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PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night awarded a $1.83 million contract to low bidder PJ Keating Company of Fairhaven, Mass. to carry out road improvements to Narragansett Avenue on … more
With a focus on innovation, collaboration and tech education, new Mt. Hope High School Principal Deborah DiBiase prepares to take the helm of a brand new leadership team at the high … more
The third time was the charm for Westport’s effort to get the state to approve tax credits needed to help pay for Noquochoke Village affordable housing. The Westport Affordable Housing Trust … more
A 20-year-old Seekonk man is facing drunk driving charges following a crash on Sowams Road Tuesday night, Aug. 22. Barrington police were called to a serious crash at the northern end of Sowams … more
Wood Street residents celebrated pride in their community Sunday during the first Wood Street Pride Day.  The celebration, hosted by Mosaico CDC, which runs the Bristol Industrial Park, and … more
Three men are lucky to be unharmed after their boat sunk in Bristol Harbor in the dark Tuesday night, thanks largely to a local resident who heard their screams and jumped into his boat to … more
Two water insiders say the Bristol County Water Authority is selling its 17,000-plus customers short and may be wasting millions, as its board of directors prepares to enter into a $2.6 million … more
PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — Drivers who recently recovered from traffic delays due to work on the Mt. Hope Bridge can expect more of the same starting next month, when a major repair job begins. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The school committee conducted the first of two scheduled workshops on its Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget Tuesday night, Aug. 23, the board hearing the figures specifically associated … more
Barrington police and fire crews responded to a house at the corner of Barton Avenue and County Road on Monday morning, after a painter working there was electrocuted. Read more Barrington police … more
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