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Seeking solace in a classic

When Tiverton summer resident Katharine Smyth lost her father to cancer, she eventually turned to a beloved book — Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece ’To the Lighthouse’ — for consolation and to …
Barrington Middle School wrestlers compete at states
The 2018-2019 Barrington Middle School wrestling team finished its season by competing in the Futures Tournament and the Varsity … Read More
Portsmouth's ‘Hope School’ gone, but fond memories remain
PORTSMOUTH — If you were driving along West Main Road near the Middletown line over the past week, you may have noticed a … Read More
Plan revealed for rebuilt Adamsville Landing
A Westport resident’s hefty fine for a waterfront violation (unlicensed structure near the shoreline) is being put to good use with … Read More
Bristol's DeWolf Tavern turns 15 with a new owner
With one logistical detail — the transfer of a liquor license — Chef Sai Viswanath recently became the sole owner of … Read More
Parella steps aside as East Providence Police chief
EAST PROVIDENCE — Setting aside any lingering speculation about his standing, East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella, in … Read More
Police Cove Park in Barrington will add a splash pad
If construction proceeds as expected, Barrington residents and non-residents will be able to cool off at the Police Cove Park splash … Read More
Obituaries
Philomena Sarah Bilotti, 90, of Bristol Mrs. Philomena Sarah (Castro) Bilotti, age 90, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.  She was the wife of the late Armand Bilotti, her husband of 44 years, who preceded …
Hilda Mindyas, 89, of Manchaca, Texas Mrs. Hilda (Tavares) Mindyas, age 89, of Manchaca, Texas, and formerly of Metacom Avenue, Bristol, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. She was the wife of the late Francis W. Mindyas.  Born in Bristol, …
Harold E. “Bud” Pedley Jr., 94, of Bristol Harold E. “Bud” Pedley Jr., 94, of Bristol passed away peacefully on Jan. 28, 2019, at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, in Bristol. He was the husband of the late Frances M. (Bullock) …
William T. Reed, Jr., 74, Westport William T. Reed, Jr., 74, of Westport, died Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Massachusetts General Hospital, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Heather (Heath) Reed.  Born in Baltimore, …
Sports
Gallery: East Providence wrestling EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School wrestling team recently took on Cranston West in a Division I match. The Townies are finishing up their regular season schedule this week in …
BHS Sports Roundup: Barrington battles back, defeats Tiverton The Barrington High School boys basketball team gritted out a 53-50 comeback victory at Tiverton on Friday night, Feb. 8. The Eagles trailed by a basket at halftime but outscored the Tigers 33-28 …
BMS boys lose in basketball state finals The Barrington Middle School boys basketball team lost to Cranston's Park View Middle School 47-42 in the state championship game on Friday night, Feb. 8. The Eagles trailed early in the game, …
Seventh-grader stars for BMS girls basketball team For Barrington Middle School girls’ head basketball coach Michael Topazio and star player Dani Ceseretti, 2018-2019 was something to cheer about.  Dani is a seventh grade student at the …
Opinion
Letter: Westport rally was inspirational moment for church To the editor: Houston, we have a problem! And the response to that comment was, “With all due respect, sir, I believe this is going to be our finest hour.” And with these words, Bishop …
Editorial: Teachers showed a clear need for help Give the teachers credit. After their stunning “sick out” two Fridays ago, they regrouped and changed the narrative. In an impressive showing before the Bristol Warren Regional School …
Letter: Portsmouth council’s 3-minute rule limits free speech To the editor: The vote to limit and control discussion of issues at the Feb. 11, 2019 Portsmouth Town Council meeting is disturbing for the people they are representing.  The council …
Letter: Tax deferral available for seniors, people with disabilities To the editor: Although it is not new and it is described on our tax bills, I recently discovered that only one person is currently taking advantage of our Portsmouth “tax deferral” …

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