Portsmouth approves $300K to preserve Spruce Acres Farm

PORTSMOUTH — The Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) moved one step closer to conserving and providing public access to 23 acres of “prime farmland” in the center of Aquidneck Island …
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VFW Post 5390 essay contest winners announced

PORTSMOUTH — Gianna McNally was the first-place winner in the VFW Post 5390’s Voice of Democracy essay contest. Peter Fiaschetti took second place and Ellie Pratt, third. All …

House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled this weekend in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 53 Lamson Road — Sunday, Feb. 26, 1-2:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 1.5, $359,000. Residential Properties, …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in recent weeks in towns around East Bay: Barrington 1 Gregory Court — $470,000 78 Massasoit Ave. — $214,000 33 Priscilla Drive — …

Escobars featured in new documentary film about farms

PORTSMOUTH — “How many younger people want to be a movie star, or want to be an astronaut or something fantastic?” Louis Escobar says in the opening to “Forgotten …

Free tuition an ‘investment’ in state’s future: Gov’s office

In today’s changing world, a high school diploma is not enough to secure sustainable employment into the future. At least some college education is critical, and therefore should be part of the …

Hearing on Portsmouth solar farm must start from scratch

A hearing on a large-scale solar farm off Jepson Lane came to a screeching halt last Thursday when the developer revealed a issue with the process of notifying abutters to the …
Obituaries
Marilyn Anne Penney, 75, Little Compton

Marilyn Anne Penney, 75, long-time resident of Little Compton and recently, Portsmouth, passed away very peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Philip Hulitar Hospice. She was predeceased by …

Robert J. Perrello, 96

Joyce Wetherald Fairchild, 90, of Barrington and Hog Island

Joan Fields Handy, 91, Portsmouth

Alison M. Shakarian, PhD, 51, Tiverton

Robert R. Salois, 82, Tiverton

Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

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Sports
Portsmouth High boys take 4th in state swim meet

PORTSMOUTH — Vincent Downs-Honey was a runner-up in two races to power Portsmouth High School to a fourth-place finish in the state swimming championships Saturday at Brown …

Portsmouth girls take 2nd in state indoor track, Merrill shines

Portsmouth boys cruise to 76-48 win on senior night

Portsmouth Abbey wrestlers are EIL champs

Portsmouth boys frustrated in overtime loss to Avengers

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Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

When it comes to cooking, my go-to ingredients are garlic and onions. There aren’t many savory dishes that can’t be improved with the addition of one or both. But, garlic is my favorite. …

Rustic fruit tarts are pretty and a sweet treat in winter

Another Portsmouth Dog Park preview day set for Monday

Prudence Island history is topic of lecture Jan. 12

Youth free throw contest set for Saturday in Portsmouth

Opinion
Letter: Who taught the press secretary alternate facts?

To the editor: My fellow townspeople are justifiably proud that Barrington native Sean Spicer has been named White House Press Secretary.  Our school system is another point of justifiable …

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Letter: Make a commitment to end domestic violence

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.