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Attorney general hits F&R Auto (of pizza delivery fame) with $450,000 bill

A Westport used car dealership and its former owner must pay $450,000 in restitution and penalties to resolve allegations that the company sold unsafe and defective used vehicles and violated …
Westport's Fields on the Farm hits high gear
Well out of eye and earshot of Route 177, way back in the woods, startling progress is being made on the Fields on the Farm sports … Read More
New tenant farm rules proposed in Westport
WESTPORT — The Board of Health last week revealed a proposed set of rules to govern tenant farms in Westport with the hope of … Read More
Portsmouth High spreads musical cheer at winter concerts (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Music Department hosted the second of two winter concerts Tuesday night in the school … Read More
RICAS: Portsmouth, state are playing catchup to Mass. schools
PORTSMOUTH — Rhode Island public schools have some catching up to do before they can compare favorably to Massachusetts on student … Read More
Portsmouth girls cruise to non-league win over Chariho
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity basketball team made easy work of the Chariho Chargers at home Friday … Read More
Tiverton plunge moves south to Fogland
TIVERTON — Due to ongoing construction at Grinnell’s Beach in Tiverton, this year’s New Year’s Day Penguin Plunge will be held … Read More
Obituaries
Margo Peckham, 94, Westport Margo Peckham, 94, of Westport, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2018. She was born on May 10, 1924 in New Bedford, the daughter of Temple A. Corson and Margaret McGinty. Margo attended …
Thomas S. Moran, 77, Little Compton Thomas S. Moran, 77, of Little Compton, peacefully passed away at home on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Moran persevered over adversity with grace, humor, and …
Sports
Lough (Little Compton/Portsmouth Abbey) caps stellar Bates field hockey career. Bates College senior forward Taylor Lough of Little Compton was named Second Team All-NESCAC for the second straight year on Wednesday, as the New England Small College Athletic Conference released …
Islanders freeze out Portsmouth in early Thanksgiving game MIDDLETOWN — The Portsmouth Patriots’ youth, inexperience and injuries were all on display during an early Thanksgiving matchup against their annual rivals, the Middletown …
Portsmouth girls knocked from volleyball playoffs (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ volleyball team’s season ended in disappointment Wednesday when the squad was bumped from the state playoffs by Johnston High at …
Portsmouth boys finish 10th in state cross-country meet PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ cross-country team finished in 10th place as a team in the Rhode Island cross-country championship meet Sunday at Ponaganset High …
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Opinion
Editorial: School buses need seat belts The Tiverton school bus that hurtled off the highway and into the woods recently emerged dented but intact. But for those unfortunate enough to have been trapped inside without seat belts, the …
Letter: Facts contradict accusations against Sakonnet farmers To the editor: This concerns Mimi Karlsson's letter to the editor of Nov. 15 about legally applied agricultural chemicals. In making her sweeping, overly dramatic yet unfounded claims about …
Letter: For Red/Blue discussion, more Reds needed To the editor: Two week ago Michelle, a conservative Republican, and Elizabeth, a liberal Democrat, wrote to describe the free, day-long Red/Blue workshop we are organizing in Westport under the …
Letter: Drift Road solar approval a big disappointment To the editor: This Drift Road solar installation has caused so much stress to all of the abutters and other neighbors and friends affected by it for so long. We have tried to impress upon the …

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