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PORTSMOUTH — With change orders pushing the cost of the new police station over the $10 million approved by voters in November 2016, the Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to use … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 32-year-old Middletown man was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with breaking into an Anthony Road residence late last month. Jameson P. Hassett, of 34 Rosa Road, was … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 24-year-old Westerly man was arrested Monday and charged with driving while intoxicated following a head-on crash that sent both operators to the hospital. It was the … more
A 28-year-old Riverside resident is suspected of stealing 18 cans of baby formula from the Shaw's Supermarket in the Barrington Shopping Center. Police said the Riverside resident entered the … more
Paul Arthur Brown, 45, of Prudence Island, previously of Bristol, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, Dec. 5, at home. Born in Providence, he was a son of Antoinette (Benoit) Brown of West Warwick and the … more
PORTSMOUTH — The 2019 transfer station vehicle stickers go on sale on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. On Nov. 26, the Town Council voted to raise the vehicle sticker fee to $180 for 2019 … more
PORTSMOUTH — Improving the school aid funding formula, making state roads safer, protecting citizens’ healthcare and addressing sea level rise were among the legislative priorities … more
The Barrington Pop Warner varsity cheer team has even more reason to cheer. The local team finished second at the National Pop Warner cheer competition in Orlando, Fla. earlier this month, capping … more
Paul E. Samdperil died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at home. Born and raised in Providence, the son of the late Albert and Edwyna (Cohen) Samdperil. He was a longtime resident of Cranston.  Paul … more
Joseph Shansky, 73, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Rubinstein) Shansky for 47 years. Born in New York City, a son of the … more
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