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Prevention ‘sort of runs in my family,' says RWU sophomore

PORTSMOUTH — When Isabelle Boullier was 13, her older sister Kyra was out driving in Narragansett on her 17th birthday when a drunk driver hit her car head-on. Kyra survived the crash, but she …
Vaccine mandate still a must, says Barrington school official
The last few weeks have not swayed Gina Bae’s confidence in the district’s vaccine mandate — the chairwoman of the … Read More
Westport budget crunch threatens planner position
The Westport Town Planner position, which has been vacant since former town planner Jim Hartnett was promoted to town administrator … Read More
Eagles tie Red Rams in non-league showdown
The Barrington High School boys hockey team took advantage of the holiday weekend by traveling to Connecticut on Monday for a … Read More
Portsmouth High gymnasts win 3-team meet
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity gymnastics team took first place in a meet against Barrington and … Read More
Barrington elementary school community embraces its new principal
It did not take long for Melissa Moniz to feel like part of the Nayatt School community. Days before she arrived at Nayatt to take … Read More
Storm brings flooding to Westport
Last night's storm downed trees, cut power and caused significant flooding in and around Westport. Tanja Ryden took this photo of the … Read More
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Obituaries
Carl E. Sanderson, 90, Florida Carl E. “Sandy” Sanderson, 90, passed on January 7, 2022, surrounded by his family. Carl graduated from Somerset High School in 1949, attended the Univ. of North Georgia. He joined the …
Joan Buck Flather Clymer of Westport Joan Buck Flather Clymer of Westport, Mass., passed away peacefully on December 24, 2021, surrounded by her family and so much love. Joani had been fighting various health issues and had entered the …
Maria D. Micheletti, 90, of Barrington Maria D. (DiMarzio) Micheletti, 90, of Barrington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home Wednesday, Jan, 12, 2022. Born in Providence, she was the only child of Antonio and …
Sports
Westport girls lose, boys win in non league hoop rematches against Fairhaven The Westport girls basketball team fell 43-38 to Fairhaven in a non league home game on Wednesday night. The lost dropped the team’s overall record to 2-4. Junior guard and co-captain Leah …
Boys track team runs past Wheeler, Mt. Pleasant and Hope The indoor track teams competed in regular season meets this week. On Thursday, Jan. 6, the boys team defeated Mt. Pleasant (93-7), Wheeler (89-18) and Hope (98-0).  “Despite a day …
High school sports teams cope with Covid’s challenges George Finn has been dealing with a lot of curveballs recently — and it’s not even baseball season.  The director of athletics and student activities at Barrington High School has …
Townies topple Hendricken in Division I boys’ hoops EAST PROVIDENCE — Trailing for most of three quarters, including a 10-point deficit at halftime, the East Providence High School boys’ basketball team rallied in the second half to defeat …
Opinion
Letter: Why should we trust anything that RIDOT tells us?

To the editor: The Jan. 13, 2022 edition of The Portsmouth Times resurrects the state highway situation in Portsmouth.  Please note that Sprague Street is not mentioned. That is the …

Letter: Town should fund new bocce and croquet courts

To the editor: Engaging in physical and social activities is an important part of the lives of Barrington residents of all ages. Historically, efforts to provide funding for youth sports …

Letter: Decision on school construction needs community partnership

To the editor: The Barrington School Committee has scheduled the submission of a Rhode Island Department of Education Stage 2 School Construction Plan for Feb. 15. The recommended plan, based on …

Letter: Thanks to the Bristol Fire Department

To the editor:We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Bristol Fire Department for responding to our home numerous times over the Christmas holiday due to a system malfunction in our …

Letter: Free Bristol Harbor — tear down Robin Rug

To the editor:Bristol has a beautiful harbor matching those of many lovely towns in New England, such as Padanaram, Mystic, and Rockport, but it has been sealed off from most of its residents by …

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