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Dr. Richard K. Grady, 78, Prudence Island

Prudence Island summer resident, retired dentist Born October 9, 1935 in Salem, MA; son of the late Dr. John J. and Mary Daly Grady.  He is survived by his sister Mary Leone of Melbourne, FL and his brother Philip Grady of Wakefield, MA; pre-deceased by his brothers John J. Grady, Jr. and Peter B. Grady. 

The Portsmouth 10-year-old All Stars celebrate their district title win Saturday night. They’ll play in the state championship in Woonsocket. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Portsmouth Little League hits title trifecta

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Little League scored a hat trick in its district title games over the past few days. All three All-Star teams — the 10-year-olds, 11-year-olds and 12-year-olds — won their respective district titles and advanced to the upcoming state championship round this weekend. According to Little League officials and parents, it’s the first time in memory


Flood watch issued for Bristol County

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Bristol County as heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to move through the area today and Wednesday. The weather service issued the flash flood watch for Bristol, Kent, Providence and Washington Counties beginning at 8 p.m. Monday and running through Wednesday afternoon. Localized road flooding and

Robert J. Elser, 72, Prudence Island

Robert J. Elser, a former longtime resident of Monroe, NY, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 10, at his home on Prudence Island, Rhode Island. Bob was born May 02, 1942, in the Bronx, New York, to Arnold and Ann Elser. He was 72 years old. Mr. Elser was a retired New York City police officer,

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Bruce Thomas White, 60, Portsmouth

Bruce Thomas White, 60, of Portsmouth, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014, at home after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. Born on November 2, 1953, he was the son of the late Alma (Pargen) White and Lawrence “Bud” White. Bruce grew up in Portsmouth and was a 1971 graduate of Portsmouth High School. 

Phil Hadley (left) and Matt Plumb of ROMA Farms show off some of the bounty they had just picked from inside their hoop house on Middle Road. “We are passionate about growing food that not only tastes better but helps people be healthier,” says Mr. Hadley. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Tiny Portsmouth farm is certified organic

PORTSMOUTH — Behind Matt Plumb’s Middle Road home is a 17×96-foot hoop house and a few tiny plots of soil that you can barely even see from the roadway. But this isn’t any backyard garden. It’s ROMA Farms, where Mr. Plumb and his partner, Phil Hadley, pick purple beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and more for their customers.

19 Oliver Lane, Little Compton is open Sunday, noon-3 p.m.

Open houses scheduled throughout region

Barrington 20 Lister Drive — Sunday, July 13, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Colonial,4 bed, 3 bath, $499,900. Residential Properties, Lisbeth Herbst, 401-245-9600. 425 Sowams Road — Sunday, July 13, 12-1:30 p.m. Cape, 4, 2, $329,500. Residential Properties, Laurie Fletcher, 401-245-9600. 10 Evergreen St. — Sunday, July 13, 12-1:30 p.m., Ranch, 3, 2, $375,000. Residential Properties, Beverly