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TIVERTON — Sarah Cordeiro, 23, of Tiverton is studying to be a grief counselor — she's two years into a three-year M.S. program at Rhode Island College in clinical mental health counseling. The inspiration for Ms. Cordeiro's decision to enter into a career of helping others in dealing with their grief was her own experience some ten years ago following the death on June 5, 2008 of her 11-year-old sister Megan — the family called her a 'brave little bumblebee." Megan had died after an 18 -month battle with acute myeloid leukemia, when Ms. Cordeiro was herself just 13. more
WARWICK — The Wheeler School defeated Tiverton, 60-50, for the Division III boys' basketball championship in the game played Sunday, Feb. 25, at CCRI-Warwick. more
PROVIDENCE — The Tiverton High School girls' basketball team won the Division III championship Saturday afternoon, Feb. 24, over Classical. more
TIVERTON — First at the high school, later at Fort Barton Elementary, School, police cruisers and ambulances swarmed in from the perimeter Friday as the sound of gunfire rang out inside. It was only a drill ... It was … more
How brutal was the weather a couple of weeks back? So icy, so cold that even hardy turkey vultures were almost frozen solid. Buffeted by cold rain that froze to their wings as temperatures … more
Tiverton’s Penguin Plunge was the first to go, shut down by town order on Friday evening. Westport’s Back Eddy restaurant held out a bit longer — finally opting to halt its annual plunge off … more
The Morning session of Photos with Santa are ready to be viewed.  Click on the link below to browse through the photos! Photos with Santa morning session more
PORTSMOUTH — “We gave them all they can handle,” Ryan Moniz told his players after their Division-I semifinal loss to La Salle Academy Friday night. “We threw the kitchen sink … more
The Portsmouth High School football team shut out Barrington,15-0, in a D-I quarterfinal game in chilly Portsmouth on Friday night. Kyle Bicho threw a bomb to wide receiver Peyton Robinson in the … more
The Portsmouth soccer team fell to Hendricken, 2-1, in a Division I quarterfinal game at Bishop Hendricken on Monday night. The Hawks peppered Patriots senior goalkeeper Will Swart who had 12 saves … more
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