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EPHS boys' tennis seniors hopefully leave a lasting legacy

Three matches is all that potentially remains in the noteworthy careers of the seniors on the East Providence High School boys' tennis team as the Townies begin their pursuit of the 2024 Division II …
Portsmouth Police deal with domestic assault, DUIs
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent arrests made by the Portsmouth Police Department: Tuesday, May 14 Freddie Valentin … Read More
Hundreds try to tame Tough Tiger course at Hampden Meadows School
The cold wet weather on Sunday, May 19, could not dampen the spirits of those who participated in this year’s HMS Tough Tiger … Read More
Barrington Council still hesitant to adopt ‘respectful speech’ statement
One member of the Barrington Town Council pushed pause on a request by the DEI Committee to include a “respectful speech” … Read More
Tiverton FD staffing crisis reaches tipping point
TIVERTON — One day after a staffing shortage forced the temporary closure of one of Tiverton’s three fire stations, town … Read More
Three dogs deemed vicious following attack in Portsmouth
Three dogs owned by a Grain Terrace woman have been deemed vicious just over a month after they escaped from their yard and attacked a … Read More
Eagles open early lead and roll to 18-7 win over Portsmouth
Colin Hope scored six goals and Jake Ignall tallied five as the Barrington High School boys lacrosse team defeated Portsmouth 18-7 on … Read More
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Newport hosts Oyster and Chowder Festival all weekend

Newport and Bowen's Wharf host the 2024 Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival this weekend, featuring some of the best oysters and chowder from the Ocean State. It takes place both Saturday and …

Food Truck Fridays return to Roger Williams Park

Food Truck Fridays are back for a 10th season at Carousel Village at Roger Williams Park in Providence. They take place every Friday through Sept. 27. Featuring some of the best local food …

Newport Mansions to host updated Inside ‘The Gilded Age’ tours

A special guide-led tour in May and June will offer glimpses into the making of HBO’s Emmy-winning series “The Gilded Age” at four of the Newport Mansions.
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Obituaries
Ann Nichols Ann K. Nichols, 83, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away in Newport Hospital on May 14, 2024. She was the wife of Gerald R. Nichols. Born in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Marie
Carl Hedman II Carl Edwin Hedman II, 80, a resident of Dorset, Vt., passed away on May 7, 2024, following a lengthy illness. Carl was born in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 17, 1944, to the late June E. Jacobus and Carl E.
Helene Salem Helene E. "Helen" Salem, 81, formerly of Seekonk, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, May 13, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Youssef H. Salem. Born in Alexa
Sports
MetLinks will tee off soon in East Providence following full Commission vote "MetLinks," the reimagined nine-hole layout on the site of the former Metacomet Country Club, will soon tee off for real after the full East Providence Waterfront Commission, at its May 16 meeting, …
Playoffs in reach as Wildcats wallop South Shore 15-3 Makayla Grace struck out 9 and Jayda Pequita homered and drove in 4 runs as the Wildcats walloped South Shore 15-3, in a non-league home game on Tuesday afternoon. Westport improved their overall record to 6-8 with a power ranking of 33 in Division 5, as they fight for a playoff spot with four games left to play in the regular season.
Barrington High School sailing team qualifies for nationals The Barrington High School sailing team finished fifth at the NESSA Team Racing Championship (President’s Trophy) regatta earlier this month and earned a spot at nationals. The strong …
Townies lock up girls' lacrosse playoff berth; boys' spikers win A couple of aspiring East Providence High School spring sports playoff teams prepped for their respective upcoming championship tournaments with relatively comfortable victories Wednesday, May 15. …
Opinion
Letter: PAYT bags shouldn’t be part of curbside collection

To the editor: I’ve resided in Portsmouth since 1991. I loved using the transfer station and enjoyed the convenience of trashing on my schedule and in my way. Throw it in a bag, a box, or …

Letter: Fishing is a problem at Nanaquaket Bridge, too

Regarding t he article on fishing restrictions from April 9 (Anglers balk at fishing restrictions proposed in Tiverton), the Town of Tiverton definitely needs to take action and start imposing and …

Letter: A note of appreciation for Warren's historic crosswalks

I extend my sincerest thanks to the Warren DPW for their dedication to maintaining and honoring our town's history.

Letter: Bristol wants to save money by changing tax exemption for seniors

We need to assist older members of our community who struggle with the ever-increasing burden of increasing property taxes; not find reasons to reject their needs.

Letter: Clearing up Conservation Commission confusion

To the editor: Last week’s Barrington Times letter to the editor , from Barrington Conservation Commission members David Boyes and Joseph Roberts, presented information from the Mt. Sinai …

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