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Suicide prevention bill named for Portsmouth boy to be heard Wednesday

PORTSMOUTH — Two local lawmakers have joined another in introducing the Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act to require all public school districts to adopt suicide prevention policies and …
Nayatt 5K event is set for April 6 in Barrington
The Nayatt 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run will be held on Saturday, April 6. The event serves a key fund-raiser for Nayatt Elementary … Read More
Barrington girls lose to LaSalle in semis
The Barrington High School girls basketball team lost 60-37 to LaSalle Academy during a state tournament semifinals game at the URI … Read More
Five DUI arrests over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Police were busy on local roads over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, responding to 13 vehicle-related erratic driving … Read More
Warren police logs: Man allegedly assaulted by brother of 14-year-old he met on Tinder
Monday, March 11A Patterson Avenue woman complained about a neighbor's trash. An officer spoke to the neighbor about her complaint.A … Read More
Pacheco seeks seat on Westport School Committee
My name is Melissa Pacheco and I am running for school committee in Westport. I am a lifelong Westport resident who graduated from … Read More
Portsmouth schools ask for 2.3 percent budget hike
PORTSMOUTH — The School Committee has approved a $39.68 million budget for fiscal year 2020 that calls for a 2.3 percent increase … Read More
Obituaries
Adelia C. Guedes, 70, of Bristol Adelia C. (Capela) Guedes, 70, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  She was the wife of Jose A. Guedes, her husband of 49 years. Adelia was the daughter of the late Manuel and Clara (Dias) …
Joan S. Taber, 86, of Barrington Joan S. Taber, 86, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 in hospice care at St. Elizabeth’s Green House Home, East Greenwich, RI. Born in Woonsocket RI to Harry and Thelma Schlosser, Joan was a …
Roswell B. Perkins, 92, Little Compton Roswell B. Perkins, 92, long-time summer resident of Little Compton, died on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in New York City. Born May 21, 1926, in Boston, and raised in Brookline, Mass., the son of Paul …
Paul Almeida, 58, of Bristol Brian Paul Almeida, aka Nick Danger, 58, of Bristol, R.I., died suddenly on March 12, 2019, in New London, Conn. He was the husband of Kathryn (Smith) Almeida. Born in Fall River, Mass., Brian …
Sports
Cumberland blanks PSW to take home D-II boys' hockey crown PROVIDENCE — The Cumberland High School boys’ hockey team took home its second Division II championship in five seasons after shutting out the Providence Country Day-St. Ray’s-Wheeler, 1-0, in …
Gallery: PCD hockey co-op in Division II finals The Providence Country Day-St. Raphael-Wheeler co-op boys’ hockey team forced a deciding game in its Division II championship final with top-seeded Cumberland after the Knights handed the Clippers …
Eagles selected for Hobey Baker awards Two Barrington High School student-athletes recently received Hobey Baker High School Character Awards. Johnny Lombardi, a member of the BHS boys hockey team, and Maddie Cox, a member of the East …
Longtime sportswriter inducted into Hall of Fame Longtime East Bay sportswriter/photographer Manny Correira was honored at Sunday's Words Unlimited Awards Banquet at the Cranston Country Club.    Said former Barrington High …
Opinion
Letter: Little Compton farmland use draft would benefit from public input To the editor: An open letter to the Little Compton Town Council: We are writing to you in advance of the hearing you have scheduled for Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. We …
Letter: Tiverton council thought it through, got it right To the editor: In retrospect, I now realize how fortunate I was to attend the Tiverton Town Council meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019. The town administrator requested the transfer of funds from …
Letter: Ryden well qualified to serve on Westport’s Board of Health To the editor: This letter is in support of Ms. Tanja Ryden for the Westport Board of Health. Tanja has been a volunteer in Westport for many years. She has used her 25-plus years of professional …
Letter: Most Barrington students oppose start time change To the editor: The school board has proposed altering the school start times so students will start and end school an hour later.  The proposal is supposed to improve academics, but the …

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