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Portsmouth water mains flushed starting Tuesday

Portsmouth water mains flushed starting Tuesday

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Water and Fire District will be flushing water mains from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. per the following schedule: • Tuesday, Oct. 7: Willow Lane and Sprague Street, Bristol Ferry Road to Camara Drive and Mitchell Road, and side streets. • Wednesday, Oct. 8: Bristol Ferry Road from Cherokee Drive to Bayview Avenue,

Tiverton Crossings hits strong opposition

TIVERTON — The second public hearing about the massive mixed-use Tiverton Crossings development proposed by the Carpionato Development Group, got off to a rocky start last week in the high school auditorium. About eight representatives from Carpionato were in attendance. In the audience were 50-60 citizens, 13 of whom spoke against the plan and three

palmer pointe-early sketch

Barrington’s Palmer Pointe clears court hurdle

  On Wednesday, Oct. 1, a Superior Court judge sided with an earlier planning board decision to allow for the construction of an affordable housing development on Sowams Road. The residents group CODDER 02806 had appealed a decision by the Barrington Planning Board that permitted the construction of the Palmer Pointe development; the project calls

Eilee Cameron, 5, plays with a kitten in a play room at the new Bristol Animal Shelter. Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Ribbon cut on Bristol’s ‘state-of-the-art’ new animal shelter

A little rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of nearly 100 people who filled the humane education center inside Bristol’s new animal shelter Monday. After years in the planning and fundraising stages, volunteers and members of the capital project committee that ushered the project to fruition welcomed the public to tour the facility after

Maps of the different bikeway routes through Portsmouth are reviewed by residents at Tuesday’s workshop.

Portsmouth residents like Melville route for bikeway

PORTSMOUTH — The proposed Aquidneck Island Bikeway would traverse Melville Ponds and its campground if the majority of residents at a workshop Tuesday night had their way. The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) presented three different options for the Portsmouth leg of the bikeway to about 80 people during a nearly two-hour informational session at Town

A crowd of youngsters wait for the start of the BEF rubber duck race on Saturday.

Barrington rubber ducks raise $10,000

The 22nd annual Barrington Education Foundation Rubber Ducky Race fund-raiser went off without a hitch at Wood’s Pond in the heart of Barrington on Saturday afternoon. The weather was unseasonably warm and sunny, keeping the crowds enthusiastic and ticket sales active, although the turnout was a little lighter than in years’ past. People of all

Benjamin Church Manor residents Elsie DiSano (left) and Irene Armillotto enjoy the many offerings of the Senior Awareness Day program. Photos by Manuel C. "Manny" Correira.

Senior Day highlights services at center

With idea weather setting  the tone for another successful event, about 200 people attended the fourth annual Senior Awareness Day last Friday on the grounds of the Bristol Senior Center. The festivities began mid-morning when people started filing onto the grounds of the Bristol Senior Center and into the Community Room, where seniors and their