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Volunteers from Clean Ocean Access pose with bagged items of trash at Pheasant Drive Beach Saturday.

Group conducts final Portsmouth beach cleanup of year

Group conducts final Portsmouth beach cleanup of year

PORTSMOUTH — Clean Ocean Access (COA) performed its final coastal cleanup of the year at Corys Lane and Pheasant Drive Beach on Saturday, with 23 people removing 584 pounds of marine debris as part of its Marine Debris Solutions Lifecycle Project (MDSLP). COA is an Aquidneck Island environmental group whose primary programs include eliminating marine debris

A team of animal rescue workers from Mystic Aquarium surround a stranded juvenile female pygmy sperm whale at Island Park Beach late Saturday afternoon. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Pygmy whale stranded on Portsmouth beach

PORTSMOUTH — A young whale was found stranded on Island Park Beach Saturday afternoon but ultimately had to be euthanized by a rescue team from Mystic Aquarium. According to Dale Wolbrink, the aquarium’s director of public relations, the Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team responded to the beach for a stranding call at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Alvimedica sails into Abu Dhabi - Photo by Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

Alvimedica finishes leg 2 in fifth place

Team Alvimedica crossed the finish line into Abu Dhabi at 5:30 p.m. local time on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 14, taking 5th place in Leg 2 of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. They arrive into Abu Dhabi after leaving Cape Town, South Africa on November 19, and spending 25 days at sea. During the

294 Rumstick twilight

House of the Week: Luxury, space in Rumstick estate

Elegance, attention to detail, and lots and lots of space highlight this Rumstick Point estate in Barrington. Built in 1994 and designed by renowned local architect Gregory Snider, the home at 294 Rumstick Road was built with room for an expanding family in mind. It has 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms within 9,000 square feet

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East Bay’s Most Wanted

Police in towns throughout the East Bay are searching for suspects in several unsolved crimes and have listed their crimes on rimostwanted.org. Take a look at the gallery and descriptions below, and contact the listed police department if you have any information: Jewelery theft from Barrington Books The Barrington Police Department is searching for a

Cammi Burgess of Portsmouth portrays the Queen in Ballet Prestige's rendition of the Nutcracker Sat. Dec. 13.  Photos by Rich Dionne

‘The Nutcracker’ takes the stage Saturday

Ballet Prestige, a Russian style ballet studio located in Barrington under the direction of Vera Kurmasheva and Zhanat Baidaralin, will bring “The Nutcracker” to life in a performance at Martin Mid- dle School on Saturday, Dec. 13. The ballet will feature a number of East Bay dancers, including Barrington’s Isaiah Meness (Nutcracker Prince) and Yalith Axelson

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Open houses planned around East Bay

Whether you’re looking to sell your home, buy a new home or just see what’s out there, open houses are a great place to start. The following open houses are scheduled around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 189 Narragansett Ave. — Sunday, Dec. 14, 12-1:30 p.m. Colonial, 3, 2.5, $429,000. Residential Properties, Barbara Stamp,

Employees at Clements’ Marketplace pose with items to be donated to the Rhode Island Food Bank.

Letter: Clements’ in Portsmouth collects for R.I. Food Bank

To the editor: Wow another year has almost come and gone! Sometimes it feels like there are just not enough hours in the day. December has last-minute holiday shopping, holiday parties, family get-togethers, and much more. During this time of year it’s easy to get lost in our own hectic schedules and forget what this

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