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George Francis Chaves, 85, Little Compton

George Francis Chaves, 85, of Little Compton, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility in New Bedford. Born in Little Compton, a son of the late Antone and Mary (Monteiro) Chaves, he was a lifelong resident of Little Compton. Mr. Chaves was the owner of Acme Sanitary Services for

Letter: Plagiarism charge looks like witch-hunt

To the editor: In reference to the Aug, 13, 2015 article, “Former principal accused of plagiarism,” and having no knowledge of the incident other than what was put forth in the article, I may be making the wrong assumption but on the surface this looks like a “witch-hunt” to me. Were his words biased, prejudicial,

Letter: Plagiarism charges against principal are ludicrous

To the editor: The front-page story in the Portsmouth Times, Aug.13 regarding the charges of plagiarism leveled against Wilbur McMahon principal Mr. Joao Arruda by the Little Compton School Committee would have been totally shocking if they were not obviously contrived. Who comes to a middle school graduation prepared to make tapes and a video

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