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Attic yields ‘GPS’ of yesteryear

Q. I have this old compass I found in my dad’s attic. It is in a 6” square wood box. It is marked “Kelvin White Boston”. Can you tell me something about it and if it is worth anything? A. What you have is called a dry mariner’s compass. The dry mariner’s compass has been

Tiverton should wonder who will live at Crossings

To the editor: If the hearing August 19 at Tiverton High School concerning the Tiverton Crossings project is any barometer, about 90 percent of residents oppose the idea and hope to preserve Tiverton’s small town character. Another thing Tiverton residents — and residents of any community considering such a project —need, unfortunately, to consider, is

Say what??

Kudos to GoLocalProv and reporter Arielle Confino who recently investigated whether our candidates for Governor put their money where their respective mouths are. Each candidate speaks rhapsodically about creating jobs in Rhode Island. Yet, when it comes to where they put their donors dollars, with less than 3 weeks away from the primary, 72 percent

Matthew McCabe with the record 36.2 pound cobia he weighed in at Lucky Bait & Tackle, Warren.

‘That’s no shark, it’s a cobia’

Matthew McCabe caught a record-breaking cobia off Newport last week. Manny Macedo of Lucky Bait & Tackle in Warren said, “We weighed the fish in at 36.2 pounds and if that weight holds this will be a state record. The fish was 48.5 inches with a girth of 23.5 inches. Matthew lives in Warwick and

Stanley responds to building official funding controversy

The Council recently voted to authorize an over expenditure to restore the Building Official position to full-time. This ensures the public’s general welfare, health, safety and financial interests. This informed decision fulfills our oath of office and ultimately embraces the will of the people.  It protects residents from improperly performed construction, upholds minimum housing standards,