Portsmouth tightens up its school buildings

PORTSMOUTH — Allan Garcia stands inside the new “mantrap” at Hathaway Elementary School, pointing to all the high-tech security upgrades designed to deny unwelcome visitors …
Two Westport residents killed in NY state crash
VERONA, NY —Two Westport residents were among three people killed in a one-car rollover crash Wednesday morning on the New York … Read More
Portsmouth’s Nikki Merrill wins 2 races at state indoor track meet
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School junior Nikki Merrill capped off an impressive season with two victories in the Rhode Island … Read More
Oar art — Artists unleash imaginations on oars, paddles
Over half of the donated oars and paddles — the older and more weatherbeaten the better, have been painted and decorated by top area … Read More
Obituaries
Dorothy L. Smith, 95, Little Compton

Dorothy L. (Macomber) Smith, 95, of Little Compton, died Saturday, February 17, 2018.  She was the wife of the late David W. Smith. Born in Fall River, she was daughter of the late Dana B. and …

Harry Moniz, 80, Adamsville

Stanford Hamilton Henry, 86, Little Compton

Environmentalist Grantham to address climate change here
Jeremy Grantham, renowned environmentalist, investor and philanthropist, will be the guest speaker when the Westport River Watershed … Read More
Bella Mente Racing back for more from New England Boatworks
Famed ocean racer Hap Fauth liked the job done by New England Boatworks on his last maxi racers enough that he has returned to the … Read More
Gunfire rings out in Tiverton schools during 'active shooter' drill
TIVERTON — First at the high school, later at Fort Barton Elementary, School, police cruisers and ambulances swarmed in from the … Read More
Oyster farmers say they need deeper water to succeed
WESTPORT — The town’s Shellfish Advisory Board will take a closer look at shellfish farm rules after two local oyster farmers … Read More
Saving Tiverton's high ground
TIVERTON — The growing Pocasset Ridge collection of saved woodlands in the Tiverton ‘high country’ has expanded by another … Read More
Little Compton waterfront house sells for $4 million
LITTLE COMPTON — Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the sale of 40, 43, 46 Taylor’s Lane, Little Compton, … Read More
Opinion
Letter: Our state budget must protect the vulnerable To the editor: As legislators, we must treat each taxpayer dollar with the utmost respect, seeking to maximize its effectiveness and efficiency. That is our responsibility as elected officials. As …
Letter: Before buying corn field, check that soil with care To the editor: I have just read the story about the Pontes land being made available to the town. Before the town or Ag Trust considers this, both the soils and groundwater should be tested. A …
Warren veterans support 'Moving Wall' visit to Ocean State To the editor:It is our duty to remember those who are willing to carry out the difficult work of keeping us free. This became even more apparent to me at the start of this school year when one of …
Sports
Portsmouth advances after defense swarms Eagles in 58-49 win BARRINGTON — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity basketball team advanced  in the Division II playoffs after its defense stymied Barrington in the opening round Friday …
Portsmouth's Marykate McGuire realizes goal, signs with Duke PORTSMOUTH — It’s been a long and often frustrating journey, but Portsmouth High School senior Marykate McGuire kept her eye on the prize: playing soccer for a Division I college …
Portsmouth High Athletic Hall of Fame seeks more nominations PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations to be considered for the second induction ceremony to be held next fall.   Visit …

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