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With debt paid off, Portsmouth Dog Park group looks ahead

PORTSMOUTH — Although the debt on the Portsmouth Dog Park has finally been paid off, members of the committee that spearheaded the off-leash play area for four-legged friends still have …
Wildcats lose 62-58 playoff heartbreaker to Mashpee
Westport High School gymnasium was shaken as the boys basketball team lost to Mashpee 62-58 in a South Division 4 home playoff game on … Read More
Eagles honored with Hobey Baker awards
  On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the 2020 Hobey Baker High School Character Award selections were recognized at the Statehouse by RI … Read More
Portsmouth’s Mike Lunney named RIIL’s executive director
PORTSMOUTH — Michael P. Lunney, a former longtime athletic director and basketball coach at Portsmouth High School, has been … Read More
Barrington residents pray, listen and learn on trip to Cuba
Thirty members of the Temple Habonim community recently returned from a religious mission trip to Cuba. During their time on the … Read More
Are high rents killing Bristol’s downtown?
Two weeks ago, Yadira Alexander, owner of Spa Yadira on High Street, received a certified letter from her landlord, a Massachusetts … Read More
Sowams School students ready to bring Pinocchio to life
Sowams School students will perform Pinocchio this weekend. The production, which is part of the Arts Alive! program, will feature … Read More
East Bay Social
Joseph Eduardo Raposa, 67, of Bristol Joseph Eduardo Raposa, 67, passed away on Feb. 25, 2020, at home. Born in Rabo de Peixe, St. Michael, Azores, he was the son of the late Antonio Ferreira Raposa and Virginia (Macedo) Raposa. He is …
Joseph L. Sbardella, 88, Warren Joseph L. Sbardella Sr., 88, of Warren, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at Hope Hospice in Providence. He was the husband of Rosemarie (McDonald) Sbardella. Joseph was born in Providence, a son of the …
Townies host Knights in boys' hoops playoff opener tonight EAST PROVIDENCE — Fifth-seeded East Providence High School opens the 2020 Division I boys’ basketball championship tournament Friday night, Feb. 28, with a home contest against visiting …
Local company announces agreement to buy Metacomet Country Club EAST PROVIDENCE — A week after notifying members of its plans to sell, the owners of Metacomet Country Club have indeed sold the 119-year-old golf course to a company with city ties, Marshall …
EPHS wraps up first girls’ basketball season under Lambert EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ basketball team finished its 2019-20 season last week with a 60-39 loss to visiting Wheeler on Senior Night. The Townies wound up …
Letter: Assessor at the center of assessment woes To the editor: Kudos to Councilmen Brier and Boyajian for breaking the silence. At its last meeting, the council finally allowed an open discussion of the gross inequities in our tax assessments. …
Letter: Assessment issue raises many concerns To the editor: To me, if the items reported in the Feb. 19 article in the Times regarding the town council pushing for annual assessments are true, we have the perfect outline for a Monty Python …
Editorial: ‘Farming’ —  see you in court To the dismay of some of their neighbors, Westport farmers, both real and imagined, may suddenly enjoy opportunities available to no other class of business or property owner. That became evident …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Feb. 27, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Feb. 27 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.
East Providence Legal Notices – Feb. 27, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Feb. 27 edition of the East Providence Post.

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