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A team of animal rescue workers from Mystic Aquarium surround a stranded juvenile female pygmy sperm whale at Island Park Beach late Saturday afternoon. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Pygmy whale stranded on Portsmouth beach

Pygmy whale stranded on Portsmouth beach

PORTSMOUTH — A young whale was found stranded on Island Park Beach Saturday afternoon but ultimately had to be euthanized by a rescue team from Mystic Aquarium. According to Dale Wolbrink, the aquarium’s director of public relations, the Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team responded to the beach for a stranding call at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Neighborhood lends a hand

TIVERTON — Frank Fitta, Carol Chandlier, and Roger Riendeau put the finishing touches on the Countryvew Estates Giving Tree. Residents collected gifts for three families on behalf of the East Bay Community Action. Countryview residents filled a wish list prepared by East Bay Community Action — wishes ranged from gift cards to clothing and toys for

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House of the Week: Luxury, space in Rumstick estate

Elegance, attention to detail, and lots and lots of space highlight this Rumstick Point estate in Barrington. Built in 1994 and designed by renowned local architect Gregory Snider, the home at 294 Rumstick Road was built with room for an expanding family in mind. It has 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms within 9,000 square feet


East Bay’s Most Wanted

Police in towns throughout the East Bay are searching for suspects in several unsolved crimes and have listed their crimes on Take a look at the gallery and descriptions below, and contact the listed police department if you have any information: Jewelery theft from Barrington Books The Barrington Police Department is searching for a


Kickemuit to play, sing sounds of the season

The Kickemuit Middle School Music Department will offer two holiday concerts in December, showcasing the singing and instrumental talents of its students. The KMS 7th and 8th grade bands, directed by Melissa Labonte and Jeffrey Brackett, are scheduled to perform Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Mt. Hope High School auditorium. Holiday music

Cammi Burgess of Portsmouth portrays the Queen in Ballet Prestige's rendition of the Nutcracker Sat. Dec. 13.  Photos by Rich Dionne

‘The Nutcracker’ takes the stage Saturday

Ballet Prestige, a Russian style ballet studio located in Barrington under the direction of Vera Kurmasheva and Zhanat Baidaralin, will bring “The Nutcracker” to life in a performance at Martin Mid- dle School on Saturday, Dec. 13. The ballet will feature a number of East Bay dancers, including Barrington’s Isaiah Meness (Nutcracker Prince) and Yalith Axelson


Tweet’s Restaurant closes; owes nearly $100K in taxes

Tweet Balzano’s Family Restaurant, a Bristol landmark for the past 60 years, has shut down after falling nearly $100,000 behind on town taxes. Just before Thanksgiving, the Balzano family closed the restaurant for vacation, planning to re-open on Friday, Nov. 28. Although Tweet’s website posted its anticipated menu for its return, listing its pasta, seafood