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In Portsmouth, preparing for a worst-case scenario

PORTSMOUTH — Town workers and volunteers gathered at Portsmouth High School Friday to prepare for something they hope never happens: a town-wide pandemic or other medical …
Section of old Sakonnet River Bridge finally lowered onto barge
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Slowly but surely, the center section of the old Sakonnet River Bridge was finally lowered onto an assembly … Read More
Police release report after Tiverton assistant principal's death
Bristol Police have confirmed that a 40-year-old Barrington man died after a fall off the Mt. Hope Bridge early Wednesday morning. … Read More
Over two dozen Portsmouth residents sent PAYT violation notices
PORTSMOUTH — More than two dozen residents have been sent warning letters for allegedly violating the new pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) … Read More
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Sports
Portsmouth High unified hoops team defeats Barrington
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School unified basketball team beat Barrington on the road last week, 64-45. The high scorer … Read More
East Bay girls hockey team wins state championship
The East Bay co-op girls hockey team defeated LaSalle-Moses Brown, 4-2, on Saturday night and won the Division I state … Read More
Barrington boys defeat Portsmouth, advance to finals
The Barrington High School boys hockey team advanced to the Division II finals after defeating Portsmouth 7-4 in the second game of … Read More
Police Report
Tiverton bank theft suspect nabbed in Bristol
TIVERTON — A man suspected of committing a robbery of the north Tiverton branch of Bank Newport on April 2 was arrested Monday in … Read More
Tiverton man shot by police released from hospital
TIVERTON — A Tiverton man, Scott W. Banville, 44, who was shot by police at 11:34 last Wednesday night at his home while wielding a … Read More
Monday morning bank robbery called ‘brazen’
TIVERTON — Tiverton police, using social media and working with Dartmouth police and other departments in the area, are searching … Read More
Obituaries
George L. Medeiros, 62, Tiverton George L. Medeiros, 62, of Tiverton, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 31, 2018, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was home surrounded by his loving family and his four-legged …
Margaret Crosson Dunn, 93, Portsmouth Margaret Crosson Dunn, 93, of Portsmouth, R.I. passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at Brookdale Sakonnet Bay. She was born on May 27, 1924 in Fall River, Mass., the daughter of the late James F. …
Ruth Eleanor (Killam) Cottrell, 93, Portsmouth Ruth Eleanor (Killam) Cottrell was born in Boston on Jan. 26, 1924, and passed away on Dec. 24, 2017. She was the wife of James F. Cottrell, mother of David, Donna, Lorrie, Janette and Jennifer; and …

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