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Katz seeks 2nd amendment sanctuary status

TIVERTON — Justin Katz wants Tiverton to become a "Second Amendment Sanctuary Town," and to that end has placed a resolution to that effect on the Tiverton Town Council's agenda, to be considered by the council at its Tuesday, May 28 meeting at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.
Three rescued after 17-foot boat overturns off Seapowet
TIVERTON — Three boaters spent about 20 minutes in cold water off Jack’s Island (peninsula) near Seapowet Point Wednesday after … Read More
Aquidneck Island Robotics team finishes successful season
NEWPORT — It’s been a good year for the Aquidneck Island Robotics FIRST Robotics Competition Team 78, AIR STRIKE. Comprised of … Read More
Partners Village Store to celebrate 40 years with Saturday party
They had started out in 1979 simply as a wine-and-beer making supplies store, just a little ways down the road from the Victorian … Read More
Play performed at Portsmouth High explores road to recovery
PORTSMOUTH — She was nervous, the anxiety coursing through her like wildfire.  She felt untethered, unsure of the steps to take … Read More
Portsmouth High baseball team notches two shutouts over Pilgrim
PORTSMOUTH — Ben Gesmondi’s three-run blast in the first inning proved to be all the offense the Portsmouth High baseball team … Read More
A Westport salute to Tony Connors
The Board of Selectmen opened last week’s meeting by honoring Anthony ‘Tony’ Connors “for his contributions to the Town of … Read More
Obituaries
Joseph R. Marion Jr., Little Compton Joseph R. Marion Jr. passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. A life-long resident of Little Compton, he was the son of the late …
Marie Manchester, 87, Little Compton Marie (Elkins) Manchester, 87, of Little Compton, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Harold E. Manchester. Mrs. Manchester was born in …
Sports
Former Portsmouth principal tapped for RIIL Hall of Fame PORTSMOUTH — A former longtime principal and coach at Portsmouth High School will be among the members of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) High School Athletic Hall of Fame …
Portsmouth beats Mt. Hope, remains undefeated in Division II PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ lacrosse team improved its record to 10-0 in Division II after defeating Mt. Hope at home Friday, 13-9. Freshman Jack Cianciolo …
Portsmouth falls to Huskies in D-II unified state finals, 34-26 PORTSMOUTH — They had given it their all out on the court, but by the time the final buzzer sounded Sunday, May 5, the Portsmouth Patriots’ unified basketball team came up just short …
Portsmouth unified team to play in state finals Sunday (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School unified basketball team is headed to the state finals again. The Patriots defeated Juanita Sanchez in the Division II semifinals at home on …
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Opinion
Letter: For our planet, these numbers we dare not ignore To the editor: Four hundred fifteen. One million. What are these numbers, you ask? They are dire milestones in this continuing journey of destruction of our only home by the hands of …
Letter: Wet, cool spring hard on potato, corn farmers While we non-farmers have been counting up the rainy days and bemoaning the lack of warm and spring-like weather, the local potato and sweet corn growers have been in serious, deep trouble. The …
Letter: Little Compton Tree Committee gift will be appreciated for years To the editor: Just a short letter of appreciation to the Little Compton Tree Committee for the wonderful surprise delivered to my house. I submitted an application for an evergreen tree; an …
Letter: Rep. Cortvriend voted on the side of women To the editor: In response to former Rep. Ken Mendonça’s May 7 letter (“Rep. Cortvriend flip-flopped on rollover contracts”), the shame should be on the former …

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