RIDOT to start resurfacing East Bay Bike Path this week

EAST BAY — The R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is set to repair 12 miles of the East Bay Bike Path from Bristol to East Providence, removing cracks and resurfacing one of the …
In Portsmouth, activists detail progress on gun violence bills

PORTSMOUTH — “Unless we make the changes ourselves, it’s not going to happen,” Jennifer Smith Boylan told about three dozen people attending a gun violence presentation …

New photos: Thousands without power here

Thousands of East Bay residents are without power Saturday morning, as National Grid crews struggle to restore service on the heels of a fierce nor’easter that saw wind gusts here as high as 60 …

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RITBA restricts access to Mt. Hope Bridge due to high winds

PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — Due to weather creating safety concerns, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has implemented restricted access on the Mt. Hope Bridge and two …

Bella Mente Racing back for more from New England Boatworks

Famed ocean racer Hap Fauth liked the job done by New England Boatworks on his last maxi racers enough that he has returned to the Portsmouth firm with his third Bella Mente order. Mr. Fauth …

Vestas out of inshore race, Leg 5 of Volvo Ocean Race

Vestas 11th Hour Racing has informed Volvo Ocean Race that the team will not be participating in inshore racing in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, as well as Leg 5 from Hong Kong to …

UPDATE — Fisherman killed as Vestas 11th Hour Racing and fishing boat collide off Hong Kong

Volvo Ocean Race officials have now revealed that one fisherman was killed and nine others rescued after their fishing boat was involved in a collision with Vestas 11th Hour Racing early Saturday …

Asbestos found at Hugh Cole School

Two classrooms at the Hugh Cole School are closed through at least the end of the week, after workers dealing with burst water pipes discovered asbestos tiles in the music room and under the gym …

RIDOT announces Newman Avenue Bridge work closures

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has modified its schedule for closures this week of a portion of Route 152 (Newman Avenue) as part of the Newman Avenue Bridge …
Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington

Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington, passed away with his wife and daughter by his side on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at The Miriam Hospital. He was the son of the late Robert …

Margaret M. Brady, 91, of Seekonk, Mass.

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Daniel Barbosa, 86, formerly of East Providence

Francis "Tut" Jamiel, Warren

Maria Tavares, Bristol

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Quilt Workshop "Bottles & Blooms" with Shannon Shirley

There are spaces available in Shannon Shirley's "Bottles and Blooms" workshop. You can have a bit of Spring all year round after creating this cheerful wall hanging. During class, we will work on …

Blueberries, lemon and ricotta all in one tasty muffin

A cozy winter brunch dish for a crowd or just the family

A Jazz-Inspired Musical Journey with the Lois Vaughan Quartet

Will Warren pumpkins squash world record? Today's the day

Don't get scammed; Buddy almost did

To the editor:During a lunch break, I ran into an elderly friend (let’s call him Buddy), who asked for a ride to Seekonk.  When I asked, what he needed in Seekonk, his response was …

Letter: What's the answer to last week's quiz?

Letter: We can all do something to stop domestic violence

Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

Family Search discontinuing microfilm loans; Canada celebrates 150th

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