Portsmouth seeks grant for Mt. Hope Park work

PORTSMOUTH — Saying it’s in greater need of immediate repairs than Elmhurst Park, the Town Council Monday voted unanimously to seek a state grant to begin work on newly acquired Mt. …
Barrington senior is tennis state champion

The third time was the charm for Barrington High School senior Jason Scanlon. On Sunday, the Eagles' top singles player defeated Smithfield's Sam Miller in the finals of the state singles …

Portsmouth Fire Department’s Lautieri is EMT of the Year

PORTSMOUTH — Lt. Dominic Lautieri of the Portsmouth Fire Department was honored as Rhode Island’s Career EMT of the Year during an EMS Week Recognition Ceremony at the State House …

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Katz budget proposal wins majority at Tiverton FTR

TIVERTON — With a majority (55.4%) of the the votes cast on the budget proposals, the FY17 budget proposed by petition by Justin Katz (Budget #2) prevailed at Saturday's Financial Town Referendum (FTR). The voting results were announced shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday night by Town Clerk Nancy Mello.

Photo Gallery: Martin Middle School Theatre

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Martin Middle School Theatre troupe presented its annual spring show last week in a series of shows.The troupe performed “The Legend of Robin Hood…Sort of" in …

State frowns on Beach Avenue plan

WESTPORT — Out of concern for endangered piping plovers, the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife “strongly encourages” Westport to reconsider its Beach Avenue plans in a way that would …

Solar array pays off for Mount Carmel, parishioner

The school colors may be blue and white, “but Our Lady of Mount Carmel is going green,” and one church parishioner is being honored for his work. The Providence Diocese has announced Patrick …

Photo Gallery: East Providence routs Toll Gate in first ever night softball game

EAST PROVIDENCE — In their first ever night contest the refurbished East Providence High School field, the host Townies routed visiting Toll Gate by the 10-Run Rule Saturday evening, May …

Mt. Hope boys LAX dominates Mt. St. Charles

The Mt. Hope Huskies boys lacrosse team dominated Mount St. Charles High School Thursday, beating the Mounties 16-5. Mt. Hope improves to 4-8 and on the season, one half game behind Coventry for …

Solarize Bristol creates ‘environmental stewards’

With a small investment for solar panels on the roof, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School has virtually wiped away its electricity bill for at least the next 25 years. Homeowners can do the same, and at …

Westport Touch-a-Truck returns but to new location

Cub Scout Pack 100 will host its 3rd annual Touch-a-Truck event on Sunday, June 12, at UMass-Dartmouth. There will be more than 30 vehicles for children and parents alike to inspect, climb on, and …
Speak out
Letter: A united front addressing autism

To the editor: Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the world. There is no known cause, and it is a lifelong responsibility — and often, an emotional and financial struggle …

Letter: Town Council needs to remember whom it serves

Letter: Fact-checking, or the lack thereof

It's time to stop playing games

Back to running? Take care of your back

Police Report
Bristol’s gun policy does not violate 2nd amendment

Bristol’s police chief was fully within his rights to deny a resident a concealed weapons permit because he determined the resident did not have a compelling need to carry the weapon, a federal …

Police: Sidewalk defecation, shovel fight, and more

East Providence Police conduct annual memorial service

Bristol arrests: Domestic assault, drug bust, assault on cops

Portsmouth Police hold 3rd annual Awards Ceremony

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‘Traditional arts’ on display at Fiber Fest

The art of spinning and working with natural fibers will be on display this weekend as Coggeshall Farm Museum hosts its 9th annual Fiber Festival and Craft Fair. "This is a rare opportunity to …

Exhibit tells the story of Warren's Touisset

Rare, exotic British cars to roll into Bristol

‘Traditional arts’ on display at Fiber Fest

Coggeshall Farm hosts home schooled families

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