Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The Barrington High School hockey team defeated Mt. Hope in the annual Medeiros Memorial hockey game on Wednesday night, Jan. 6, at the Portsmouth Abbey rink. The boys' team defeated Mt. Hope 7-4 and built a 4-0 lead before Mt. Hope netted its first goal. Kyle DeFreitas and Josh Roy took turns scoring early in the game, as DeFreitas scored the first goal...

To the editor: Although the difference came down to just 120 votes, with the final results from the Board of Elections it’s clear that we did not prevail. I congratulate John Pagliarini, our new senator from District 11, and look forward to working with him over the next few months. I want to thank all the voters of Portsmouth, Bristol, and...

Winter is a wonderful time to see harbor seals and many species of beautiful ducks just off the shoreline of Prudence Island. Spend part of the day viewing the harbor seals and learning about their biology and migration habits, and make several stops around the island to search for waterfowl including eiders, mergansers, goldeneyes and buffleheads. This winter adventure...

As winter's cold descends, Coggeshall Farm Museum will warm up visitors with a variety of demonstrations and activities to entice all ages. Experience 18th-century candlemaking, blacksmithing and hearthcooking. Discover Coggeshall's "Bornstein Collection" of historic hand tools, or help the museum document its 43-year history by identifing photographs from the last four decades. Activities include bread baking, candle making, blacksmithing,...

BRISTOL — The Bristol Fourth of July Committee voted Wednesday night to eliminate most of the parade route section on Hope Street from Chestnut Street to Guiteras School. The 2.4-mile long parade will now be just under 2 miles. The committee vote was 46 in favor, nine against. In a plan that has reportedly been underway since October, 2015, the parade will...

Republican John A. Pagliarini Jr. has won the District 11 Senate seat after Wednesday night’s absentee ballot count increased his margin over Democrat James A. Seveney. The final tally counted at the Board of Elections left Pagliarini with 1,327 votes to Seveney’s 1,207 — a margin of 120 votes. He had led by 70 votes Tuesday before Wednesday’s count of 270 absentee ballots. The...

Bristol’s Charlie Enright and sailing partner Mark Towill will give a second go at racing around the world together.  They announced this week that they have formed a new racing team called 55 South — 11th Hour Racing to compete in the next Volvo Ocean Race. “Today, we are excited to announce the journey continues!,” their bulletin said. “Mark and...

It was a busy holiday week for the Mt. Hope Huskies gymnastics team, which shined in recent competition. In the Rhode Island Gymnastics Injury Fund meet held Tuesday, Dec. 29 in Newport, the Division II Lady Huskies posted the highest team score with a 135.25. That was enough to outscore D-I LaSalle (132) and North Kingstown (133). Mt. Hope also...

PORTSMOUTH — Despite larger name recognition and the majority of eligible voters in his own backyard, Democrat and local resident James Seveney trailed Republican John Pagliarini of Tiverton for the District 11 State Senate seat by 70 votes after polling precincts in three towns reported their numbers Tuesday night. The official results of the special election still hinge on 270 absentee...

Team starts 2-0, faces Portsmouth next Tuesday It’s been a busy holiday week for the Mt. Hope Huskies gymnastics team, which shined in recent competition. In the Rhode Island Gymnastics Injury Fund meet held Tuesday, Dec. 29 in Newport, the Division II Lady Huskies posted the highest team score with a 135.25. That was enough to outscore D-I LaSalle (132) and North...

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