Chase Farms named Portsmouth Grange Agriculturist of 2018

PORTSMOUTH — “In this ever-changing world of agricultural practices, it takes a special talent to succeed,” says Walter Elwell, a member of the Portsmouth Grange 29 Patrons of …
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Tiverton bank theft suspect nabbed in Bristol

TIVERTON — A man suspected of committing a robbery of the north Tiverton branch of Bank Newport on April 2 was arrested Monday in Bristol. Cody Toolis, 27, of Fall River, was thereafter arraigned in District Court in Newport on charges of 2nd degree robbery, and is being held as a fugitive on separate Massachusetts charges, said Tiverton Police Chief Patrick Jones Monday night.

Tiverton man shot by police released from hospital

TIVERTON — A Tiverton man, Scott W. Banville, 44, who was shot by police at 11:34 last Wednesday night at his home while wielding a 50 caliber rifle during a domestic dispute, was released from Rhode Island Hospital Sunday night after treatment for his injuries.

Removal of old Sakonnet Bridge’s center truss delayed

TIVERTON/PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) touted it as a spectacular sight that residents would want to line up to see, but onlookers hoping to witness the …

Center of old Sakonnet Bridge set for ‘spectacular’ removal

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — The massive center span of the old Sakonnet River Bridge is scheduled this week to be separated from either side, lowered onto a barge platform and floated up Mt. …

Monday morning bank robbery called ‘brazen’

TIVERTON — Tiverton police, using social media and working with Dartmouth police and other departments in the area, are searching for the man who pulled off an early morning bank robbery Monday at the Bank Newport branch located at 614 Main Road in Tiverton.

Tiverton bank branch robbed Monday

Tiverton Police issued the following bulletin Monday ... Today at 9:21 a.m., the Bank Newport branch located at 614 Main Road was robbed by an individual who passed a note demanding money. The …

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