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PORTSMOUTH — You may have been feeling a bit toasty over the past month, but it’s unlikely you experienced the heat and humidity quite like Robert Pires. The 58-year-old chef and … more
PORTSMOUTH — Local resident and Portsmouth High School rising junior Nick Spaner is working toward his dream: Division 1 college baseball.  more
Farmers across Westport and Little Compton have been watching for rain for months and up until this week, had little reason to be hopeful after week upon week of hot temperatures and blue skies. But … more
To the editor: As I ride around Rhode island I find churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship on almost every corner. I daresay most if not all have the Ten Commandments as a fundamental … more
King Park in Newport will be holding free concerts every Sunday through August 29 from 3:00-6:00 p.m., as a part of NIMFest. The whole family is welcome, including pets. This Sunday, August 14, … more
Join the Bristol Harbormaster's Office and the local fishing community for the annual Harbor Festival and Blessing of the Fleet at Rockwell Park on Thames Street on Saturday, August 13. The Blessing … more
Take part in an afternoon of crafts and hands-on activities at the Whitehorne House Museum on August 13. The museum will be hosting local creators, including the Timber Framers Guild, Newport Sea … more
PORTSMOUTH — “A loving father, grandfather, friend and mentor” reads the inscription to a new red bench that was dedicated Sunday in memory of John “Bobby” G. Arruda, … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 38-year-old Bristol woman was arrested by Portsmouth Police on Tuesday, Aug. 2, after she allegedly fled the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Christine E. Joiner, of 26 … more
Monday, July 25 A caller from Simmons Road reported found/lost property at 7:51 a.m. A caller reported suspicious activity/vehicle at the barns on Simmons Road at 11:19 a.m. Tuesday, July … more
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