll, chairman of the Administrative Board, said …

Tiverton sues to silence motocross track

TIVERTON — The Town of Tiverton is attempting to bring a halt to a motocross and all-terrain vehicle track and trails at 691 Brayton Road, and to that end has filed a lawsuit against Raymond E. Johnson and a company called Camaco Holdings. Both hold ownership or managing interests in the approximately 43-acre Brayton Road site which hosts the activities. Complaints about the activity and the noise it generates have been made to the town by neighbors, Tiverton Town Administrator Paul McGreevy said.
Obituaries
Peter G. Clements, Sr., 56, of Barrington

Peter G. Clements, Sr., 56, of Preston Drive, lost a very brave fight to pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Meg Clements. Born on Martha's Vineyard to the …

Stephen Butera, 67, Bristol

Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol

Joseph J. Velleca, Jr., 79, of Warwick

John Borges, Jr., 81, of Chesapeake, Va.

Helen M. Wendt, 87, of Barrington

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