Author Archives: Bruce Burdett


Butterfly Adventure is Saturday at Allens Pond

Butterfly Adventure is Saturday at Allens Pond

WESTPORT — Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary will host a free South Coast Butterfly Adventure this Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat, Oct 11, 2014 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Led by Mass Audubon’s Lauren Miller-Donnelly, participants will look for, capture (and release) and learn about the rare southeast migrants who use

Anthony Motta, 78, Tiverton

Anthony Motta, 78, of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Gilda (Camara) Motta and the son of the late Antonio and Claudia (Freitas) Motta. Prior to retiring, Anthony worked as a plant manager for Globe Mfg. He was a veteran of the US Navy Reserves, and a

Alvimedica shows its speed en-route to a win in Saturday's in-port race. David Ramos/Volvo Ocean Race

Enright, Alvimedica — And they’re off

CUT Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race Bristol’s Charlie Enright and the young crew of Alvimedica set off on their race around the globe Saturday as the Volvo Ocean Race sets sail from Alicante, Spain. This first leg takes the seven-boat fleet of 65-footers 6,487 miles to Cape Town, South Africa. First though, skipper Enright guided Alvimedica to victory

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Yolande Ouellette, 88, Little Compton

Yolande Claire Cecile (Boudria) Ouellette 88, formerly of Little Compton, died on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.  She was the wife of the late Edward Cushman Ouellette. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Euclide and Eva (Giroux) Boudria. A homemaker and seamstress, she is survived by her children, Denise Wordell, Mark

Above all else, make sure to vote

To the editor: Across our state, people are losing hope. With the nation’s third highest unemployment rate, cities facing bankruptcy and the inability of Smith Hill to create meaningful change, Rhode Islanders increasingly expect our elected officials to move the state forward in a positive direction. But in order for all voices to be heard

Middletown rescue boat refueling dockside  from fuel truck parked at town dock.

Two rescued, one missing as boat capsizes off Sakonnet Point

Note: This story was updated with additional information at 12:10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. LITTLE COMPTON — The Coast Guard and others continue to search for a fisherman who was among three who went overboard when their boat capsized off Sakonnet Point Thursday at about 5:30 p.m. A Coast Guard helicopter pulled two of the men


Poll: Teen marijuana use in Little Compton requires action

Little Compton needs to do more to reduce and prevent marijuana use by teens, a survey suggest. The Little Compton Prevention Coalition has released preliminary results from a survey sent to all Little Compton households that showed 70 percent of respondents said that the town needs to develop community strategies, policies and programs to address

The Sakonnet Lobster at its dock in Tiverton.

Sakonnet Lobster sinks south of Block Island; four rescued

The Coast Guard plucked four lobstermen from the sea when the 60-foot Tiverton and Little Compton-based Sakonnet Lobster sank Thursday about 40 miles south of Block Island, Rhode Island. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a distress call at about 4:15 a.m. from the four-man crew aboard the Sakonnet Lobster that the boat was taking on water. The Coast

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