Twice-lost Portsmouth High class ring returned — 34 years later

PORTSMOUTH — It’s a riddle, wrapped in a mystery and found inside an old pocketbook.
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Kennedy, Raimondo lead conversation on substance abuse

PORTSMOUTH — Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Gov. Gina Raimondo and other panelists got an earful about substance abuse and mental health issues at Town Hall Saturday. They heard …

Kennedy, Raimondo to attend substance abuse meeting in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy will join Gov. Gina Raimondo and others for a “community conversation” on substance abuse issues this Saturday.

Motocross park suffers narrow council defeat

TIVERTON — A proposed amendment to the Tiverton zoning ordinance, that would have allowed the installation of a motocross park at 691 Brayton Road, failed to get a majority of votes from the Tiverton Town Council on April 9, so it was in effect defeated.

Ag Trust seals 63-acre land deal near Commons

LITTLE COMPTON — A major land acquisition, that is likely to have far-reaching consequences for the Town of Little Compton, was agreed to last weekend by the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust (*the Ag Trust") and Daniel and Fulton Pontes, whose family have owned the parcel for generations. What is now a working corn field, just yards from town center, could transition in years to come into a passive recreational area — with trails, walking and bike paths — it's up to the Ag Trust.

Affordable housing on the Commons?

LITTLE COMPTON — While affordable housing is off the table as a possible use for the 63-acre property just acquired by the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust, which by its charter cannot develop property it acquires, it’s very much on the minds of town leaders.

Portsmouth Town Council starts poring over budget

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council began deliberations Tuesday night on the town manager’s proposed $68.25 million budget for fiscal 2019 that calls for a tax rate increase of 3.59 …
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Community dinner in Tiverton will explore common connections

TIVERTON — The Rhode Island Foundation invites residents of Tiverton, Portsmouth ad Little Compton to share their thoughts on issues that are important to them over a neighborly meal on …

‘Smart Island’ forum in Newport on April 5

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Westport flotilla offers safe boating class

Oar art — Artists unleash imaginations on oars, paddles

Time to Stamp Out Hunger — at your mailbox

It’s that time of year when kind individuals, such as yourselves, can help the less fortunate in our area. How? By leaving non-perishable food by your mailbox or on your porch, to be picked up …

Motocross: "biggest mess on the East Coast?"

Letter: ‘Puppy Doe’ sentence — Finally real justice for animal abuse

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Letter: Dirt-bike zoning terrible for Tiverton

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