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PORTSMOUTH — Isabelle Kelly will become the newest member of the School Committee, as she was appointed by the Town Council Monday night to fill an unexpired term on the board. Four … more
WESTPORT — She was expecting a free pre-Thanksgiving Stop & Shop grocery delivery, courtesy of Stop & Shop and a thoughtful son who is serving with the US Marines in North … more
To the editor: I have just finished reading Cornelia Colijn's letter published in the November 19 edition. This woman obviously has no concept of private property and is using the buzzwords of … more
TIVERTON — An early afternoon fire destroyed a car and damaged a house at 27 Mount Hope Avenue west of Main Road overlooking Tiverton Basin). Alerted tp the blaze at about 12:15 pm, the … more
Marriott International’s TownePlace Suites in Westport is now open for business. The new 90-room all-suite hotel is “built for travelers looking for an effortless and friendly place where … more
TIVERTON — The state Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces the permanent protection of 149.5 acres of forested land in Tiverton for public recreational use, including … more
PORTSMOUTH — Four residents have applied for the vacant seat on the School Committee, and the Town Council will decide who it will be on Monday, Nov. 23. The seat is open because … more
Warren's part time DMV branch at Warren Government Center has been closed since March. Now, it has likely served its last customer. DMV spokesman Paul Grimaldi confirmed Friday morning that the … more
Deborah (Debbie) Graves Adams, 78, of Ellicott City, Md., died November 16, 2020. She was the matriarch of a large and loving family that spreads from New England to the Chesapeake Bay. She was a … more
Law professor and civil rights lawyer Drew Saunders Days III died on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at the age of 79. After graduating from Yale Law School in 1966, Days … more
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