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Eagles open hockey season with Injury Fund games

The Barrington High School boys hockey team opens its season this Saturday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. with a home game against LaSalle Academy. Home games for the Eagles are played at the Portsmouth Abbey …

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A Pivotal opening at Unity Park
At long last Pivotal Brewing Company, a multi-year labor of love for partners Rebecca Ernst and Todd Nicholson, opened its doors on … Read More
Portsmouth sets transfer station sticker fee at $210 for 2022
PORTSMOUTH — The cost of an annual sticker fee to use the Hedly Street or Prudence Island transfer stations will be $210 in 2022 — … Read More
Portsmouth skaters win season-opening Injury Fund game
PORTSMOUTH — The puck dropped on a new season of hockey Sunday at the Portsmouth Abbey rink, which the Patriots left with a 3-2 … Read More
Witnesses: Prudence woman intentionally entered water from ferry
PORTSMOUTH — Several witnesses have told Portsmouth Police that a 39-year-old woman who is now missing intentionally climbed over … Read More
Christmas comes early for new Westport tree farmers
Christmas won't be here for another 16 days, but it came early this year for Lou Perry, his wife Marta and son Travis. Read More
Barrington Police says two break-ins are likely not related
Barrington Police are investigating a pair of residential break-ins that occurred over the weekend. The first was reported on … Read More
East Bay Social
Alan S. Cabral, 73, of Bristol Alan S. Cabral, 73, a lifelong resident of Bristol, passed away at home on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. He was the son of the late Victor J. and Catherine A (Arouca) Cabral. Alan worked as a Material …
Louis G. Giusti, 96, of Bristol Louis G. Giusti, 96, of Bristol passed away at his home Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. A lifelong Bristolian, he was the son of the late Louis and Julia (Galli) Giusti. In November of 1943, Louis left …
Edward F. Gillheeney, Jr., 78, of Rumford Edward F. Gillheeney, Jr., 78, of Rumford, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Jeanette (Langlois) Gillheeney, to whom he was married for 56 years. …
New Photos: A week late, Eagles defeat Huskies in Thanksgiving game For the second time this year, Barrington and Mt. Hope squared off for the annual Thanksgiving Day game on a day other than Thanksgiving.  And for the second straight time, the Eagles walked …
Tiverton honors legendary retiring Coach Murray They called him a legend, mentor, friend, role model and one of their favorite teachers. On Thanksgiving morning, they said good-bye. Bob Murray, the Hall of Fame Tiverton High School football …
Gallery: LaSalle 'rams' East Providence on Thanksgiving Day PROVIDENCE — Blue skies and balmy conditions greeted the teams and fans alike as the East Providence High School and LaSalle Academy football squads restarted their traditional Thanksgiving Day …
Portsmouth romps in 38-0 Thanksgiving win over Middletown PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots may have gotten knocked out of the Division I football playoffs earlier than they had liked, but they made a statement during the annual Thanksgiving Day …
Letter: Pearsall not worthy of holding town accountant post

The following letter was sent by Westport resident Constance Gee to the Westport Select Board prior to Monday night's vote to promote Nicole Pearsall to the town accountant post: To the Westport …

Letter: Rittenhouse verdict underscores racial bias

To the editor: Last week we learned that Kyle Rittenhouse, a white man who carried a weapon of war into a neighborhood that was not his own, will face no legal consequences for killing two people …

Letter: Truth versus racial bias

To the editor: Rarely is a letter published that so misinforms as Peter Bilderback’s letter regarding the Rittenhouse verdict in the December 1st Barrington Times.    Jacob …

A gateway welcoming project? Yes. Support for the current proposal? No.

To the editor:The concept of an arrival Gateway to the Town of Warren, as drivers travel east on 114 from Barrington, has been around for some time. Last week’s feature article in the Warren …

Letter: A world without domestic violence is possible — if we act

To the editor: Imagine a world with no domestic violence — where no Rhode Islanders have their lives cut short by abuse, where children do not witness this violence, where our …

Letter: Letter-writer got it wrong on Rittenhouse verdict

To the editor: I am writing in response to a letter published in the Portsmouth Times issued on the 24th of this past month, “Rittenhouse verdict underscores racial bias in legal …

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