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Portsmouth residents slam DOT’s plan for intersection

Portsmouth residents slam DOT’s plan for intersection

Above: R.I. Department of Transportation rendering of the proposed reconfiguration of the Park Avenue/East Main Road intersection. PORTSMOUTH — Town Council members and local residents had a strong message for state officials Monday night over plans for the intersection of East Main Road and Park Avenue: It ain’t broke, so don’t fix it. Officials from the


Portsmouth starts first spay/neuter program

PORTSMOUTH — A new town program will allow local residents to receive a significant discount to get their dogs and cats spayed or neutered. Under Rhode Island law, a portion of what a municipality brings in for animal licenses must be put into a separate fund for spay/neuter services. Until this week, however, that hasn’t

Owners of private wells invited to Tiverton forum

Your drinking water tastes and smells fine but, when was the last time you had it tested?  And what should it be tested for and where? These questions and others will be answered by water quality experts from URI and the RI Department of Health at a free program on Tuesday, May 12, from 6-7

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Two from Westport face drug charges

A search of a North Breault, Westport, house last week turned up drugs and led to the arrest of a man and woman. After an investigation, Westport Police detectives along with members of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Bedford Office went to 34 North Breault St. at around midday on Wednesday, April 22, armed with

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Grand Jury indicts East Providence teen on federal sex trafficking charges

PROVIDENCE — A federal grand jury in Providence has returned a six-count indictment charging Reginald “Reggie” Chaney, 19, of East Providence, with conspiracy, sex trafficking of a child and transportation of a minor. It is alleged that Chaney conspired to recruit, transport and coerce two minor females to engage in commercial sex acts. The indictment

Officials said the White Church Bridge will be closed overnight on April 27 and 28.

Barrington bridge to be closed overnight

The White Church Bridge in Barrington will be closed on Monday and Tuesday nights, April 27 and 28, for construction. The bridge — from County Road to Martin Avenue — will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. both nights. Construction crews will be installing a water main, necessitating full closure of the bridge,

Tim Leary of Portsmouth, riding a folding bike, heads over the Sakonnet River Bridge bikeway Saturday. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Cyclists: Sakonnet Bridge path great, but where’s the rest?

Above: Tim Leary of Portsmouth, riding a folding bike, heads over the Sakonnet River Bridge bikeway Saturday. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — The cyclists jockeying for position on Main Road in Tiverton Saturday told the story. The newly assembled “Bridge Bike Partners” — made up of members of the Tiverton Trailblazers, Bike Newport, Bike Fall


Featured home: River views in Common Fence Point

Enjoy breathtaking sunrises from this contemporary-style home in the Common Fence Point area of Portsmouth. Furniture is included in the fully renovated house built in 1958 high on a hill overlooking the Sakonnet River on a manicured lot. The home at 120 Sakonnet Drive has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and also includes a full