Barrington All-Star team headlining sports banquet

Words Unlimited, the statewide organization of sportswriters, sportscasters and sports publicists, will honor the Barrington U12 Majors Division All-Star baseball team at its 74th annual Sports …
Portsmouth cancer survivor invited to State of the Union

PORTSMOUTH — If you watch President Trump’s State of the Union address on Feb. 4, you may spot a familiar face in the crowd.

Tiverton girls lose to Ponaganset, 59-53

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 24.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}   The Tiverton girls basketball team lost 59-53 to Ponaganset in a Division II home game Monday …

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Wildcats squash Avon 63-17, earn tournament birth

The Westport girls basketball team clinched a tournament birth after crushing Avon, 63-17, in a Mayflower League home game Friday night. The win boosts the Wildcats’ overall record to 10-2 and …
PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL NOTES

Portsmouth to hear CJ’s Pub’s request to expand on March 9

PORTSMOUTH — A public hearing has been scheduled for Monday, March 9, on  CJ’s Pub’s request to permanently expand its service area at 568 Park Ave., which would allow patrons …

BHS Sports: Barrington gymnasts battle Patriots, Falcons, Wizards

The Barrington High School gymnastics team competed in a four-team meet at Prestige Fitness and Gymnastics Center in Swansea on Saturday, Jan. 25. Cranston West finished in first place, scoring …

Barrington school officials identify budget priorities

Barrington taxpayers were recently offered a glimpse at the school district's proposed budget requests for the upcoming school year. At a Barrington School Committee meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23, …

Portsmouth takes another step toward town community center

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night unanimously selected a company from Assonet, Mass. to carry out a feasibility study for a proposed community center for Portsmouth. A request for …

Eyeing expansion, Warren shipyard wins state grant

Blount Boats has won a $75,000 state grant to help it expand its Water Street operation and potentially double its workforce from 50 to 100 employees. According to Rhode Island Commerce Secretary …
Obituaries
Irene R. Barboza, 97, of Bristol,

Mrs. Irene R. (Relle) Barboza, age 97, of Bristol, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Silver Creek Manor, Bristol, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late David Barboza, …

Anthony F. Camporiale, Jr., 64, a native of Bristol

Susan Mays, 66, Riverside

Sandra A. Belgarde, 76, of Venice, Fla.

John F. Kneeland, 90, Adamsville

Olga Luiz, 94, of Bristol

Donald E. Rinebolt, 91, formerly of East Providence

Joyce M. Bryant, 70, of Bristol

Sports
EPHS Sports Notes: Wrestling team wraps up busy stretch of Division I matches

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School wrestling team recently completed what was a relatively busy stretch of league outings as the locals vied in three Division I meets with six …

EPHS Hall of Fame nomination process concludes February 1

Portsmouth High takes second place in gymnastics meet

Middle school wrestlers end regular season with win

Hendricken completes season-sweep of EPHS in boys' basketball

Things to Do
R.I. National Guard announces date change for return of Air Show

QUONSET — The return of the Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show will now feature the United States Air Force Thunderbirds as headliners coinciding with a date change for the event …

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Tiffany glass exhibition to bring some color to Newport this winter

This year’s Portsmouth polar dive beneficiary? Island Park itself

Tiverton Penguin plunge returns to Grinnell’s Beach Jan. 1

Opinion
Letter: Sunshine for Tiverton Days means no back room games

To the editor: At the January 13 Open Forum portion of the Tiverton Town Council meeting, very disturbing statements and actions by the replacement Town Council President Patricia Hilton and …

Letter: Westport, this is your vote — support Right to Farm

Reject farming Article 3 misinformation — vote no at STM

Letter: No space for administrators — and other Westport school worries

Letter: Doesn’t look like disrespect to me

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