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Portsmouth High band’s Disney-on-turf show is ‘Fantasmic!’

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Marching Band performed its second Walt Disney-inspired field show of the year during halftime of Friday’s home football game against …
Warren promotes three police officers
Three Warren Police Department officers were promoted Tuesday night by Warren Town Council President Joseph DePasquale, at the … Read More
Westport BOH takes no action on animal list
WESTPORT — They were nearly unanimous in their support for a farm animal registry in Westport but a large Town Hall crowd could not … Read More
Ferreira’s big kick lifts Wildcats over Southeastern, 1-0
The Westport soccer team won their first game of the season with a 1-0 win over Southeastern during a home game on Friday afternoon. … Read More
Bristol post office renamed for First Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna
Warm, late-summer temperatures greeted a large turnout of relatives, friends and local, state and Congressional dignitaries who … Read More
Barrington Cub Scout Pack makes history with recent signups
For the first time ever, three girls have signed up as members of Cub Scout Pack 1 Nayatt.  The signups are part of a new … Read More
Warren fisherman nabbed for exceeding striped bass limits
Division of Law Enforcement officers cited a Warren man yesterday in Narragansett for having caught 13 striped bass – 12 over the … Read More
Obituaries
Fr. Thomas J. Vaughan, 90, of Bristol Fr. Thomas J. Vaughan SSC, 90, passed away peacefully on Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor.   = Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was the son the late Patrick and Kathleen (Fuller) …
Rev. Joseph Jeremiah McSweeney, SSC, 85, of Bristol Rev. Joseph Jeremiah McSweeney, SSC, 85, passed away on Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor. Born in Ireland, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Ellen (Long) McSweeney. He is survived by …
Robert J. 'Bob' Hoder, of Barrington Robert J. “Bob" Hoder passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at his home in  Barrington. He was married to Janet (Huddlestone) Hoder of Yorkshire, England for 51 years, and was the father of …
Sports
Fun is the focus of first-year flag football league in Barrington On Sunday morning, the fields behind the Barrington High School tennis courts were filled with Panthers and Bears, and Raiders and Rams. On another set of fields nearby, Cowboys battled Chiefs and …
Tiverton High announces 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees Nine athletes, one team, and two THS sports supporters will be inducted into the Tiverton High School Athletics Hall of Fame at next months sixth annual ceremony. The induction ceremonies will be …
Names change, but EPHS girls’ volleyball team goals stay constant By Mathew Galvao Sports Stringer The East Providence High School girls’ volleyball team have kicked off yet another season with big expectations earlier this week a year after taking North …
Eagles defeat Rams, tie Skippers in field hockey The Barrington High School field hockey team is 1-0-1 after its first two games of the season — the Eagles defeated LaSalle 4-1 in its opener and then tied North Kingstown 1-1. Playing in …
Opinion
Letter: Local farms’ use of deadly chemicals must stop To the editor: A farmer's right to farm ends if his irresponsible use of chemicals ends up in a town's groundwater or in the farm products he produces. Roundup (Glyphosate) has now been …
Letter: Council skullduggery afoot over Tiverton casino revenue To the editor: Over the last two years, I have yet to meet a single Tiverton resident who does not like the privacy and sense of transparency and control afforded by the Financial Town Referendum. …
Letter: Why stormwater runoff silence from Westport Watershed Alliance? To the editor, Local newspapers have reported outcry from Westport neighbors to the proposed new school on Old County Road who are concerned about stormwater runoff and its effect on flooding …
Letter: Why steal the cones topping the Glen’s beehive pillars? To the editor: Glen Farm, once a landmark country estate, is one of Portsmouth's treasures. The lanes that wind through the Glen are graced by numerous stone "beehive" pillars. Each has a concrete …

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