Somber Portsmouth observance memorializes ‘Rhode Island Nine’

PORTSMOUTH — On every Oct. 23 for more than three decades, they’ve been filling the pews in the upstairs meeting room of the Portsmouth Historical Society to honor soldiers who made …
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EPLAC plans next meeting for October 25

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Local Advisory Committee For Special Education (EPLAC) Welcomes All to the Next Meeting on Wed. October 25th from 6:30- 8:00 pm at the Martin Middle School …

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 …

Portsmouth High shutterbugs document local landmarks

PORTSMOUTH — Since local history isn’t usually taught in the schools, Rose Escobar is bringing her advanced placement photography students out on field trips so they can see some of …

Barrington moms challenge schools over Primrose performance gap (Video)

A small group of moms continued their quest for more answers, attention and resources at Primrose Hill Elementary School during Thursday night’s Barrington School Committee meeting. After …
Obituaries
Alphonse C. Salvaggio, 91, of Bristol

Mr. Alphonse C. Salvaggio, age 91, of Bliven Avenue, Bristol, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at the Jane Brown Unit of Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Carolyn …

Jane A. Drew, 82, Riverside

Deborah Lynn Sanford, 55, Portsmouth

Muriel E. Medeiros, 87, Little Compton

Peter G. Clements, Sr., 56, of Barrington

Stephen Butera, 67, Bristol

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