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Portsmouth girls place 2nd in state indoor track championship

PROVIDENCE — PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity indoor track team was the runner-up in the Rhode Island championship meet held Saturday at Providence …
Little Compton man charged in seafood store break-in
SEEKONK — A Little Compton man’s attempt to flee the scene of a break-in was foiled by a police dog that tracked him into the … Read More
Lexi Greffen leads the way in Portsmouth’s win over Smithfield
PORTSMOUTH — Lexi Greffen certainly made the most of Senior Night on Monday. The senior led all scorers with 23 points — half … Read More
Westport's A.S. Deams to close its doors
WESTPORT — Twenty years ago after Sally Schimmel and Anne Frechette began selling women’s clothing and fine gifts from a shop they … Read More
From Westport schools to Hollywood’s threshold
From elementary school to Westport High School School, Verity Branco’s passion has been her love of acting. After high school … Read More
Portsmouth shows Purple pride in annual dodgeball tournament
PORTSMOUTH — It became apparent early on Thursday night that the Artful Dodgers, a team made up of School Committee members and … Read More
Solar future seen for Westport sand pit
A large sand and gravel operation uphill from the Head of Westport, that once angered neighbors with its big trucks and dust, may … Read More
Obituaries
Barbara Keelan, 91, Little Compton Barbara (Revens) Keelan, 91, of Little Compton, passed away on February 14, 2019, in Sykesville, Maryland, Barbara was born on February 26, 1927, in West Barrington to the late John and Bridget …
Joseph L. Keith III, 86, Westport Joseph Leland Keith, III, 86, a man of great character and a character of a man, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. “Joe” was always ready to offer a kind word, helping hand …
Charles W. Nichols III, 81, South Dartmouth Charles Walter Nichols III, “Wally”, age 81, died on January 13, 2019, at his home in South Dartmouth. He was predeceased by his wife Anna Sharp Nichols. Wally is survived by his wife, Helga …
Susan Sorrentino, Little Compton Susan Sorrentino of Little Compton, passed away in the gentle embrace of her beloved family on January 4, 2019. Susie was born in Providence, the eldest daughter of Hope A. and Stanley L. Sorrentino. …
Sports
Gatorade: Portsmouth’s Sullivan is RI's cross-country runner of year PORTSMOUTH — Elizabeth Sullivan, who won the individual Rhode Island cross-country title and led her Portsmouth High team to a state championship, has earned another honor — the …
Portsmouth gymnasts win meet over Barrington, Middletown PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School gymnastics team’s winning ways continued Saturday with a victory over Barrington and Middletown in a tri-school meet at Prestige Fitness & …
Portsmouth dominates early, beats Tiverton in boys’ hoops PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High varsity boys’ basketball team built a big lead at halftime and cruised to a 66-43 win over the visiting Tiverton Tigers Friday night, Jan. 25. The …
Portsmouth's Sullivan places second in track invitational PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School senior Elizabeth Sullivan led the pack for most of the one-mile race but was unable to hold on for the win at Saturday’s 2019 East Coast Track and …
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Opinion
Letter: Little Compton considering million dollar school officer To the editor: 

We are lucky to have a small community school in Little Compton; schools are the center of a good and thoughtful society.  I was extremely surprised to read in the school …
Mendonsa deserves formal recognition as the ‘Kissing Sailor’ George Mendonsa fought in World War II’s Pacific Theater, fished a lifetime on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, remained married to the love of his life for …
Letter: New words to describe our strange weather To the editor: Well I don’t know about you, but the weatherman has introduced me to new words about the weather. Before 2004 I used the word “tidal wave” but after the horrific one in …
Editorial: Gambling made easy In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the …

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