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Hard day for Hard Hat in Warren

A group of friends worked throughout late Tuesday afternoon to keep Hard Hat, a Wellcraft cuddy fishing boat, off the rocks at Touisset Point, after it broke its mooring around 4 p.m. as the outer …

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Portsmouth hearing on community choice aggregation set for Aug. 11
PORTSMOUTH — Local residents will have their say next week on whether the town should enter a community choice aggregation (CCA) … Read More
Westport driver cited for cell phone use in death of Fall River woman
A Westport motorist whose car struck and killed a Fall River woman in a crosswalk Sunday has been cited for several offenses including … Read More
Warren police logs; Police seize crack in Water Street raid
 Monday, July 27 A Federal Street resident reported the theft of items from a car. A similar call came in from Child Street … Read More
East Providence seeks new development proposals for vacant VAMCO property
EAST PROVIDENCE — The city recently issued its latest Request for Proposal, seeking plans on how best to redevelop the vacant, … Read More
Barrington officials tap field fund for other projects
The Barrington Town Council approved a name change for an account, allowing town officials to use the money in that account for … Read More
Banned from town beaches, nonresidents go elsewhere in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Vicky Newbold said she has video of about 30 strangers stomping through her backyard underneath the Sakonnet River … Read More
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Teotonio Santos Fernandes, 75, of Bristol Teotonio Santos Fernandes, 75, of Robin Drive passed away on Aug. 2, 2020, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of the late Maria Odelia (Gomes) Fernandes. Born in Covoada, St. Michael, …
Robert A. Dyer III, 64, formerly of Little Compton Robert Augustin “Bob” Dyer III, 64, of Big Timber, Montana, formerly of Little Compton, died July 24, 2020, at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Col. He was born in …
Paul Wilber, Little Compton Paul Wilber passed away peacefully at home of natural causes on August 1, 2020, surrounded by his beloved wife Fran and family. Paul was born in Fall River on July 19, 1925, and grew up in Little …
Mt. Hope graduate named a soccer Scholar All-American Mt. Hope High School graduate Nathan Silveira recently added a new honor to his list of accomplishments. Salutatorian for the Class of 2020, Silveira was named to the United Soccer Coaches, High …
BHS student-athletes train for uncertain fall sports season Some falls sports teams at Barrington High School have started their preseason practices, but the future of high school sports this fall remains uncertain. On Friday, July 17, public school …
Gallery: Post 10 Juniors open 2020 baseball season EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside Post 10 Junior Division American Legion Baseball team began play in the new Rhode Island 19/20 Elite League this week with a series of games, including 5-1 …
Letter: Now’s the time to prepare for hurricane season To the editor: Portsmouth Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is urging all residents to practice hurricane preparedness as August and September are when hurricanes threaten New England …
Letter: Tax hike showed disregard of citizens during pandemic To the editor: This letter is addressed to Portsmouth town officials. Much has been written about Portsmouth government’s refusal to recognize the will of the people and eliminate the FY …
Arlene Violet: It's the Rhode Island way Bill Belichick fans know that the “Patriot Way” is a term to describe the team-first culture of the New England Patriots. The "Rhode Island Way”, regrettably, is the way that …

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