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Prudence home offers private, luxurious escape

Prudence home offers private, luxurious escape

Solitude and luxury — the perfect pairing for a get-away home. This comfortable three bedroom, two bathroom home on Prudence Island has all the bells and whistles, nestled in natural surroundings. The property at 243 Bay Ave. has sweeping water views and can be used as a year-round or vacation home. With nearly 4,000 square

15 Ridgewood Road, Barrington

Open houses planned around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 12 Foote St. — Sunday, March 29, 12-1:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 2, $339,000. Residential Properties, Nancy Ryan, 401-245-9600 77 Prospect St. — Sunday, March 29, 12-2 p.m. Cape, 3, 1.5, $349,000. Residential Properties, Dawne Nordstrom, 401-245-9600. 15 Ridgewood Road —

427 Fish Road, Tiverton

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following properties have changed hands in recent weeks in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 27 Martin Ave. — $275,000 673 County Road — $255,000 27 Hilltop Ave. — $244,000 2 Carriage Trail — $243,500 368 Rumstick Road — $707,500 24 King Philip Ave. — $100,000 Bristol 54 Everett Ave. — $422,190 42 Fatima

Wendy Taylor Humphrey holds a Canada goose that was rescued in Westport. It is one of many that her sanctuary is nursing back to health after a tough winter. Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo

Recovery room: Winter’s winged victims flood animal sanctuary

A brutal winter has brought a population explosion to Tiverton’s West Place Animal Sanctuary. Owner Wendy Taylor Humphrey said the victims began arriving over seven weeks ago — geese, swans and ducks in very bad shape. “Snowplow drivers, lots of people (even duck hunters) started bringing them in” after finding them on roadsides and in

Portsmouth High School

Portsmouth schools pass budget with zero increase

PORTSMOUTH — “We ought to be hearing ‘hurrays’ from Town Hall when this is presented,” School Committee member Emily Copeland said of the $37.27 million school budget for fiscal year 2016 that was unanimously approved Tuesday night. The proposed spending plan is $557,985 less than the current budget of $37.83 million, a decrease of 1.48 percent.


77 refuse PARCC test in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The School Department received 77 “opt-out” requests from families of students who refused to take the PARCC test beginning March 16, Assistant Superintendent Thomas W. Kenworthy told the School Committee Tuesday night. PARCC (Partnership for Assessments of Readiness for College and Careers) is the new state assessment test that began this year. Rhode Island

Eileen M. Silva, 84, Adamsville

Eileen M. (Costa) Silva, 84, of Adamsville, died peacefully on Wednesday March 18, 2015, at her son’s home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alfred “Big Fred”€ Silva. Born in Westport, she was the daughter of the late Antone C. Rosinha and Margaret (Charette) Rosinha Thatcher. Prior to her

Elizabeth C. Carpenter, Providence

Elizabeth C. Carpenter died March 19, 2015, in Providence, Rhode Island. She was born April 27, 1927, in Methuen, Massachusetts. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Gene B. Carpenter, and is survived by her daughter, Anne E. Carpenter of Little Compton; her son, Jonathan R. Carpenter of Bozeman, Montana; five