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Matthew Price incorrectly responds to the 'Final Jeopardy' answer to conclude Monday's episode.

East Providence’s Price falls in second ‘Jeopardy’ appearance

EAST PROVIDENCE — City native Matthew Price’s stay on “Jeopardy” lasted two episodes as the defending champ fell in his second appearance on the venerable game show that aired Monday evening, Sept. 22. Mr. Price, born and bred in East Providence, started off slowly to begin his defense, falling into negative numbers attempting to come

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House of the Week: Luxury living in Seekonk countryside

Enjoy luxury and all the modern conveniences while living in a country setting at this North Seekonk home. This contemporary colonial at 585 Read St. in Seekonk, set on a 1.45-acre parcel in the Read Street section of town, features an open floor plan with a formal entry foyer and a sweeping staircase. The large, granite eat-in kitchen includes stainless steel

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Portsmouth firefighters win $142,000 grant

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department has received a $142,000 grant that will be used to replace the department’s inventory of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), which is more than 10 years old. The mission of the competitive Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency under The Department of Homeland Security,

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

Barrington DPW responds to town manager’s raise

  Last year, the union workers at the Barrington Department of Public Works received a 2.5 percent raise. This year they’re set to receive a 2 percent bump. But next year, the men who plow the town’s streets and cut the grass at the parks will see no change in their paychecks. The three-year deal

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Citizen’s Academy gives residents a look at police life

Police officers deal with a lot more than arresting criminals. One read through the Phoenix’ weekly police log shows the great variety of calls officers deal with on a daily basis. Now, Bristol residents get the chance to experience what police officers see every day. The Bristol Police Department will be hosting a Citizen’s Police

The crowd loved the "oompa loompas" during the PHS Marching Band's halftime show Friday night. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth band, cheerleaders show spirit (gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Marching Band, color guard and cheerleaders came out in full force to support the school’s varsity football team compete in its first league contest this season against Cranston East Friday night. (Portsmouth won, 29-25.) The band’s “Willy Wonka”-themed halftime show featured many elementary school children, who got a big

Aerial photo shows location of Potter's Cove. Image from newenglandboating.com.

Body of woman recovered off Prudence Island

PORTSMOUTH — The body of a 73-year-old Tiverton woman was recovered off the east side of Prudence Island Sunday morning after she had been reported missing from a boat moored at Potter’s Cove. The deceased woman was identified Monday morning as Barbara E. Mills of Tiverton, according to Gail Mastrati, spokeswoman for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management

Obituaries

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Peter John Holmes, 72, Portsmouth

Peter John Holmes, 72, of Portsmouth, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Janet (Blaess) Holmes. Born in Providence, R.I., on April 5, 1942, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Brooks) Holmes. Peter was a 1961 graduate of East Providence High

Sports

Portsmouth freshman striker Marykate McGuire attempts to take down a pass with her foot amidst a host of Barrington defenders from left, Heather Osman, Leah Hoder and Elinor Coogan. 
Photos by Rich Dionne

Photos: Portsmouth girls soccer bests Barrington

The Portsmouth girls soccer team beat Barrington, 3-2, at Victory field on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The Lady Patriots improved their record in Division I East to 2-2-1 while the Eagles went to 2-3-1. The Barrington Youth Soccer Association provided entertainment for the crowd by playing two scrimmage games during the half.

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Muir String Quartet at Westport Point

Concerts at the Point will launch its 18th season this weekend, with the return of the Muir String Quartet. Now in their 36th season, the Muir has long been acknowledged as one of the world’s most powerful and insightful ensembles. They will present Wolf – Italian Serenade in G; Janacek – Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters;”

Opinion

Letter: People here helping Dr. Flanigan in Ebola battle

To the editor: Tiverton Cares would like to thank everyone who has contributed in one way or another to help Tiverton resident Dr. Timothy Flanigan as he works to rebuild medical infrastructure in Liberia, Africa, to fight Ebola. Specifically, the volunteer, non-profit charity thanks thaose who contributed to its own efforts, which have raised over

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