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Brian Peters returning to Portsmouth as next police chief

PORTSMOUTH — Brian Peters, who retired as the town’s deputy police chief last year after 20 years with the force, has been selected to succeed Chief Thomas Lee as the head of the …
Warren police logs: Three minutes, two DUI arrests
Monday, June 17 Police were called to Chestnut Street at 9:08 a.m. to keep the peace in a child custody matter. Money was … Read More
Seven-year-old girl in crosswalk hit by car in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — A seven-year-old girl was struck by a car Sunday afternoon, June 23, while she was attempting to use a crosswalk to … Read More
Westport fatal motorcycle crash kills Somerset man
WESTPORT — An early Sunday morning two-vehicle crash at the corner of Tickle Road and Route 177 has taken the life of a Somerset … Read More
Fun in the sun at St. Barnabas Fest in Portsmouth (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — The three-day Saint Barnabas Parish Festival over the weekend featured a midway and games, live music, a children’s … Read More
Stay with your pets, Portsmouth PD warns after coyote attacks
PORTSMOUTH — Two dogs were recently killed in separate coyote attacks in town, and police are asking residents to take extra … Read More
Six acres of land will cost Barrington $1.125 million
About a month ago, hundreds of residents voted to approve the purchase of 6.8 acres of open space in the Nockum Hill section of … Read More
Obituaries
Joseph Charles Ponte, Sr., 94, of Newport Joseph Charles Ponte, Sr., 94, of Newport, R.I., passed away peacefully on June 22, 2019, at home.Joe was born in Bristol, R.I. to Manuel Ponte and Mary (Sousa) Ponte. He was the husband of the late …
Wilfred 'Ed' ('Buster') Charron, 99, of Barrington Wilfred “Ed” (“Buster”) Charron, 99, died peacefully in his home surrounded by friends and family on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. He is survived by his wife Betty. A skilled …
Sports
Girls rule! East Bay teams win two state titles Two East Bay Bristol County Lacrosse Association teams won state championships Sunday morning, in games played one after the other at the University of Rhode Island. First, the Grade 5/6 team …
Vintage ball players bring back the pastime For the baseball purist, there’s nothing quite like hearing the sound of a bat on ball. There’s just something about it that stirs the imagination. This past Saturday afternoon at the …
Barrington girl is national champion Barrington's Annika Kelly is a national champion. The recent Barrington High School graduate finished first in the hammer throw event at last weekend's New Balance Nationals Outdoor at North …
Local athletes medal at Pomme de Terre tournament A handful of Barrington athletes performed well at the recent Pomme de Terre fencing tournament at Brandeis University. Barrington's Anika Breker won third place in the senior women's foil …
Opinion
Letter: Tynan — Roundup alert; orioles snacking on jelly To the editor: At last Roundup is getting attention. As you probably know it now belongs to Bayer and massive suits have been brought against Bayer because of the cancers it has caused. Bayer …
Letter: Has the school system become an autocracy? To the editor: The school committee did not receive all the funding that they asked for, so now they have produced a list of things that might no longer be available in the curriculum because of a …
Letter: How much are we willing to sacrifice? To the editor: I’m a pediatric emergency physician in the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. In my 20 years at Hasbro, the volume of depressed, anxious, and dysregulated …
Yuk! Yuk! It's no joke “I could have gone to a lot of other people if I was (sic) going to buy influence”, John Battista of the Cranston-based OP Pharma LLC joked. “This is Rhode Island”. This was …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – June 20, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on June 19, 2019.
Barrington Legal Notices – June 19, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Barrington Times on June 19, 2019.

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