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Arrests, warnings and more up dramatically this year in Tiverton

It is shaping up to be a very busy year for the Tiverton Police Department, with key department indexes all rising, in many places substantially, over the same period last year. The Tiverton Town …

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Resident and council spar over parking near rights of way
A Barrington resident says the town is restricting access to the shoreline if it does not allow parking on the streets near public … Read More
Grab a trowel and celebrate Bristol's new scenic byway
Late last month, the volunteer effort to plant daffodils along Bristol's new scenic byway was a great success. The Delightful Daffodil … Read More
Portsmouth seeks funding for Stone Bridge improvements
PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday, Oct. 12, to approve a resolution that urges the General Assembly to pursue … Read More
School cancels dance, so parents plan their own
  “Students are gathering at other school events … There are no state restrictions. Why is this an issue?” MICHELE … Read More
Portsmouth’s Island Park Playground to get facelift
PORTSMOUTH — The playground in Island Park will soon have a new look. On Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Town Council voted unanimously to … Read More
Tiverton police: Six DUI arrests, several for drugs
Monday, Oct. 4 A hunting complaint came in from Weetamoo Woods' Lake Road entrance. Police investigated and found no … Read More
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Obituaries
Christopher E. Larkosh, 56, East Providence Christopher E. Larkosh, a full professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and an internationally renowned lecturer, died unexpectedly at his home in East Providence on Christmas Eve 2020. …
Natalie M. Huppee, 76, Bonita Springs, Fla. Natalie M. Huppee passed away October 12, 2021 in Bonita Springs, Florida after a long gallant battle with ALS. She was born January 7, 1945 in Newport RI, the second of four daughters born to …
Anthony J. Ferrara Jr. Anthony (Tony) J. Ferrara Jr. passed away on Sept. 25, 2021, in Lodi, Calif., after a brief illness. Anthony was born on Dec. 18, 1928, in Bristol, Rhode Island and lived there until he joined the …
Sports
Mt. Hope volleyball falls to Rogers, 3-0 The Mt. Hope volleyball team fell to Rogers, 3-0 (24-26, 20-25, 10-25) , during an away match on Tuesday night.  The loss knocks the team's Division II record down to 4-7. "The girls played …
Brodeur scores two as Wildcats crush Southeastern, 6-0 Junior striker Hunter Brodeur scored two goals and added an assist as the Westport soccer team crushed Southeastern RVT, 6-0, on the road last Tuesday afternoon. The win boosted the team’s …
Portsmouth takes over over in 2nd half, overwhelms Avengers PORTSMOUTH — Was it the annual Homecoming football game, or the Benny Hurd Show? It almost seemed like the senior quarterback and safety was in on every play — offense and …
Central Falls defeats E.P. late in boys' soccer EAST PROVIDENCE — The Division I outing at home Saturday afternoon, Oct. 9, to close last week for the East Providence High School boys’ soccer team was following a familiar script for …
Opinion
Letter: The Bristol Senior Center is very much open

This is in response to the Sept. 30 Speak Out call, “Open the Senior Center.” I am a senior who volunteers for the Benjamin Church Senior Center’s lunch program — first in …

Letter: Incentives are great, but police pay is still too low

Last week’s you featured a story about how our town's police department is attempting to incentivize officers in order to combat the problem of recruitment and retention of personnel, which is …

Letter: New HVAC systems were always part of school capital plan

To the editor: Dear Portsmouth voters, A few people have raised questions as to “why now” for including new HVAC systems in the Portsmouth Schools Facilities Bond. All of the …

Letter: Those who have served seniors for decades support Question 2

To the editor: When I was elected in 2016, I volunteered to be the Town Council liaison to the Portsmouth Senior Center. Since then, I have had the privilege of getting to know people who for …

Letter: Vote ‘yes’ on Question 2 to save the senior center

To the editor: As chairman of the Board of Directors of the Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center (PMPSC), I was asked to serve on the Advisory Committee authorized by the Portsmouth Town Council …

Letter: Approve Question No. 2 for new senior center, housing

To the editor: I am writing to ask my Portsmouth constituents to vote to “approve” Question No. 2 in the Nov. 2 referendum. This question asks Portsmouth citizens to authorize the town …

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