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Twenty-one-year-old pilot Mia Hallgring, a Portsmouth High School graduate, has taken to the sky to race in the 2018 Air Race Classic. The four-day, all-female flying race started Wednesday, June 19, … more
LITTLE COMPTON — A major land acquisition, that is likely to have far-reaching consequences for the Town of Little Compton, was agreed to last weekend by the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust (*the Ag Trust") and Daniel and Fulton Pontes, whose family have owned the parcel for generations. What is now a working corn field, just yards from town center, could transition in years to come into a passive recreational area — with trails, walking and bike paths — it's up to the Ag Trust. more
LITTLE COMPTON — While affordable housing is off the table as a possible use for the 63-acre property just acquired by the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust, which by its charter cannot develop property it acquires, it’s very much on the minds of town leaders. more
LITTLE COMPTON — Two Little Compton men have been charged with drug offenses, one dating back to December 15, 2017, the details regarding which were withheld by police for "investigative purposes" until this week. Police did not say that the two incidents were related, but did however release news of the charges at the same time. more
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. more
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. more
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
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