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Portsmouth’s West expected to serve as Elections board acting chair

Portsmouth’s West expected to serve as Elections board acting chair

PROVIDENCE —East Bay Newspapers has learned Richard Pierce, of Cranston, resigned today Friday, July 24, as the chairman of the Rhode Island State Board of Elections. Mr. Pierce cited family obligations as the reason he stepped down. In Mr. Pierce’s place is expected to be William West of Portsmouth. Mr. West is currently the vice

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Portsmouth holds off East Providence in high school football thriller

EAST PROVIDENCE —  The East Providence Townies and Portsmouth Patriots faced off in a thriller Friday night at Pierce Memorial Stadium, a Division I football game that wasn’t decided in the visiting Pats’ favor, 20-14, until the last second. The Townies made well-timed plays in the first half which kept the game close. However, Portsmouth

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Portsmouth man commits suicide in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — A 20-year-old Portsmouth man committed suicide by pouring gasoline over his body and lighting himself on fire Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1, in city, East Providence Police confirmed. Detective Captain Richard Frazier said the incident occurred at approximately 9 a.m. when the victim entered the Exxon gas station on Taunton Avenue just

Portsmouth's Cole Swider has joined the St. Andrew's hoops program in time for the 2014-15 school year.

Another Portsmouth player at St. Andrew’s; Hart weds

BARRINGTON — Of the four Rhode Islanders on the St. Andrew’s School Varsity I boys’ basketball roster, East Providence’s Terrell Brown is receiving the most notoriety, but another East Bay area product may soon also be getting some much deserved attention. As Henry Bolton departed St. Andrew’s last spring for Utah State, another Portsmouth resident,

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Javelin throws lift Barrington High past East Providence for boys’ Eastern track title

BARRINGTON — The Barrington High School boys’ outdoor track and field team used a late meet surge in the javelin to overtake reigning state champion East Providence and capture the 2014 Eastern Division Championship Monday, May 12, at the Eagles’ own Victory Field. Barrington edged the Townies, 194-188. East Providence had a pair of multiple


Riverside hosts fellow East Bay sides in middle school cross country meet

EAST PROVIDENCE — The reconstituted Riverside Middle School cross country program hosted its lone East Division dual meet of the 2013 regular season Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 1, on the 1.7-mile course at the Rec Field grounds, the Vikings sweeping four girls’ duals and losing three boys’ decisions. Riverside, which went through a year’s hiatus last

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Police: Portsmouth teenager harasses Barrington man

A 25-year-old Barrington man grew tired of receiving crank phone calls and recently filed a complaint with police, which eventually led to the arrest of a 15-year-old Portsmouth girl. Police said the man is a teacher and had been receiving dozens of crank phone calls. The victim said the calls started innocently enough — sometimes

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It’s Prudence Island Ferry Inc., for now

Unless another ferry service steps in, Prudence Island Ferry Inc., will remain the sole public transportation from Prudence Island to the Bristoi dock, now and in the future. Following Prudence Island Ferry Inc.’s owner Bruce Medley’s announcement that he would cease operations by Dec. 1, the Town of Portsmouth solicited a request for information, asking