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.
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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.
Local Family Searching for Lost Cat
A one-year-old cat named Georgia is missing somewhere in Portsmouth. She was last seen near Ferry Landing Circle and Bristol Ferry Road.
Lou Escobar's 4th of July Fireworks will Delight Portsmouth Again
Portsmouth is gearing up for another spectacular display of fireworks thanks to the efforts of local farmer and community pillar Louis Escobar, who has been putting on a show to celebrate Independence Day for more than 25 years.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Sex Assault Training for Military, Police, Social Workers, to be Hosted in Portsmouth
The United States Navy's area sexual assault prevention and response coordinator will be among the trainers at the annual Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy, a collaborative training program of Family Service of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Man Who Took Portsmouth Teen to NJ, Sparking Amber Alert, Agrees to Plea Deal
Daniel Berger has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual contact in connection with his meet-up with a 13-year-old Portsmouth girl last summer that sparked an Amber Alert.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Retiree Michael Shea appointed Dartmouth interim superintendent
The Dartmouth School Committee voted 3-1 Monday night to appoint retired GNB Regional Vocational Technical School superintendent Michael Shea as interim superintendent in Dartmouth.
Police Log: DUI, Teen Threatens Family with Knife, Underage Possession
DUI Police charged Russell Christopher Ouellette, 61, of 235 Purchase St., Fall River, Mass., with driving under the influence and refusing a chemical test June 21 at 12:12 a.m. Police said Ouellete was stopped after an officer on patrol on Park Avenue near Norsman Drive saw him drift over the lane divider.
Sat Jun 21, 2014
5 Reasonably Priced RI Homes with Water Access
Rhode Island real estate has plenty to offer for people looking for water access.