Westport schools vote to reduce some student fees

At its fourth meeting on the subject, the School Committee has agreed on several student fee reductions and a hike in school lunch costs for younger grades. At its July 10 meeting, the committee …
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Woman removes dogs from vehicle, argument ensues

What would you do if you saw two dogs struggling to stay cool inside a hot car? Last week a Barrington woman decided to remove the dogs from the vehicle and put them inside her air-conditioned car …

Westport residents come out to reflect on animal abuse

Westport and area residents came out to reflect on and stop animal abuse, one year after 1400 animals were found living in brutal conditions on the Medeiros tenant farm in Westport. Five speakers …

Rare war horses trot into Bristol next weekend

Rare war horses that now dazzle audiences all over the world will be coming to Bristol as a part of their annual summer tour. The Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria are a rare breed of horse …

Barrington neighbors at odds over security cameras

A house is being built on the edge of Hundred Acre Cove in Barrington, and police said some neighbors have been mired in an ongoing dispute with the people building the house.  Most recently, …

Barrington Fire Department lands $532,000 grant

Before Barrington residents voted on whether to fund four additional firefighter positions, work was already underway to off-set the salaries and benefits for the increased manpower. Barrington …
Is Portsmouth's Island Park trending upward?

PORTSMOUTH — Island Park is in Mike Macfarlane’s blood. His grandparents met at the old dance hall at Cashman’s Amusement Park before the 1938 Hurricane blew it all …

Robert L. Thornsbury, 82, Tiverton

Robert L. Thornsbury, 82, of Tiverton, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at the Grand Islander Center in Middletown, RI.  He was the husband of the late Constance (Wilbur) Thornsbury. Born in Litwar, …

Gisela Waltraud Ryan, MD, 85, formerly of Barrington

Walter E. Cotter, 104, of Barrington

Doris L. Vincent, 89, Topsham, Maine

Clare Burke Reñasco, 88, Little Compton

Jane B. Jovin, Bristol

Bridge run gives racers chance to cross historic Mt. Hope Bridge

Despite a ban on pedestrians on the Mt. Hope Bridge, local residents and visitors routinely trudge up to the top of the bridge to take in the breath-taking view, only to be escorted off by the police …

South Kingstown sends Riverside home from state All-Star tourney

Riverside Stars fall in Major Baseball state tourney opener

Barrington All Stars open state tourney with win

City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

Letter: Let Tiverton planners know your opinion about town plan changes

To the editor: If the citizens of Tiverton wish to have a say in how their town is developed now and in the future, they need to read the latest version of the Comprehensive Plan (found on the …

Letter: Little Compton Summer Art Show — arts are alive and well here

Letter: Doctor gives back to community with free clinic

Letter: Good samaritans come to aid of fallen woman

Letter: In memory of Richard V. Simpson, a town treasure

Things to do
A glossy, sticky teriyaki fish made on top of the stove

I’ve spent the last month using and seeking out recipes that don’t require the use of the oven. I’m not a huge griller, so the top of the stove is my preference when the …

Register now for Aug. 20 Common Fence Point road race

Firefighters will douse each other, not flames

Eastern Rhode Island 4-H Fair this weekend in Portsmouth

St. Anthony’s Feast kicks off tonight in Portsmouth

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