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TIVERTON — The controversy came out of nowhere. The Tiverton council agenda for its regular meeting of Monday, June 25, had called for "discussion and action on the completion of the Stone Bridge Abutment project," and newly installed Town Administrator Jan Reitsma had recommended the appointment of former Town Councilor Brett Pelletier to serve as "Project Manager"— as a volunteer — during the winding up of the abutment renovation. "I had no idea that this would become a major discussion point," said Mr.Reitsma, after the town council by a 5-2 vote, approved Mr. Pelletier's appointment. more
PORTSMOUTH — East Providence Central sent a contingent of youngsters to face host Portsmouth in the District 2 Little League Ron Silva 9-10 Minor Baseball Tournament. Portsmouth defeated … more
PAWTUCKET — Three of the four players to reach the semifinals of the 113th Rhode Island Golf Association State Amateur Championship being played this week at Ledgemont Country Club hailed from the … more
The Barrington Majors All-Star team scored one run in the first inning, another in the third, and held on to defeat Portsmouth, 2-1, in a District II winner's bracket showdown on Monday night, July … more
Five people made it out safely after a fire heavily damaged a home at 29 Locust Ave. in Portsmouth early Tuesday morning. Police said the fire was called in at 12:15 a.m. and it took crews roughly … more
The Rhode Island State Police this afternoon announced the arrests of the Flint Audio-Video owners for allegedly soliciting a Flint Audio-Video employee to illegally access and share nude images … more
The Portsmouth School Committee voted 6-0 to not re-appoint high school football coach Ryan Moniz for the 2018-19 season on the recommendation of attorney Matthew Oliverio at its meeting on Tuesday … more
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