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Barrington Memorial Day parade includes school bands, more

Barrington Memorial Day parade includes school bands, more

The annual Memorial Day parade in Barrington steps off on Monday morning, May 25. Massing of Colors ceremonies, including raising of the flag, roll call of deceased veterans, placing of the wreath and playing of Taps will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Victory Field Memorial Gates at Barrington High School. Barrington native Rev. Angelo Carusi of

Town Councilor Joe Sousa placed this display during last Saturday's voting for the Financial Town Referendum at Tiverton High School as a "means of showing respect for the dead am one the still living members of the troop."

Councilor Sousa slammed for bringing gun replica to Tiverton High School

TIVERTON — Town Councilor Joe Sousa is taking heat for putting what some people thought was a real rifle on display in the Tiverton High School parking lot during Saturday’s voting for the Financial Town Referendum. The rifle was a replica that he had leaned against his motorcycle next to a campaign truck for Budget

Tiverton Town Administrator Matt Wojcik responds to FTR vote

    By Tiverton Town Administrator Matt Wojcik Following the adoption of the Petitioner’s Budget by the people at last week’s Financial Town Referendum, we asked Town Administrator Matt Wojcik to respond in writing to several questions we had about the results. Here is his response, only slightly edited. How do you feel about the

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Portsmouth seeks strategy on coyotes

Above: File photo of “Jepsy,” a large member of the south Portsmouth coyote pack. PORTSMOUTH — Despite approving a no-feed ordinance more than two years ago, Portsmouth apparently still has a coyote problem. On the night of May 13, a large coyote went after a small dog being walked by its owner, Lisa Pastore, in the

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Close vote spurns Taxpayers Assn. try to cut school budget

LITTLE COMPTON — By as close a vote as this town has seen in many years, voters here at the Financial Town Meeting (FTM) on Tuesday night defeated — by secret ballot — a motion made by Joe Quinn, Chairman of the Little Compton Taxpayers Association, to cut $50,000 from the school budget. The vote

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Portsmouth touts upgrades at Sandy Point Beach

Above: “I think it’s safe and it’s quiet and it’s clean,” Tim Dunbar, beach manager, says of town-owned Sandy Point Beach. PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth is hoping that its new-and-improved Sandy Point Beach will have people flocking there like gulls this summer. The town-owned property has implemented several changes at the beach this year in

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East Providence City Council awards Silver Spring playground bid

EAST PROVIDENCE — The long-awaited refurbishment of the Silver Spring Elementary School playground was given the go-ahead after the City Council approved a bid for the project at its meeting Tuesday night, May 19. By a unanimous 4-0 vote, the Council approved the recommendation of Acting City Manager Paul Lemont to accept the $142,856 bid

Vernon Gorton Jr. marches in the Procession of Saint Anthony during the Portsmouth Portuguese American Citizens Club’s annual Saint Anthony’s Feast in July of last year. Mr. Gorton was a lifetime member of the club.

Portsmouth attorney worked right up until the end

Above: Vernon Gorton Jr. marches in the Procession of Saint Anthony during the Portsmouth Portuguese American Citizens Club’s annual Saint Anthony’s Feast in July of last year. Mr. Gorton was a lifetime member of the club. PORTSMOUTH — On the night of May 11 attorney Vernon Gorton Jr. stood before the Portsmouth Town Council, doing something

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Recusals, lack of quorum, again postpone hearing on Bristol development

Those opposed to a planned housing development by Augustine and Lynda Nunes at the northwest corner of Chestnut Street left Town Hall disappointed Tuesday, their opposition, once again, going unheard. But this time — unlike the two previous delays when Mr. Nunes asked for a continuation of the Planning Board public hearing on the matter,

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