Author Archives: Scott Pickering


Fire tears through Portsmouth family home

Fire tears through Portsmouth family home

Firefighters from at least four towns poured into the Common Fence Point area of Portsmouth Saturday afternoon to control a fire that tore through a two-story,  single-family home at around 3:30 p.m. According to witnesses, the fire erupted and spread quickly inside the home at 2 Summit Road. Firefighters from Portsmouth, Tiverton, Bristol and Middletown

Joseph M Brito SR-

Joseph Brito Sr. dies at age 91

Joseph M. Brito (91) was born in Bristol, Rhode Island, son of the late Ceasar Brito and Georgiana Travers Brito. He died on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Joseph, or “Joe Sr.” as he is often called, had three sons, Joseph M., Michael S. and the late C. Patrick  Brito; two daughters, Audrey B. Field and

Police outside the Union Street home at about 10:20 a.m. Saturday.

Woman in standoff with Portsmouth police found dead

A 56-year-old Portsmouth woman who had three guns and refused to release them in a standoff with police has died of a self-inflicted gunshot, according to police. Below is a statement released by Major Brian P. Peters, Portsmouth Deputy Chief of Police: “On Oct. 13, at 1:15 pm, Portsmouth Police responded to a Union Street residence

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See the giant pumpkins this weekend in Warren

Since 2000, Warren’s Frerichs Farm has hosted the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Grower’s annual weigh-off on Columbus Day Weekend, welcoming thousands of people to come see the pumpkins and enjoy the festivities, with music by The Whippets and food and drinks available. At last year’s weigh-off, Ron Wallace (at right) came in first with

The Victorian home was built in 1910 for a prominent Portsmouth woman.

Portsmouth Victorian has proud history, needs love

The Victorian home located at 567 Bristol Ferry Road, Portsmouth, was built in 1910 as the home for Sarah J. Eddy, a pioneer in early photography, a philanthropist, feminist and founder of the Rhode Island Humane Society. Ms. Eddy was also a sculptor and painter with a passion to help others. She often held picnics on

Barbara Jean Brewster

Memorial service for Barbara Jean Brewster is July 2

Barbara Jean Brewster, 85, went to dance with the angels on Dec. 20, 2012. Her memory will be treasured by her children and their spouses: Susan Marques (Filipe), of Massachusetts; Herbert (Deke) Brewster (Dawn), Linda Motta Earl, all of Georgia; Richard Brewster (Annette) of Florida; Brother Bud Godfrey; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild;