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EAST PROVIDENCE — Superintendent Kim Mercer ended all speculation about her status during a special session of the East Providence School Committee Tuesday night, Aug. 18, in Room 306 of City Hall when it was announced in a low key manner she … more
LITTLE COMPTON — 16-year old Little Compton swimmer Vincent Downs-Honey, the state’s lone representatives at the 2015 YMCA National Championships in Indianapolis, returned from the Aug. 3-7 meet with a brace of personal best performances. … more
MOUNT HOPE BAY — The Coast Guard and local agencies responded late Tuesday to two tugboats  adrift on Mount Hope Bay near Fall River. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole were notified by a good … more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police report from over the past week. Monday, Aug. 10 Erin K. Campion, 35, of 273 Bristol Ferry Road, was charged with domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence announced Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 18, Moody’s Investors Service has officially upgraded the city's bond rating to an "A" investment level. As recently as 2013, the city was considered to be in junk bond … more
Barrington police made eight underage drinking-related arrests over a seven day span last week, and among those charged were two 16-year-olds who were found to be heavily intoxicated. Police charged one of the girls on Wednesday, Aug. 12, … more
Aided in part by surveillance images released to the public more than a month ago, Warren police have charged a Portsmouth man with breaking into a Warren business in late May. Matthew C. Nadeau, 38, of 10 Francis St., Portsmouth, was arrested … more
America buried another fallen hero Monday morning as friends and family attended the funeral and burial for U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Peter Andrew “Drew” McKenna Jr., 35, who was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday, August 7. A large group of … more
Above: Portsmouth Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee quarterback Carson Conheeny finds room to run against Sandwich, Mass. Photo courtesy of New England Patriots/David Silverman. PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee team enjoyed … more
Above: Willa Johnson follows along in her hymn book inside the “audience room” of the former Christian Union Church, located on the second floor of the Portsmouth Historical Society’s headquarters. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH … more
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