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Westport teachers ink three-year deal with town

Westport teachers will receive three percent raises over the next three years, under a new contract ratified by the Westport Community Schools school committee last week. Superintendent Thomas …
Who's running for office in Tiverton and Little Compton?
Residents seeking public office have until Wednesday to declare their intent to run office in this November's election. Though all … Read More
Little Compton farmer cancels corn amid crop cannon row
The controversy over crop cannons, the noise makers which polarized Little Compton last year as the town sought a way to placate angry … Read More
Barrington 12U All Stars open district play with 2-1 win over Rumford
A first inning lead-off walk by Harrison Collins, followed by Mahir Salahuddin’s home run and a double by Luke Fluet provided all … Read More
Candidate filing period in East Providence opens slowly
EAST PROVIDENCE — Day 1 of the three-day candidate declaration period, Monday, June 24, for the upcoming 2024 election cycle in East … Read More
Undefeated Warren U16 women's team takes Super Liga title
The U16 women’s team from Warren were crowned Rhode Island Super Liga state champions over the weekend, following a thrilling 3-2 … Read More
Westport celebrates first Pride festival
Keith Dias was raised in Westport and has spent most of his life here. Though he’s always loved his home town, he was still … Read More
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Portsmouth launches a new summer concert series

The Portsmouth Parks & Recreation Department is offering its inaugural summer music and entertainment series. Events are free and open to the public, concessions are available for purchase …

Thursday is Art Night in Warren

Art Night heads to Warren this month with studios and shops along Main, Market and Child streets and inside Cutler Mills open for visitors along with live music and performances, talks at Ink Fish …

Sticky fingers at Portsmouth strawberry farm (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Get your fingers red at Quonset View Farm, where you can go to pick your own strawberries. The farm’s opening day was June 5, and it’s opening daily from 8 …
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Michael Jodoin Michael J. Jodoin, 50, of Johnston, passed away unexpectedly in Connecticut. He was the longtime companion of Tracy Dorgan for many years before his passing. Born in Putnam, CT, he was the son of Ca
Donna Pache-Marshall Donna J. (Blanchard) Pache-Marshall, of Warren, age 83, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 30, 2024. She was the wife of the late Ronald J. Marshall and the late Dr. Henri L. Pache. Born in Lewi
Louis Sousa Louis A. "Louie" Sousa, 79, of Bristol passed away in Boston on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. A lifelong Bristolian, Louis was the son of the late Anthony and Viola (Cavallaro) Sousa. Louie served our n
Delisanti defeats Lee in playoff for 2024 Northeast Amateur title EAST PROVIDENCE — Some rain...well a deluge...and some extra holes...this time only five...would not deter Anthony Delisanti in pursuit of his biggest title to date as the New York State native …
Barrington 11U All Stars blast Portsmouth, 11-1 The Barrington Little League Majors 11U All Star baseball team opened the District 2 tournament with an 11-1 victory over Portsmouth at Sherwood Field on Sunday, June 23.   Andrew …
Barrington athletes qualify for fencing nationals The Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club will send 12 Barrington fencers to the National Fencing Championships in Columbus, Ohio from June 28 to July 8.   The local athletes are:   …
Barrington basketball league offering clinics and pick-up games The Barrington Youth Basketball Association is offering skills clinics and organized pick-up games this summer at the Barrington Middle School basketball courts. The skills clinics will take …
Letter: Crop cannons are essential, and I'm not growing corn without them

I am writing this letter to make my neighbors, friends and customers aware of the fact that Walkers Roadside Stand will not open this season. The reason that we will not be opening this year is …

Letter: June is National Dairy Month — support your local farmer

We are lucky in Westport to still have working dairy farms in our town and nearby including Pine Hill Dairy, Milky Way Farms, Tripp’s Dairy Farm, Arruda’s Dairy, Sweet and Salty Farm, and …

Letter: On patience, house guests and furred interlopers

If you live in the country you never can tell what you will see in your backyard, like the wild turkey, who chose to bring up her brood there as it was safer, or a released pheasant whom I …

Letter: A few good patriots wanted to join our ranks

On Monday, June 24 through Wednesday, June 26 you have the ability to officially join the ranks of the Bristol Republican Town Committee.

Letter: Attention food enthusiasts and community members

Are you looking for a way to give back and contribute? Look no further than the "Condiment Caring Drive" in support of the East Bay Food Pantry.

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