Tiverton Police Lt. Panell: Case dismissed

IVERTON — Tiverton Police Department Lieutenant Timothy Panell walked out of the courthouse in Newport last Thursday morning a mostly free man after Second District Court Judge Colleen Hastings dismissed all but one of 58 criminal misdemeanor charges against him. On the single remaining charge — Count 1, obtaining money under false pretenses — Lieutenant Panell was allowed to "maintain a plea of not guilty," said his lawyer, Norman L. Landroche Jr. in a brief interview following the court proceeding.

Woman’s body found after all-out water and shore search

An intense search of Westport Harbor and the shoreline ended sadly early Wednesday afternoon when officers found the body of a 58-year-old Westport woman about a half mile east of the Fontaine …
Opinion
Editorial: Police night shift — What just happened?

It was stunning back in September when Tiverton Police accused one of their own with spending nights at home when he was being paid to work, and with ordering the whole night shift into “quiet …

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Riverside Middle School announces final honor roll for 2016-17

EAST PROVIDENCE — Dr. Cheri Guerra, Principal, and Mr. Gregory McCarthy, Assistant Principal, of Riverside Middle School have announced the Honor Roll for the 2016-2017 Fourth Quarter. Honors are …

Firefighter Caswell joins Westport Fire Department

The Westport Fire Department welcomed its newest firefighter, Chris Caswell, in pinning and appointment ceremonies Friday at the Hixbridge Road station. Though new as a full-timer, firefighter …

RIDOT announces another Pawtucket Avenue temporary closure

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced a pair of overnight closures for street paving accompanying the on-going reconstruction of the Pawtucket Avenue bridge …

Warren police logs: Snowing in June?

Monday, June 19 A caller from Overhill Road spotted a loose chicken in the yard. Police didn’t find any fowl play. A Main Street man said a friend took his money to buy things at the …

Barrington resident spots man breaking into car

A Barrington resident called police late Thursday night, June 22, after he spotted a man enter his car. It was about 11:45 p.m. when the resident heard a car going up and down Stanley Avenue, …
Business
Featured home: Big, bright Tiverton home overlooks the bay

Set high on a hillside in Tiverton is a fabulous, three-story home that was designed for easy entertaining. Soaring ceilings, spacious rooms, spectacular western water views over Mt. Hope Bay are …

Obituaries
Sylvia Crepeau, 84, Tiverton

Sylvia (Greene) Crepeau, 84, of Providence, formerly of Tiverton, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Elmhurst Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was the wife of the late Leonidas …

Manuel Arruda, 75, Bristol

Cora F. Guido, 89, Bristol

Benjamin F. Lewis 95, Tiverton

Marie Marden Currier, of Barrington

Charles Lee Remington, 70, formerly of Bristol

Sports
Youngsters take top prizes in Fourth Foot Race

Two nine-year-olds beat runners as much as three years older than them to claim the top prize in the 31st annual Fourth of July foot races last weekend. Jackson Cicchinelli won the sprint at the …

Barrington residents prep for Pan-Mass Challenge

Barrington drops All Star opener to Riverside, 10-9

Portsmouth girl takes 3rd in Drive, Chip and Putt Competition

Warren Athletics win Little League Minor Division Championship

Opinion
Editorial: More than just a parade

Everywhere you look, you see the stars and stripes. Giant flags are flying over Town Common and Herreshoff Marine Museum; bunting drapes from windows all over town; even the Mt. Hope Bridge is …

Letter: Non-residents breaking Barrington Beach rules

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Letter: Spring’s rainy days produced summer surprises

Letter: Tiverton's Charter isn’t merely about FTR and finances

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