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Town officials shared a detailed look at the proposed budgets during the annual budget hearing on Wednesday night, May 11.  The event serves as a preview for the May 25 financial town meeting … more
Westport authors Fred and Amy Thurber will lead a walking tour of Westport Point Saturday in support of their new book, "In the Wake of the Willows," a humorous followup to the classic "The Wind in … more
Two Massachusetts residents are being held without bail after officers found a large quantity of suspected fentanyl and crack cocaine, as well as a gun and other weapons, during a traffic stop on … more
A divided zoning board voted 3-2 to approve the redevelopment of the Robin Rug factory into 127 residential units. more
Westport will ease size restrictions on in-law apartments, following a vote last week that zoning board members hope will make it easier for the elderly to stay in their homes, with their … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High girls’ varsity lacrosse team kept on its winning ways with an impressive 17-3 win against Mt. Hope at home on Thursday, May 12. The victory … more
The Fourth Annual “Learn to Row Day” is going down at the Warren Town beach on Saturday, June 4 more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The exodus of some of the district’s most senior and respected employees continued to be announced in recent days, … more
It was tedious. It was frustrating. And it was time-consuming. But in the end, the research work completed by three college students helped uncover some valuable information about … more
While waiting to see about state funding the cameras, the Bristol Police Department has launched a 30-day demo/pilot program, with a couple of officers on each shift volunteering to wear the technology. more
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