Bad accident in Portsmouth with multiple injuries

PORTSMOUTH — Police and firefighters stayed busy today with a bad accident on West Main Road early this evening, just south of King’s Grant. A witness said three vehicles were …
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Women charged in Warren car break-in

Two East Providence and Riverside women face charges after police say they attempted to steal items from a car parked on Cutler Street last Wednesday, August 25. Police were called to Cutler just …

One hospitalized after East Providence house fire

EAST PROVIDENCE — One resident was taken to hospital as a result of injuries suffered during a house fire Tuesday, Aug. 30. East Providence Fire Chief Oscar Elmasian said the bulk of the damage …

Courageous ‘Black Regiment’ honored in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Standing in front of a wall inscribed with the names of 794 soldiers who fought off the British in 1pa778, Kasim J. Yarn said he and others have a duty to keep their memories …

UPDATE: Driver dies after car slams granite post

A 27-year-old man died at Rhode Island Hospital Monday night just short of a day after his car went off State Road, Westport, at a curve and crashed straight-on into a large granite post early Monday morning.

Barrington school closed to repair flood damage

Parents of Sowams School students learned late Monday night that classes at that school would be canceled for the remainder of the week while crews repair walls damaged during a recent flood. A …

Committee signals support for proposed East Providence school budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — At a second special workshop on the Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget held Monday night, Aug. 29, the East Providence School Committee strongly indicated it was on a path of supporting …
SAKONNET BRIDGE ACCIDENT

Drivers ditched cars, only to find bridge also closed to pedestrians

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Several drivers who couldn’t get into Tiverton due to Monday’s mishap on the Sakonnet River Bridge thought they had a smart idea: Just ditch the car in …

New photos: Bridge inspectors rescued after truck flips

Two bridge inspectors who had been left suspended in a bucket beneath the Sakonnet River Bridge early Monday afternoon when their boom truck overturned have been rescued.
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Back to School 2016

A LIFE focus section with all the information you need to know before your child goes back to school.

Opinion
New websites (and a book on English/Colonial history) to aid your research

It seems as if there’s no end to the new websites you can find for genealogical research. Using a search engine to find just about any topic turns up something interesting.I was doing a little …

Speak-Out: Residents still riled up about potential new Dunkin’

Save your praise

Get serious about real pension reform

Editorial: Heroic effort

Police Report
Portsmouth Police charge woman with making false 911 call

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Wednesday, Aug. 24 Kelly D. Richardson, 34, of 508 Turnpike Ave., was charged around …

Grand Jury indicts two for A'Vant murder in East Providence

Bristol Police: House breaks, trapped squirrel, and more

Portsmouth woman indicted on murder charge

Police arrest cat killer Stravato for parole violation

Things to Do
A simple shrimp dinner for yourself or company

This is an easy recipe we love from one of my favorite cookbooks. It’s in the appetizer section and they recommend serving it on rounds of French bread; but, I like to serve the shrimp as a …

'Nature & National Identity' in New Bedford

‘Black Regiment’ to be honored Sunday in Portsmouth

Wood Street to celebrate neighborhood pride

Hollihock Writers Conference: three days of inspiration

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