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Barrington doubles team is state champs

The team of Katie Byon and Ava Kaczera-Kasem brought home the state doubles championship last weekend, defeating a team from LaSalle Academy in the finals.  Byon and Kaczera-Kasem entered the …

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Bristol's beloved Beehive is in new hands
Established in July of 2007 by Jen Cavallaro, The Beehive quickly became a favorite downtown destination for great coffee and … Read More
Nayatt School principal resigning, last day is Friday
After nearly a decade as the Nayatt School principal, Tracey Learned is stepping down. Ms. Learned announced recently that she was … Read More
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 … Read More
Barrington High School loses a legend
Barrington High School lost a legend this week. Late Wednesday night, Oct. 13, the Eagles’ longtime weight throwing coach Bob … Read More
Bristol Police: Arrests for DUI and felony domestic assault
Bristol police officers made three arrests from Oct. 4 to 10. Monday, Oct. 4 Police were called to the Dollar Tree on Gooding … Read More
Westport Fair returns this weekend
A celebration of agriculture more than 60 years running kicks off this Friday, when the Westport Fair gets underway at 200 Pine Hill … Read More
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Obituaries
Maria E. Carvalho, 80, of Bristol Maria E. Carvalho, 80, of Bristol passed away on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. The daughter of the late Antonio Vitorino and Conciecao De Jesus (Barbosa) …
Angelo J. Mazzarella Jr., 64, of Bristol Angelo J. Mazzarella Jr., beloved husband, father, and friend. passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at his home in Bristol, R.I. He was 64. Born in Fall River, Mass., Angelo was the …
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. …
Sports
R.I. Aquatics Hall inducts five with local ties The Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2021 inductees, nearly all of the new honorees having local ties: Jeff Allen, David Collins, Tony Fonseca, Jeff Miksis and Ryan …
Cumberland keeps E.P. winless in Division I football CUMBERLAND - The run game duo of senior Cam Pedro and junior Jo’el Baker proved to be the key for Cumberland High School Friday night, Oct. 15, as the host Clippers defeated East Providence, …
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 …
Opinion
Letter: Don’t be fooled — vote ‘no’ on Question 2

To the editor: Portsmouth voters must reject the referendum to transfer five acres of property overlooking Narragansett Bay to a private developer. If the referendum, is approved the future of the …

Letter:" Why does bathroom renovation cost the same as a condo?

To the editor:I would like to point out a major inconsistency between the two ballot questions. The school bond asks voters to approve $21.4 million, of which $4.5 million (is for) for …

Letter: Too many questions on Question 2 — vote ‘no’

To the editor: Portsmouth voters: Do you have questions about ballot Question 2 (senior center) on the Nov. 2 election? I certainly do! Why did the Portsmouth Town Council omit any mention …

Letter: On mandates, community centers, birds, and errant stones

To the editor: It may be that the state’s mandate, that each Rhode Island town have 10 percent of its housing affordable, is not enforceable. Providing affordable housing is not a town …

Letter: Support school bond to support entire Portsmouth community

To the editor: I am a Portsmouth resident and voter, and I have no school-age children. Here’s why I am enthusiastic about supporting the $21.44 million school facilities bond in the special …

Letter: Thank you, Brian Woodhead, for Fairview Lane response

To the editor: Our news media is constantly filed with instances of governmental dysfunction. This is as it should be. However when our government performs commendably, we should highlight it. …

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