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Westport junior striker has the knack for scoring

Wildcats striker Hunter Brodeur scored three goals for Westport as the team walloped Avon 9-0 last Tuesday afternoon, but multiple goal games aren't anything new. The sinewy five-foot, eight inch striker, intense on the field, has been the team's leading scorer for the past two seasons and has been money all season, leading the team in scoring with 19 goals in 10 games.

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Tiverton police seize nearly a pound of marijuana
Monday, Oct. 18 Police got a call about an erratic driver on Merritt Avenue just after 10 a.m. Officers looked, to no … Read More
School official says teacher vaccine mandate vote was unclear
Barrington School Committee member Patrick McCrann switched seats at last week’s meeting and spoke out during the public comment … Read More
Gallery: New EPHS ribbon cutting ceremony
EAST PROVIDENCE — Leading a cast of speakers who included the governor, the general treasurer and the state’s commissioner of … Read More
Portsmouth cruises past Woonsocket on gridiron, 48-16
PORTSMOUTH — This one was nearly over as soon as it started. The Patriots did everything right on both sides of the ball during … Read More
Portsmouth Abbey volleyball team remains undefeated
PORTSMOUTH — Another match, another win for the Portsmouth Abbey School varsity girls’ volleyball team. On Saturday, the … Read More
Portsmouth Police busy with DUI charges
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report: Friday, Oct. 15 Lawrence J. Sequira, 51, of … Read More
East Bay Social
David N. Gregory, of Barrington David N. Gregory, who was a longtime resident of Barrington, RI, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 surrounded by his loving daughters.  He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia A. …
Kate Crosby, of Barrington Kate Crosby passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 17. Kate moved to Barrington, RI three years ago to be close to her daughter and grandchildren. She had been a long-time resident of …
Dorothy Ann “Dotti” Garman, 80, Portsmouth Dorothy Ann (George) Garman died unexpectedly on Oct. 23, 2021 at Newport Hospital at the age of 80. A resident of Portsmouth from 1965 until her death, she was the wife of James E. Garman. Born …
Townies top ‘Bolts in meeting of winless D-I football sides CRANSTON — It was a long time in the making, but the East Providence High School football team and second-year head coach Jon Stringfellow finally earned their first win in nearly two seasons …
Barrington Middle School runners take aim at states The Barrington Middle School boys and girls cross country teams finished the regular season undefeated. The boys and girls teams also won their respective events at the RIPCOA Cross Country …
EPHS punches boys’ soccer playoff ticket EAST PROVIDENCE  — The East Providence High School boys’ soccer team punched its ticket into the upcoming 2021 Division I state championship last week after the Townies earned an …
Two E.P. Little League diamonds will soon be illuminated EAST PROVIDENCE — Two of the city’s three main Little League Baseball locations will have lights for the first time when the first pitches are thrown to start the respective 2022 …
Letter: Don’t let ‘haters’ divide us — vote ‘yes’ to both questions

To the editor: I write to address the two questions that Portsmouth citizens will be asked to vote on next Tuesday, Nov. 2. As a sitting school committee member, I can testify that our schools are …

Letter: Question 2 worded to mislead residents — vote ‘no’

To the editor: To Portsmouth voters, vote “no” on Question 2. The yard signs that say “Save the Senior Center Vote Yes” are misleading and misrepresent the …

Letter: Questions 1 and 2 both deserve support from voters

To the editor: The voters of Portsmouth will have the opportunity to vote in a special election on or before Nov. 2. Both issues on the ballot are important to our town and its citizens and …

Letter: KMG will continue to do its part

To the editor:In response to Councilman Nate Cahoon’s Commentary in the October 14th issue of the Post, I offer these thoughts. Mr. Cahoon rightly notes that we’ve come a long way …

Letter: We should work in concert on Vets Parkway

To the editor:With the Metacomet Golf Course purchase and the unimaginable vote by the city council to change the zoning from green space to mixed use, the Veterans Memorial Parkway,originally the …

Letter: School bond makes good economic sense

To the editor: Portsmouth taxpayers have a rare opportunity this Nov. 2 to approve a bond that will accelerate much-needed deferred health and safety improvements for all of the district’s …

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