Portsmouth teams shine at Lego robotics championship

BRISTOL — Teams featuring students from Portsmouth fared very well in the First Lego League State Championship held at Roger Williams University Saturday.  More than 500 elementary …
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Edwards named to House leadership posts

House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Tiverton, Portsmouth) has been chosen to serve on the House Finance, Judiciary, Oversight and Labor committees for the 2017-18 legislative …

House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 4 Willow Way — Sunday, Jan. 15, 1-2:30 p.m. Cape, 2, 2.5, $799,000 Residential Properties, …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in recent days in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 500 Middle Highway — $337,000 8 Western Ave. — $264,000 4 Tallwood Drive — …

Sen. Seveney of Portsmouth receives committee assignments

PROVIDENCE — Sen. James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) has been appointed by President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed to serve on the Senate Finance, Special …

Canario named House deputy majority leader

Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) was appointed to the position of deputy majority leader Wednesday by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello. Rep. Canario …

Tiverton Town Administrator Matt Wojcik out

TIVERTON — The contract for Town Administrator Matt Wojcik, that expires Feb. 24, has not been renewed by the Town Council. In a brief one-paragraph statement, Town Council President Joan Chabot announced the decision Wednesday night at 10:20 p.m. "After review, the employment contract of the Tiverton Town Administrator, Matthew Wojcik, will not be renewed by the Town Council. The current employment contract’s term is three years, ending on February 24, 2017, with an additional four (4) month period after that date, to June 24, 2017. Mr. Wojcik will continue to serve as Town Administrator during that time, and may apply for the position of Town Administrator during the application process," read the statement.
Obituaries
Alison M. Shakarian, PhD, 51, Tiverton

Alison M. Shakarian, PhD, 51, of Tiverton, professor of biology and biomedical sciences, Salve Regina University, died at home Tuesday, January 10, 2017. A 13th generation Portsmouth native and …

Robert R. Salois, 82, Tiverton

Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Alfred J. Archambault, Waxahachie, Texas

Caitlin E. Fennessey Burnett, 34, Little Compton

Harriet Hubbard, 78, Prudence Island

Andrew E. Singleton, 43, Portsmouth

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Sports
Portsmouth High girls cruise past Rogers, 52-29

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity girls’ basketball team had no problem handling island rival Rogers in a non-league game Friday night.  The Patriots cruised, …

Sharpshooters square off in Portsmouth (photos)

Eagles skate to wins in Medeiros Cup hockey games

Youth free throw contest set for Saturday in Portsmouth

Portsmouth downs Barrington, Tiverton in boys’ hoops

Things to Do
Another Portsmouth Dog Park preview day set for Monday

PORTSMOUTH — If you haven’t yet checked out the new off-leash dog park at Melville Park, you’ll have another chance on Monday, Jan. 16. The Dog Park Planning Committee plans …

Prudence Island history is topic of lecture Jan. 12

A delicious cod dish that won’t ruin your New Year’s resolutions

They'll be diving for the dogs in Portsmouth on Jan. 1

Enjoying ‘lobster’ on a cod budget

Opinion
Letter: Vote yes on Question 7

To the editor: There isn’t a need more basic than having a place to call home. Unfortunately, too many Rhode Islanders struggle to find a home or apartment that they can reasonably afford, …

Editorial: Vote YES on 6

Letter: Make a commitment to end domestic violence

Editorial: Face facts — Climate Change is real

Ambitious plan for the future of our bridges 

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