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A recent windstorm caused further damage to the transfer station building, forcing the town to remove a large section from above the left bay. (This photo was taken Dec. 13). Major improvements are planned for the structure, according to Dave Kehew, director of the Department of Public Works. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Facelift for Portsmouth transfer station building planned

Facelift for Portsmouth transfer station building planned

PORTSMOUTH — The transfer station building is in rough shape, but visitors will have to put up with the eyesore for only a few more months. “That building is going in the next few months. We’ve put it on the list for capital improvements and it got approved. I put in $235,000 that the council approved

Deborah Weaver

Deborah Weaver named executive director of Watershed Alliance

The Westport River Watershed Alliance has announced that Westport resident Deborah Weaver will become its executive director effective January 1. Ms. Weaver founded and oversaw operations for two Boston-area non-profit organizations which she led for over 15 years.  Most recently, she founded and served as executive director for Girls LEAP (Lifetime Empowerment & Awareness Program),

Barrington firefighters pose with some of the items they donated to Operation Strike The Box.

Barrington firefighters donate items to homeless children

Barrington firefighters piled up some toys, socks and some winter gloves as they participated in Operation Strike The Box. The initiative was the brainchild of North Smithfield Dispatcher Dan Desmarais. After learning of the number of homeless children in Rhode Island — about 1,800 — he challenged fire departments around the state to “strike the box”


Hugh Cole students get their own ‘elf’ Students in Ann Corrado’s third grade class at the Hugh Cole School got an early Christmas present this year — an extended visit from Snowflake, their very own ‘Elf on the Shelf.’ Naughty and nice girls and boys across the country are probably familiar with the Elf on the Shelf by now. It’s a

Tiverton police: domestic assault, drunk driving

Monday, Dec. 15 A 15-year-old Tiverton boy was charged at 1:05 p.m. with simple assault, and as a disobedient child. Tuesday, Dec. 16 Andre Medeiros, 37, of Fall River, was charged at 1:40 p.m. with domestic assault, domestic breaking and entering, domestic vandalism, and domestic disorderly conduct. Wednesday, Dec. 17 At 3:52 p.m., Brandon Luiz

Tiverton man charged with 3rd DUI, heroin possession

TIVERTON — On the heels of  multiple reports about a car being driven erratically, a 56-year old Tiverton man was charged at 2:52 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, with driving under the influence of alcohol (third or subsequent offense), and with refusal to submit to a chemical test. Louis Oliveira, 56, of 837 Bulgarmarsh Road, Tiverton, was