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 …
State ranks town officials' salaries

School administrators throughout the East Bay are among local towns' highest earners, according to a salary survey released this week by the Rhode Island Department of Revenue's Municipal Finance …

Featured home: History mixed with modern family living

Located on South of Commons Road and centrally located between Town Commons and South Shore Beach is a well-maintained home with a fenced, manicured yard that includes a pool. The contemporary …

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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 …

Many local nonprofits benefit from annual golf tournament

The CVS Health Charity Classic — a professional golf tournament played at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington — reached an important milestone this year. At a recent celebration, …

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 …
Obituaries
Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Mary “Ann” Hall, 73, of Portsmouth, passed peacefully, on Dec. 28, 2016 at the Grand Islander Nursing Home in Middletown after a long illness.   She was born on Jan. 1, 1943 to …

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Harriet Hubbard, 78, Prudence Island

Andrew E. Singleton, 43, Portsmouth

Frank E. Handy, 91, Portsmouth

Richard Newell Owen, 82, Prudence Island

Francis "Tut" Jamiel, Warren

Catherine (Kate) Agnes Grana, 66, Bristol

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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: Vote yes on Question 7

To the editor: There isn’t a need more basic than having a place to call home. Unfortunately, too many Rhode Islanders struggle to find a home or apartment that they can reasonably afford, …

Editorial: Vote YES on 6

Letter: Make a commitment to end domestic violence

Editorial: Face facts — Climate Change is real

Letter: Hey cartoonist, get some help

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