Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tracks of the 'marsh tank' left a pattern in the Long Pond phragmite thickets. Sakonnet Harbor is visible in the background.

Marsh ‘tank’ attacks Long Pond phragmites

Marsh ‘tank’ attacks Long Pond phragmites

Effort is state’s largest yet against phragmites The phragmites that choke some 55 acres of Little Compton’s Long Pond have been dealt what groups hope will prove to be a lethal dose of herbicide. Now comes the wait as organizers of the assault watch to see the impact of the August 28 to Sept. 10


Marjorie R. Gregory, 93, Tiverton

Marjorie Rose (Leach) Gregory, 93, of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.  She was the wife of the late Thomas W. Gregory. Born in Fall River,  she was the daughter of the late Rose (Shoard) and Thomas Leach. She had formerly worked as an Inspector in the garment industry. She was affiliated with the

A fishing tournament on Stafford Pond reservoir.

Hearing set on Stafford Pond reservoir uses

The Tiverton Conservation Commission will hold a special meeting/public hearing on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at Tiverton Town Hall, 343 Highland Road, to discuss possible changes to Chapter 15 of the Town Code on “Drinking Water Reservoirs.” The purpose of the meeting is to discuss possible changes to the ordinance that might affect

Alice Azevedo, 87, Westport

Alice (Duquette) Azevedo, 87, of Westport, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Our Lady’s Haven in Fairhaven. She was the wife of the late George P. Azevedo. Born in Somerset and daughter of the late Albert and Lea (Autotte) Azevedo, she had resided in Westport for most of her life. Prior to her


Photos:Bishop leads Barrington High to boys’ Class B cross country title

NORTH SCITUATE — The Barrington High School boys’ squad captured the Class B cross country championship Saturday, Oct. 26, at Ponaganset’s Covered Bridge Trail. Mars Bishop paced the Eagles to the victory, winning the Class B race in a time of 17 minutes, 11 seconds over 3.1-mile route. The Barrington girls placed second in the

Craig Raposa, a graduate of Portsmouth High School, died last year after a struggle with police officers.

Portsmouth denies wrongful death claim

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night voted to deny a wrongful death claim brought by the mother of a Tiverton man who died following a struggle with Portsmouth police in February 2012. Without comment, the council voted unanimously to deny payment of the claim and to refer the matter to Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management

Portsmouth High School art student Annie Heffernan photographs the windmill at Prescott Farm.

Portsmouth High students preserve history in photographs

PORTSMOUTH — While they were toting their Nikons and Canons all over town during a recent class outing, Rose Escobar said she was surprised by how little her students knew about Portsmouth’s historical treasures. “Last week was kind of an introduction and to expose the kids on what we have today,” said Ms. Escobar, an art


Linnea P. (Pearson) Kinder

Mrs. Linnea P. (Pearson) Kinder, 80, of High Street, Bristol, died on Oct. 26, 2013 at Grace Barker Nursing Home. She was the wife of Joseph G. Kinder. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Albert E. and Ethel Pearson and sister of Edward A. Pearson of Atlanta, Georgia (formerly of Foster)