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Summer breeze

Summer breeze

For extreme sports fans, summer on Narragansett Bay is a rush. You aren’t seeing things: in recent years it seems the bay has been teeming with unusual wind-powered craft, traveling at uncommon speeds. One local fleet of A-class catamarans (A-cats, for short), recognizable by their tall, gray sails that resemble the dorsal fins of enormous


Barrington man allegedly stole from his grandma

A Barrington man pleaded no contest to a larceny charge after he allegedly stole jewelry from his grandmother and traded it for cash at a pawn shop. Barrington police charged Michael Lee Acciardo, 27, of 67 Highland Ave., with larceny under $1,500 on Thursday, July 17, after completing an investigation into some alleged thefts. The


Bristol man faces child porn charges

A Bristol man has been charged with possession and transfer of child pornography after a State Police undercover investigation. Matthew Antignano, 31, of 533 Metacom Ave., was arrested Wednesday morning after an undercover investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children task force, which was investigating reports of child porn videos and pictures being shared online,


Bristol woman charged with hitting cop

Editor’s note: This article has been edited from its original form. A Bristol woman who reportedly acknowledged drinking and taking anxiety medication was arrested outside of Aidan’s Pub on Thames Street late Sunday night after allegedly punching a police officer in an angry outburst. Kimberly Madden, 30, of 34 Dartmouth St., Bristol, was charged with

Terri Cortvriend has been selected to lead the Portsmouth School Committee.

Cortvriend new leader of Portsmouth school board

PORTSMOUTH — “We’re going to have some moving of the chairs,” announced School Committee Chairman David Croston at the start of Tuesday night’s meeting. And with that, the wheels were in motion for the panel to select a new leader to succeed Mr. Croston, who last month announced his intention to resign as chairman on