Portsmouth students use brainpower in 'Skype a Scientist'

PORTSMOUTH — In their interview of a brain scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, second-graders at Hathaway School demonstrated that their gray matter was working just …
UPDATE — Fisherman killed as Vestas 11th Hour Racing and fishing boat collide off Hong Kong
Volvo Ocean Race officials have now revealed that one fisherman was killed and nine others rescued after their fishing boat was … Read More
No injuries when car rolls onto CVS sidewalk
An older woman driving a small sedan lost control of her car and rolled onto the sidewalk adjacent to the CVS on Metacom Avenue in … Read More
‘Tight window’ to purchase pay-as-you-throw bags in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Residents will have only a few days to purchase the new orange pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) bags before the new program … Read More
Obituaries
Mary Souza, 90, of Bristol

Mary (Alves) Souza, 90, passed away on Jan. 19, 2018. She was the daughter of the late William L. Alves, Sr. and Mary (Cabral) Alves. Mary loved to travel and did so as often as possible. She has …

Marie Amaral, 96, of Bristol

Louis C. Boughton of Bristol

House hunt: Open houses in Barrington on Sunday
It's cold and it's winter, but the real estate market is still active. Before the New England Patriots take the field in the AFC … Read More
DiPalma bill aims to preserve net neutrality here
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Louis P. DiPalma and Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy have introduced legislation (2018-S 2008 / 2018-H 7076) that … Read More
Tourister apartment rental rates are out: $1,800-$3,800
Have you been wondering about the amenities and costs of living at the American Tourister? Here are some figures, according to Paula … Read More
Vestas 11th Hour Racing in collision 30 miles from finish
Holding what appeared to be a fairly comfortable 16-mile lead in the fight for second place just a couple of hours from the Leg 4 … Read More
Touisset man hopes state will ban blue marine styrofoam
A Touisset Point resident is talking with Save The Bay and hopes the environmental organization and state will take steps to do away … Read More
Bristol Police: Arrests for drunk driving and sexual assault
Bristol police officers made seven arrests from Jan. 8 to Jan. 14, including two women for drunk driving and one man for second-degree … Read More
Police
Missing kayaker's vessel believed to be found in East Providence; Truck fire damages home EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Department personnel retrieved a kayak Sunday morning, Jan. 14, in the Providence River off the shore at Kettle Point believed to be the one owned by a …
Prominent Barrington doctor murdered in East Providence home EAST PROVIDENCE — A prominent area doctor is the victim in a murder investigation being conducted by East Providence Police. Dr. Clive Bridgham, 67, was found dead upon the arrival of officers …
'Suspicious death' being investigated in East Providence EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced late Friday afternoon, Jan. 12, its investigation into what it termed a “suspicious” death the previous evening in the Rumford …
Opinion
What was Bannon thinking? Most folks are aware of the expression ”damming by faint praise.” Stephen K. Bannon went one step further by also making disparaging remarks about Mr. Trump, his family members and the …
Buckle up for 2018 I’m ready for baseball. 2017 could have been a remarkable year for the Red Sox, but ended in a bit of a whimper. The team won another AL East title (the first time they’ve won two years …
Letter: Westport debt a ticking time bomb even before new school To the editor: I find myself amazed that we as citizens are considering incurring at least another $60 million in indebtedness to construct a new school when there is absolutely no conversation …
Letter: Please don’t delay Bristol marina expansion any longer This is an open letter to the current members of the Bristol Town Council: Question: What do 120-plus Bristol residents, their families and friends all have in common? Answer: They have all …
Sports
Barrington Middle School wrestling team off to strong start Something special is happening with the Barrington Middle School wrestling team this year.  The team has erupted out of the gate with a 6-0 start and has the Rhode Island Middle School …
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Bolts, Falcons and Sentinels The Barrington High School girls basketball team improved to 6-2 with wins over Cranston East, Cranston West and Smithfield last week. The Eagles defeated Cranston East 57-39 on Wednesday, Jan. …
Youth free-throw contest in Portsmouth Saturday PORTSMOUTH — Young sharpshooters, take notice: The Knights of Columbus Father Christopher S. Rooney Council, No. 3618, is sponsoring its annual free throw contest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, …

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