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Rumstick update: Gordon claims he was assaulted by neighbor

Dr. Richard Gordon, newly accused of a hate crime, offered a statement through his attorney on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 11, saying he was the victim of an assault. According to the statement, Dr. …

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AG adds 'Hate Crime' to Barrington racism case
On Tuesday morning, the Rhode Island Attorney General filed a “Notice of Sentencing Enhancement Pursuant to the Rhode Island Hate … Read More
Effort continues to improve Ten Mile River fish ladder at Hunts Mills
EAST PROVIDENCE — The United States Army Corps of Engineers, in conjunction with state and local officials as well as area … Read More
State floats ‘road diet’ for East Main Road, Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — A state transportation proposal to reduce East Main Road from four lanes to three will be presented to the Town … Read More
Agawam grass court tennis tourney has its share of triumph, tragedy
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Second Annual New England Grass Court Open held over the weekend, August 7-9 at the Agawam Hunt Club, had its … Read More
Barrington rally held in response to racially-charged incident
People gathered on the Barrington Town Hall lawn to support an end to racism and in response to an incident that occurred about a week … Read More
Portsmouth emergency food drive gets some help on wheels
PORTSMOUTH — A group of do-gooders revved into the parking lot of St. John’s Lodge No. 1 on Sprague Street late Sunday morning, … Read More
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Obituaries
Duncan E. Hall, Seekonk Duncan E. Hall, 89, of Seekonk, died peacefully on August 7, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the loving husband of Gladys E. (Vermette) Hall for 64 wonderful years. Born in Seekonk, he was the …
Dolores L. Carreiro, 97, formerly of Tiverton Dolores Louise Carreiro (Sullivan), 97, of Seminole, Fla., formerly from Tiverton, passed away August 5, 2020. Born and raised in Fall River, she was the oldest child of the late James S. and Helena …
Thelma L. Wheelock, 98, Westport Thelma L. (Scholes) Wheelock, 98, of Westport, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at home. She was wife of the late Donald T. Wheelock, Sr. Born in Tiverton, daughter of the late George W. and …
Sports
Post 10 Juniors near end of baseball regular season, eye high playoff seed EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside Post 10 Junior Division entry into the Rhode Island 19-20 Elite Baseball League entered its regular season finale with a 10-2-1 record and with at least second …
Polishing up Pierce: E.P. athletic complex receives much-needed renovations EAST PROVIDENCE — As social gathering limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been loosened a bit in recent weeks, more and more residents as well as visitors to the city are getting a …
Post 10 Juniors win their last three Elite Baseball League outings EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside Post 10 Junior Division entry into the Rhode Island 19-20 Elite Baseball League improved to 8-2 with a 5-0 victory over host Scituate 1 Wednesday night, Aug. …
Opinion
Letter: Town shouldn’t have raised taxes during pandemic To the editor: While everyone is suffering through the current, devastating economic downturn, the Portsmouth Town Council voted to increases taxes.  Could the council please dig deep into …
Arlene Violet: White House, GOP Senate disgrace themselves Being down on your luck isn’t synonymous with “less than”, something the White House and the GOP Senate seem to have confused. How else would somebody conclude otherwise when they …
Letter: Superintendents' letter: Lots of words, little substance To the editor: In your newspaper dated August 6, 2020 you placed an exceptionally long opinion piece by the superintendents of the East Bay schools. First it is my “opinion” that these …

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