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Sakonnet area blueberry bonanza; sunny summer’s bumper crop

SAKONNET AREA — The season is over, but blueberry bushes this year showered roadside stands and markets in the Tiverton, Little Compton and Westport area with a bumper crop of blueberries. This was the best year in a long time, says Dick Hart of Tiverton, who has about 200 bushes on his 10-acre homestead, that

Welcoming the late-blooming blues

By Kristin Green Since the first witch hazel flower unfurled and crocus poked out of the ground last winter I haven’t for one minute been bored with my garden. I’ve been frustrated by it, challenged, thwarted, and enthralled by turns. It has given me plenty to fuss over, weed out, wish for, and has taught

Keller Williams employees Natasha Teixeira (front) and Vanessa Raposo deliver bags of mulch to their coworkers at the RI Veterans Home during the realtor's Red Day, a national project to give back to the community.

Local realtors give back at Veterans Home

The Rhode Island Veterans Home got a little brighter Thursday thanks to the efforts of some local realtors. Employees from the Bristol and Newport Keller Williams Realty offices donated their time Thursday to clean up the gardens around the Veterans Home, raking away dead leaves, weeding and mulching flower beds, and planting new shrubs and

Westport River Watershed Alliance volunteers plant the rain gardens with native vegetation.

Rain gardens take root near Westport Middle School

Staff from the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA), the Westport Highway Department and engineers from the Norfolk Ram Group worked together over the summer to create more rain gardens to clean up and slow down polluted runoff from roofs and parking lots at the Westport Middle School complex. The first phase of the project was

Sally Black, Chairwoman of Tiverton's School Committee and Grand Marshall for the Celebrate Tiverton parade Saturday, July 27, holds a poster from the 1997 Tiverton Waterfront Festival, while behind her (from left) stand Linda Larsen, Deborah Pallasch (school committee member), and Pat Curran.

Tiverton throws itself a three-day celebration

TIVERTON — It’s been 16 years since Tiverton threw itself a party back in the summer of 1997, but the dry spell is about to end. “Celebrate Tiverton” is coming to town. It’s a three-day bash for all ages with events in venues scattered through town from Friday through Sunday, July 26-28 (see insert). Celebrate