Animal ‘justice will be served,’ AG Healey promises Westport

This after prosecutor suggests probation for all in huge Westport case Animal rights advocates in Westport say they remain worried but take some hope from the latest in what they call mixed …
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Hatchery trout headed to Stafford Pond

TIVERTON — The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock trout in Stafford Pond, Tiverton, on Tuesday, Nov. 28. A blue-green algae infestation prevented …

Tiverton casino: Full court press

By Bruce Burdett With daily glances at the calendar and weather forecast, swarms of workers are going all out in the woods of northeast Tiverton with the goal of buttoning up the new Twin …

Planners ponder marijuana shop rules

Their work to set rules for possible marijuana shops in town is far from done, but Planning Board members resolved last week to attempt two things in the meantime. After listening to public …

'She was my biggest cheerleader,' Portsmouth man says of mom

PORTSMOUTH — Even at the ripe age of 90, Dina Occhi still had her hands in running the family business, The Valley Inn restaurant, a Portsmouth institution for 60 years. “She …

Outerlimits Powerboats owner dies when new boat flips

Joseph Sgro, the 63-year-old owner of Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats in Bristol, was killed Thursday when his new Outerlimits SB 50 powerboat boat flipped in the Florida Keys. Mr. Sgro is the …

Police: Two killed in Portsmouth accident Friday night

PORTSMOUTH — A 90-year-old Portsmouth woman and a 59-year-old Little Compton man died as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident that took place Friday night.
Obituaries
Miriam Weest Scott, 94, Little Compton

Miriam Weest Scott passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in her studio in Little Compton. Her daughters and faithful friends were with her through her last months and days. Born on October 6, …

Patricia Gibson Conaway, Little Compton

Marjorie Borden Connolly, 94, of Barrington

Judith Lynn Terry, 78

John S. Carter Jr., Little Compton

Elizabeth Kelley Johnson, 69, Little Compton

Muriel E. Medeiros, 87, Little Compton

Wealther Mae Ericson, 97

Sports
Portsmouth shuts out Barrington, heads to state semifinals

The Portsmouth High School football team shut out Barrington,15-0, in a D-I quarterfinal game in chilly Portsmouth on Friday night. Kyle Bicho threw a bomb to wide receiver Peyton Robinson in the …

Tigers lose in soccer semis to top-seed Cranston East

Portsmouth soccer falls to Hendricken, 2-1, in quarterfinals

Portsmouth girls' cross-country team wins first-ever state title

Late goal-line stand seals dramatic win for Portsmouth

Things to Do
Restoring Atlantic Puffins to Maine — a rescue mission

The Paskamansett Bird Club is sponsoring an illustrated talk about how puffins were brought back to the East Coast. Derrick Jackson, who wrote a book about this adventure, will speak at the Westport …

Portsmouth High AP photography students exhibit works next week

Will Warren pumpkins squash world record? Today's the day

’Shellstock’ — concert for clams etc. — is Oct. 15

Tickets on sale for Portsmouth High Athletics Hall of Fame dinner

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