Benatar concert in East Providence cancelled over wind concerns

EAST PROVIDENCE — Waterfront Productions announced at 4:45 p.m. today the Pat Benatar-Neil Giraldo concert scheduled for this evening, September 22, at Bold Point Park has been cancelled due to …
Latest News

Addiction 'was like a train coming at us,' says Portsmouth mom

PORTSMOUTH — Carol Wilcox, one of several local parents whose families have been hit hard by opioid addiction, said it’s often difficult to get their warnings through to …

Little Compton Wellness Center celebrates 100 years

LITTLE COMPTON — Few institutions have woven itself more firmly into the fabric of the community than the Little Compton Wellness Center, which this year celebrates 100 years of service to the residents of the town and the region. "Our goal is to focus on the four pillars of healthy aging — body health, the brain, nutrition, and a sense of community," said Shirley Hardison, president of Friends of the Little Compton Wellness Center.

Blowhard Jose decides to hang around awhile

WESTPORT — Former hurricane Jose has taken a liking to waters south of New England and could deliver nearly a week of northeast gales to the area once he finally tires out. The now-tropical …

Weatherlow latest farm seeking to host weddings

WESTPORT — A farm’s plan to host weddings and other ‘agri-entertainment’ drew plenty of disagreement and no conclusions at the most recent Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting. Instead, …

Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …

Sakonnet area fire chiefs issue storm warnings

SAKONNET AREA — Tiverton and Little Compton fire chiefs as of about 1:30 p.m. Monday issued warnings and advice for residents of the towns they protect in advance of Hurricane Jose, which is projected to arrive in the area sometime Wednesday.
Obituaries
Antoinette Hughes Ham, Little Compton

Antoinette Hughes Ham, “Toni,” passed away unexpectedly at her home in Little Compton on August 21, 2017. Born July 14, 1941, she was the daughter of Sam and M.L. Hughes of Southwest Harbor, …

June Goulart, 93, Little Compton

Nancy E. DeSouza, 67, Little Compton

Michael J. Cafarella, 50, Little Compton

E. Howland Bowen, 86, Little Compton

Frank F. Rosa Jr., 75, Little Compton

William J. Jackson, 82, Little Compton

Folke Alarik Wilhelm Myrin II, Little Compton

Sports
Both Portsmouth High cross-country teams sweep in meet

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School cross-country program had a very good day at Glen Park on Monday.  Both the girls’ and boys’ teams swept the competition, with …

Past, current Portsmouth High soccer players have turf war

Little Compton to celebrate new rec field

City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

Portsmouth’s McGuire again named Gatorade Player of the Year

Things to Do
Tickets on sale for Portsmouth High Athletics Hall of Fame dinner

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School’s sports “pioneers” will be honored in a special ceremony Oct. 14, and advance tickets are now on sale. The Portsmouth Athletic …

Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

Let them eat zucchini bread

Tiverton seniors sew — and reap — big profits

'Bold' move: Waterfront Productions opens first season in East Providence

Opinion
Letter: Cherish these last late summer outdoors moments

To the editor: Are your hummingbird feeders still up? Hurray for you and I am sure you know to keep them there until October 15. You might even be rewarded with a rufous! They seem to travel late …

Editorial: Wedding wars

Letter: Why does vineyard get to sidestep the rules?

Letter: Putting paved parking lot at East Beach is a fool’s errand

Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

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