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Senator DiPalma named senior deputy majority leader

STATE HOUSE – Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton) has been named to serve as senior Senate deputy majority leader. The appointment as made last week by …
Little Compton woman charged with DWI following crash
PORTSMOUTH — A 59-year-old Little Compton woman was charged with driving while intoxicated, her second offense, after plowing … Read More
New Portsmouth youth center strives to 'be great for Nate'
PORTSMOUTH — For the last decade, Tenth Gate Center for Yoga and Meditation has been a fixture in the Portsmouth community, striving … Read More
Tiverton woman shot in neck by husband
TIVERTON — Both victim and shooter say it was an accident, but Tiverton Police and the attorney general continue to investigate a … Read More
Committee reviews state’s report card for Portsmouth schools
PORTSMOUTH — Schools are usually the ones handing out report cards, but they recently received their own from the R.I. Department of … Read More
Back Eddy polar plunge draws crowds
WESTPORT — Swimmers flocked to the Back Eddy dock in Westport and Fogland Beach in Tiverton to start the new year with a bracing … Read More
Driver charged with both drugged, drunk driving
An 11:55 p.m. motor vehicle stop in Westport on Friday, December 28, led to the driver being charged with operating under the … Read More
Obituaries
Charles W. Nichols III, 81, South Dartmouth Charles Walter Nichols III, “Wally”, age 81, died on January 13, 2019, at his home in South Dartmouth. He was predeceased by his wife Anna Sharp Nichols. Wally is survived by his wife, Helga …
Susan Sorrentino, Little Compton Susan Sorrentino of Little Compton, passed away in the gentle embrace of her beloved family on January 4, 2019. Susie was born in Providence, the eldest daughter of Hope A. and Stanley L. Sorrentino. …
Phillip Lee Buell, 80, Little Compton Phillip "Phil" Lee Buell, who was born on February 12, 1938, in Muncie, Indiana, and was the son of the late Floyd E Buell and the late Nina M Buell, died on January 3, 2019, in Bradenton, Florida. …
Robert E. Nadeau, MD, Little Compton Robert “Bob” Earle Nadeau, MD, passed peacefully on December 26 in Providence surrounded by family. The son of Alfred F. and Inez Nadeau, Bob was born in Lewiston, Maine, on September 13, …
Sports
Ben Hurd leads Portsmouth over Mt. Hope in boys’ basketball PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team escaped with a 60-58 win over Mt, Hope in the East Bay Holiday Classic tournament at PHS Thursday. A …
Portsmouth boys fall to Westerly in varsity basketball, 77-53 PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team couldn’t overcome an outstanding first-half offensive onslaught by the visiting Westerly Bulldogs and lost …
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 night, 66-27. The Patriots’ Lexi Greffen led all …
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 …
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Opinion
Letter: Border crisis ‘facts’ no less fantastic than those 57 varieties To the editor: This spurious crisis about the Southern border reminds me of a scene from the 1962 film “The Manchurian Candidate” The scoundrels keep changing the made up facts they are …
Letter: We want to sell camp to Westport but need answer soon To the editor: An open letter to the residents of Westport …  My name is Martin Costa. I am co-owner of Westport Camping Grounds along with my mother, Tina Costa. It has come to my attention …
Letter: Challenge our children, don’t teach to a test To the editor: This letter is in response to Joe Crowley’s letter — ‘RI vs Mass test score comparison invalid and unfair.’ Did you know that Massachusetts was one of the leading states …
Letter: Tiverton should trumpet its many attractions To the editor: Tiverton will have a number of new opportunities for growth in the near future. In addition to the casino we have a hotel, something we have not had since the 1960’s when the Old …

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