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Barrington lost to South Kingstown 17-15 on Monday, April 15. Barrington led 4-2 after four innings but South Kingstown scored six runs in the top of the fifth and took an 8-4 lead.   … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Middle School chess team, coached by John DiGangi and Gregg Purdy, recently completed a remarkable 2023-2024 season and was recognized as the best team in Rhode … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust (HFCT) has awarded the student-run Portsmouth AgInnovation Farm a $20,000 grant to support ongoing programming at the farm. more
To the editor: “The Tragedy of the Commons.” This is the economic and public policy situation when an individual’s actions taken in their best interest and using entirely legal … more
PORTSMOUTH — A local fencer is headed to Columbus, Ohio in June to compete in the Summer Nationals. Cora Powledge, from Portsmouth, scored a gold medal victory for the Rhode Island Fencing … more
Laurie Marchand, Principal, Greg McCarthy, Assistant Principal Mia Millea, Dean of Students Edward R. Martin announce the Third Quarter Honor Roll for the 2023-2024 school year. Honors are as … more
The Commons Restaurant, a beloved Little Compton landmark in the village center that has nourished and nurtured loyal customers for nearly 60 years, went on the market earlier this month at an asking … more
To the editor: I was moved by Jim McGaw’s excellently written article (“He was a light,” Portsmouth Times, April 4) about Owen Cameron, whom I never met.   I am … more
To the editor: I enjoyed George Voutes’s letter regarding trees (“Trees for the people and the planet,” The Portsmouth Times, April 4).   It reminded me of a poem I … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 30-year-old man from Pennsylvania was charged by Portsmouth Police last week with two counts of second-degree child molestation. As a result of an investigation by the … more
The East Providence High School baseball team opened up Division II play last week with a 1-0 victory over visiting Johnston Monday night, April 8, as the Townies remained unbeaten in three league … more
Four Westport Point residents have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought against the Westport Historical Commission by a neighbor who contends the town treated him unfairly and failed to … more
The Barrington School Department is investigating a teacher in the district and comments he allegedly made in front of students. School officials sent out an email to Barrington High School … more
Nearly five years after the Portsmouth High School auditorium was completed upgraded, its little sister to the south is also new and improved. The “Little Theater” at Portsmouth … more
Barrington Education Foundation’s annual Giving Drive is underway.   Since its inception in 1992, Barrington Education Foundation, a volunteer-driven non-profit organization, has … more
Members of the Infrastructure Oversight Committee were expected to meet Wednesday to figure out their next move after voters last Tuesday rejected a proposed $35 million debt exclusion that would … more
Financial and quality control issues that forced the temporary closure of a crucial Westport slaughterhouse have apparently been resolved, and Meatworks is expected to re-open next Monday, April 15. … more
The Bristol Garden Club will present ‘Daffodils Downtown’ from April 15 through the 29th. Bristol merchants will be showcasing daffodil-themed paintings by local artists in their windows, and several restaurants will be offering daffodil themed delights. more
Barrington Middle School recently held Pasta Night — an event that raised money for the upcoming eighth grade overnight trip to Washington D.C. The primary goal of Barrington Middle School … more
Police made three arrests between April 1-8, 2024. more
More than 130 people attended the Community Conversations presented by the Sowams Heritage Area Project in Bristol and Seekonk recently. more
Police made five arrests and tried to help a naked man on Market Street between April 1-8, 2024. more
The East Providence High School softball team hosted LaSalle in an early season Division I outing Thursday afternoon, April 11, the visiting Rams keeping the Townies winless with a 15-0 victory. … more
The Barrington High School girls track team pushed its record to 7-0 following lopsided wins over Middletown (127-27), Rogers (132-22), Bay View (136-17) and St. Patrick’s (152-0) on Tuesday, … more
Here it is, folks, your 2024 July 4th Concert Series lineup! more
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