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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 … more
Tiverton girls basketball team beat Mt. Hope 40-29 in a physical division II match up at Mt. Hope High School on Friday night. The game featured tough defensive play between the east bay rivals. Bodies crashed under the basket vying for rebounds and they hit the floor in the front court as both teams set traps and made steals. The win evened the Tigers record at 3-3 and dropped the Huskies record to 1-7.  more
PORTSMOUTH — A 56-year-old Providence man was arrested on a charge of fraud on Thursday, Jan. 13, after he falsely told a local resident that her brother was in police custody, according … more
Voters throughout the state, including those in some Tiverton and Portsmouth neighborhoods, may become part of new political precincts if the General Assembly approves a special commission’s … more
BRISTOL/PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has reopened the Mount Hope Bridge and lifted travel restrictions on all bridges. Members of the public … more
PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has closed the Mount Hope Bridge due to high winds, effective immediately. Motorists who are denied passage will … more
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 … more
Biologists from Mystic Aquarium spent much of Thursday dissecting the young female humpback whale that washed up at Church Cove and was first spotted Saturday. Using a bulldozer to help them move … more
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 … more
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 … more
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