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Anthony R. Silvia, 81, Little Compton

Anthony R. “Tony” Silvia, 81, of Little Compton, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  He was the husband of Catherine (Fagundes) Silvia to whom he was married for 60 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Anthony and Olive (Carvalho) Silvia.  Prior to

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American Band summer pops in Portsmouth

The American Band will perform its annual summer pops concert on Thursday July 9 in Portsmouth. Led by  Musical Director & Conductor  Brian M. Cardany, 60 musicians will perform Armed Forces Salute,  “American Civil War Fantasy,” “Opening Night on Broadway,” “As Time Goes By,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and “Stars & Stripes Forever,” among other

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Letter: Help preserve piece of Portsmouth’s history

Above: Gloria Schmidt of the Portsmouth Historical Society looks out at the “audience room” of the former Christian Union Church inside the Society’s building. To the editor: The old church is feeling her age. The Christian Union Church on the corner of Union Street and East Main Road has served for 150 years as the former

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Portsmouth, Bristol crews busy Tuesday with water rescues

Above: File photo of Bristol Fire Department boat during a previous search and rescue effort. PORTSMOUTH — Firefighters had a busy afternoon on the water Tuesday, responding to three separate incidences within an hour. At 2:58 p.m., the department was notified of an eight-foot inflatable boat adrift off Sand Point on Prudence Island. Vessels from the

This drawing shows the proposed Tiverton Glen project, before the most recent changes Carpionato is asking the council to make to the planning board zoning recommendations.

Developer seeks big changes to Tiverton Glen

Town Council hearings on proposed changes set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 7 in Tiverton High School Auditorium   TIVERTON — Carpionato Group, the developer that wants to build a 63.4 acre Tiverton Glen project between Souza Road and Route 24, is seeking far-reaching last-minute amendments to zoning requirements the planning board has recommended to govern

Route 24 north closed for Fish Road bridge repair today

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is alerting motorists to a scheduled closure of a segment of Route 24 North in Tiverton.  The closure is necessary because an expansion joint needs to be repaired on the bridge that carries Route 24 North over Fish Road. RIDOT’s Highway and Bridge Maintenance crews will begin repairs at

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Video: A dozen fireworks displays from one tiny beach

PORTSMOUTH — Why settle for one Fourth of July fireworks display? On Saturday night, we counted no fewer than a dozen different displays from a vantage point on a deserted Common Fence Point Beach in the north end of Portsmouth. (Not all 12 can be seen at once in this short video, however.) In the video

James Winters, president of the Newport County branch of the NAACP, and Shirley Hill, a retired U.S. Navy captain, place the wreath honoring members of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, who fought back the British in the 1778 Battle of Rhode Island.

Brave ‘Black Regiment’ honored in Portsmouth

Above: James Winters, president of the Newport County branch of the NAACP, and Shirley Hill, a retired U.S. Navy captain, carry a wreath honoring members of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, who reeought back the British in the 1778 Battle of Rhode Island. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH — James Seveney reminded everyone who gathered at Patriots Park

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