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Nobody Hurt after Car Fire on Glen Farm Road
The Portsmouth Fire Department made quick work of a car fire July 16 on Glen Farm Road.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Feds turn down offer to settle toll lawsuit
Federal transportation officials have rejected an offer from the town of Portsmouth to settle the lawsuit filed over the ill-fated decision to impose tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Man pleads guilty in Rhode Island Amber Alert case
A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to traveling to Rhode Island to engage in sex with a 13-year-old girl, in a case that prompted an Amber Alert.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
NJ man pleads guilty to taking Portsmouth girl for sex
A New Jersey man admitted Friday that he traveled to Rhode Island to have sex with a 13-year-old girl whom he met on the Internet.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
St. Anthony's Feast Begins Tonight
St. Anthony Feast's famous chouricos and peppers are back for another year, just in time for summer! The annual St. Anthony Feast will kick off tonight, Thursday, July 17, with a Cruise Night, as well as games, rides and feasting.
Police Log: Two DUIs, Assault, Domestic
DUIs Police charged Edward Todd Brant, 35, of 1335 Crandall Road, Tiverton, with driving under the influence July 12 at around 12:38 a.m. after they were called to the Sakonnet River Bridge for a woman on the bridge.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Women Charged after Staff and Customers of Fieldstones Stop a DUI
Two area women were charged with a variety of offenses after police were called when they allegedly tried to drive away from Fieldstones Restaurant while intoxicated on July 13. Police said they were dispatched to the parking lot of the restaurant at 9:33 p.m. for a report of a drunk driver trying to leave.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Tolling Equipment Gone, RITBA Board Weighs Options for Overhead Gantry
The overhead gantry that looms over the Sakonnet River Bridge has been stripped bare of its cameras, computer equipment, antennas and hasn't been recording traffic since June when state lawmakers passed next year's state spending plan.
First Classic Car Show a Success for Atria Aquidneck Place
The first-ever Atria Aquidneck Place Classic Car Show was a smashing success on Sunday, with more than 70 cars participating and the Rhode Island Alzheimer's Association benefiting from the proceeds.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Police Investigating Alleged Rape at Large 4th of July Party in Portsmouth
Portsmouth police are investigating an alleged rape that occurred at a 4th of July party at a Bayview Avenue home and two brothers who hosted the party are now facing charges of procuring alcohol for minors.
Tiverton Education Foundation Lands $2,000 Legislative Grant
Rep. Dennis M. Canario , center, is joined by Rep. John G. Edwards , right, during presentation of a $2,000 legislative grant to the Tiverton Education Foundation recently.
At 13, Portsmouth Girl Shows Talent behind the Lens
Some people are born with talent and when it comes to photography, Milla Hershman of Portsmouth seems to have been blessed with a God-given gift.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
The loyal (non-)opposition
Besides the blatant and unrepentant influence-buying at the State House, and the preposterous General Assembly tradition of spending the last day of a session passing dozens of bills lawmakers have taken six months to deeply ponder and analyze , thus making key policy decisions at 2 am, nothing abets the well-perceived notion that Rhode Island's ... (more)
Flap over Sakonnet Bridge tolls still going strong
There are no longer tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge, but the fight over unpaid tolls is still going strong.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
351-year-old cemetery identified
BACK ON THE MAP: Mayor Scott Avedisian joins members of the Westcott family and the Warwick Historical Cemetery Commission at the site of the cemetery eA stablished in 1663.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Town asks court to order Sakonnet toll refunds
The town of Portsmouth has asked a federal judge to order the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority to use money it has collected from the Sakonnet River Bridge toll to pay the town's legal fees and refund motorists who cross the bridge.
Portsmouth EMT / Firefighters Train to Spot, Treat Heart Attacks
What do firefighters do with a Saturday away from work? Traina€¦ On Saturday, June 28, 2014 Twenty-five EMT / Firefighters spent the day in class at Roger Williams Baypoint Inn and Conference Center.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Featured Home: 147 Ethel Drive is Happy
Now here's a reasonably priced Portsmouth house with views of the Sakonnet River and plenty of space.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Portsmouth Fireworks Moved to Saturday
The threat of wind and rain - along with high surf and dangerous rip currents - The Escobar Farm tradition of fireworks on the Fourth of July has been pushed back by one day.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Teen, 14, Crashes Dad's Classic Car after Joyride
If there was any reason to get grounded for the summer, this might be it. It's also a lesson in how easy it is to lose control of a car - especially a classic muscle car that has no traction control.