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A group of friends worked throughout late Tuesday afternoon to keep Hard Hat, a Wellcraft cuddy fishing boat, off the rocks at Touisset Point, after it broke its mooring around 4 p.m. as the outer … more
Teotonio Santos Fernandes, 75, of Robin Drive passed away on Aug. 2, 2020, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of the late Maria Odelia (Gomes) Fernandes. Born in Covoada, St. Michael, … more
A Barrington Police officer was driving down New Meadow Road near the intersection with South Lane at about 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, when he spotted two individuals walking down the middle of … more
To the editor: Portsmouth Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is urging all residents to practice hurricane preparedness as August and September are when hurricanes threaten New England … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 23-year-old Fall River woman was arrested Monday, July 27, after she allegedly swore at beach employees at Sandy Point Beach. Alyssa S. Pollard, of 35 Rolling Green, was … more
Robert Augustin “Bob” Dyer III, 64, of Big Timber, Montana, formerly of Little Compton, died July 24, 2020, at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Col. He was born in … more
Barrington Building Official Dennis Begin ordered a Chachapacassett Road home "unfit and dangerous for human occupancy" last month, forcing the property's owner to find a new place to live. On … more
Paul Wilber passed away peacefully at home of natural causes on August 1, 2020, surrounded by his beloved wife Fran and family. Paul was born in Fall River on July 19, 1925, and grew up in Little … more
PORTSMOUTH — Local residents will have their say next week on whether the town should enter a community choice aggregation (CCA) program to allow local government to purchase energy on behalf … more
To the editor: This letter is addressed to Portsmouth town officials. Much has been written about Portsmouth government’s refusal to recognize the will of the people and eliminate the FY … more
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