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Portsmouth shut out by visiting North Kingstown in soccer

PORTSMOUTH — Led by Ellie Bishop’s four goals, the visiting North Kingstown Skippers shut out Portsmouth High in a Division I varsity soccer matchup on Friday, Sept. 17. The …

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Mt. Hope boys and girls win at cross country meet
The Mt. Hope boys cross country team beat East Providence and Tiverton in a home dual meet at the Bristol Town Beach on Monday, to … Read More
Conflict with school board members led to superintendent’s resignation
The unexpected resignation of interim Superintendent of Schools Robert Hicks from his role in the Bristol Warren Regional School … Read More
Westport police charge two with drug offenses
Westport police arrested two South Coast men on separate drug charges this week, following car stops on Route 6 and State Road. The … Read More
New committee focusing on Monastery property in Barrington
The Barrington Town Council has endorsed the creation of a committee which will make recommendations about what to do with the … Read More
Bristol Police: Purse snatching, loud parties and golf balls over the bike path
Bristol police officers made a handful of arrests while responding to the usual array of calls from residents about disturbances, … Read More
Prior Market Street assault results in one fatality
An incident that took place on Aug. 26 on Market Street has resulted in the death of one man involved. Read More
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Obituaries
Waclawa Olczykowska, 88, Tiverton Waclawa (Warda) Olczykowska, “Vatcha”, age 88, of Tiverton, quietly passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the home she shared with her daughter, Joanna Krystman and son-in-law, …
Anne Elizabeth Barry, 91, of Bristol Anne Elizabeth Barry, 91, of Bristol, R.I., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Grace Barker Health in Warren, R.I. Born in Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of the late John Francis …
Faith Ellen Peckham, 83, Tiverton Faith Ellen Peckham, 83, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, died peacefully in her sleep on September 16, 2021. She was born in Fall River, Massachusetts to the late John and Mabel (Little) Mercer and was …
Sports
Dozens compete in Barrington pickle ball tournament A mixed doubles pickleball tournament was held at the Barrington Middle School on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thirty-six men and women competed in teams, playing five games each over …
Committee formally backs dedicating new EPHS Library in superintendent's honor EAST PROVIDENCE — Open and operational, and very much notably under-budget, the new East Providence High School project was broached once again on a monthly basis at meetings of the Building …
Portsmouth High girls' tennis team off to a great start PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity tennis team has started its season strong with home wins over Narragansett and North Smithfield. 
Townies take aim at improved girls' volleyball results EAST PROVIDENCE — Coming off a 1-8 record last season played in the spring instead of its usual fall spot on the calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the East Providence High School …
Opinion
Letter: Vote ‘yes’ Nov. 2 on Portsmouth school facilities bond

To the editor: I support the Portsmouth schools facilities bond even though I don’t have children. I have enjoyed living in Portsmouth for the past 68 years. I live in a neighborhood of …

Letter: Thanks for your support during unprecedented challenges

This month will be the end of my term as General Chairman of the Bristol Fourth of July Committee. These last two years were everything but ordinary. The dedication of the Bristol Fourth of July …

Letter: AG is fighting for our rights to the coastline

To the editor: Congratulations to Attorney General Peter Neronha for fighting for the people's rights to our coastline! He called foul on the Court's decision approving the so-called "settlement" …

Letter: Dog owners: Please be responsible with your pets

To the editor: I felt compelled to write so hopefully I can help to avoid another dog (or perhaps a child) from encountering a loose dog in the neighborhood.  While walking our dog on a …

Letter: Where do school leaders stand on CRT?

The time for diplomatic nuance and PC deference is past. I stand opposed to critical race theory (CRT) ideology infiltrating the public school curriculum. It is divisive, destructive and …

Letter: Be strong, do not fear!

To the editor:  We shouldn't underestimate the wisdom found in stories we were told when we were children. Take for instance "Chicken Little." In the story, Chicken Little runs around in …

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