Off it goes: Center of old Sakonnet Bridge floats to Fall River

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — A big part of the Sakonnet area’s past floated north up the Sakonnet River, into Mt. Hope Bay and on to Fall River Friday afternoon.
Vestas 11th Hour Racing dismasted after rounding Cape Horn

More bad news for Vestas 11th Hour Racing in the Volvo Ocean Race. A day after rounding Cape Horn and surviving one of the most difficult Southern ocean passages in memory, the boat skippered by …

RIDOT to start resurfacing East Bay Bike Path this week

EAST BAY — The R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is set to repair 12 miles of the East Bay Bike Path from Bristol to East Providence, removing cracks and resurfacing one of the …

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In Portsmouth, activists detail progress on gun violence bills

PORTSMOUTH — “Unless we make the changes ourselves, it’s not going to happen,” Jennifer Smith Boylan told about three dozen people attending a gun violence presentation …

New photos: Thousands without power here

Thousands of East Bay residents are without power Saturday morning, as National Grid crews struggle to restore service on the heels of a fierce nor’easter that saw wind gusts here as high as 60 …

RITBA restricts access to Mt. Hope Bridge due to high winds

PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — Due to weather creating safety concerns, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has implemented restricted access on the Mt. Hope Bridge and two …

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 Portsmouth firm with his third Bella Mente order. Mr. Fauth …

Vestas out of inshore race, Leg 5 of Volvo Ocean Race

Vestas 11th Hour Racing has informed Volvo Ocean Race that the team will not be participating in inshore racing in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, as well as Leg 5 from Hong Kong to …

UPDATE — Fisherman killed as Vestas 11th Hour Racing and fishing boat collide off Hong Kong

Volvo Ocean Race officials have now revealed that one fisherman was killed and nine others rescued after their fishing boat was involved in a collision with Vestas 11th Hour Racing early Saturday …
Obituaries
Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington

Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington, passed away with his wife and daughter by his side on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at The Miriam Hospital. He was the son of the late Robert …

Margaret M. Brady, 91, of Seekonk, Mass.

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Daniel Barbosa, 86, formerly of East Providence

Francis "Tut" Jamiel, Warren

Maria Tavares, Bristol

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