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Portsmouth's pension plan questioned during budget hearing

Although the annual budget hearing earlier this month focused mainly on the town’s plan for the senior center, a couple of members of Portsmouth Concerned Citizens (PCC) raised concerns over the town’s pension plan.

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Eagles shut out Scituate and Prout, advance to semis
The Barrington High School baseball team has outscored its playoff opponents 22-0 in the first two rounds of the Division II … Read More
The wedding business is back and booming in Bristol
From venues to caterers to guesthouses and hair salons, the wedding business is so busy right now, the people at the center of it are … Read More
Bristol cuts down dozens of trees near beach
Many people have noticed the swath of large trees cut down near the Bristol Town Beach and sports complex — it’s hard not to … Read More
New $189.5 million EPHS project maxes out on state reimbursements
EAST PROVIDENCE — The new East Providence High School project has officially met all of the measures set out by the state, meaning … Read More
Sisters place first and second, again, in Fourth derby (Video)
Ten-year-old Julia Pisasale won the 71st annual Orange Crate Derby by beating her older sister, Kara, 12, twice, by a nose on Sunday … Read More
Portsmouth man indicted on sexual assault charges
PORTSMOUTH — A local man has been indicted on four counts of first-degree sexual assault. The Statewide Grand Jury returned the … Read More
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Lorraine F. Vitullo, 81, Warren Lorraine F. (Parent) Vitullo, 81, of Canario Drive, Warren, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Hope Hospice, Providence. She was the devoted wife of 60 years to Kenneth Edward …
Service for Deborah and Charles Adams, Little Compton The families of Deborah LaTona Adams and Charles Adams welcome friends and family to a graveside burial service at the Wilbour Cemetery in Little Compton (behind the Thrift Shop) on July 11, …
James J. Bolster, 83, of Barrington James J. Bolster, 83, of Sowams Road, Barrington, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., a son of the late Carl and Ruth H. (Clarke) Bolster, he lived in …
Jones steals home in tenth as Mt. Hope tops Tiverton, 5-4, in preliminary playoff game Huskies sophomore, AJ Jones, stole home on a passed ball in the bottom of the tenth inning to give Mt. Hope a, 5-4, victory over Tiverton, in a preliminary playoff game at Guiteras Field on Sunday …
Portsmouth High boys capture first track class title in 15 years PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High boys’ outdoor track and field team won the Class B Championship at Conley Stadium in Providence on Sunday, its first in 15 years and fifth …
Mt. Hope scores eight in the sixth to sink Prout, 8-3 The Mt. Hope baseball team exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, to beat Prout, 8-3, in their senior day game at Guiteras Field on Thursday afternoon. The win improved their …
Gallery: EPHS boys' volleyball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ volleyball team suffered a 3-0 loss at home to East Greenwich Thursday night, June 10. The visiting Avengers won by the scores of …
Letter: The little things, like good old cars, make a difference

To the editor:  Sunday, June 13, was a beautiful bluebird day for a car show and over 50 antique cars came to support a food drive organized by the Little Compton Republican Town …

Letter: Rhode Island business climate - Time for a change

To the editor: Business leaders from across the state held a press conference recently to address proposed tax legislation and the impact it would have on Rhode Island’s business climate. …

Letter: Which claims more victims? Racism or sexual immorality?

I had to let a week go by before I responded to a letter written by my progressive friend, Mike Proto. This so I could give a thoughtful and charitable response. I stand by my contention that …

Letter: Too many of the elderly suffered lonely deaths

Thank you to all the heroic CNAs, nurses and support staff at all long-term care facilities for working through this wretched COVID pandemic. Many of us would have been lost without …

Letter: Arlene Violet is wrong on Critical Race Theory

I often read Arlene Violet’s columns in the East Bay newspapers. I usually find them interesting and informative. She is an accomplished woman – a former nun, former Rhode Island attorney …

Letter: A good time to remember lessons from Dad

As Father’s Day approaches it is a good time to remember lessons learned from your Dad. Here is one of my favorites. A lesson in adaptability. In the mid-1950s growing up, my Dad worked …

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