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Goulart’s becomes Gleeson’s Wine & Spirits

Goulart’s becomes Gleeson’s Wine & Spirits

The Goulart’s Package Store sign, hanging over the 39 Meetinghouse Lane, Little Compton, store for decades, is down, replaced by another familiar name in the business. Gleeson’s Wine & Spirits opened there in March and will celebrate with a grand opening later this spring. In the meantime, new owner Bill Gleeson said he is updating


Study: Non-whites more apt to be ticketed here

They aren’t much more likely to stop non-white motorists, but police in Tiverton and Little Compton are more apt to issue citations to the non-white drivers they stop than the white drivers. That is among the findings of a 2013-2014 study by Northeastern University’s Institute on Race and Justice released by the state Department of

Searchers walk the Sakonnet Point shore on October 3.

Transom failure doomed aging boat off Sakonnet Point

The boat that swamped Oct. 2 sending three fishermen into the water was in no condition for the ocean waters off Sakonnet Point. Inspectors with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) say “hull failure at the transom” of the elderly small boat contributed to the tragedy in which a Lincoln man died and


Recycling rises in Tiverton, dips a bit in Little Compton

Rhode Island Resource Recovery last week passed out checks to the state’s 39 cities and towns for profits realized from the sale of recyclables. The municipal share of the profits for the year ending June 30, 2014, totaled $1,502,616. Tiverton Department of Public Works Director Steve Berlucci accepted a check of $28,966 for the town,

The unpopular rumble strips will be removed in two stages this fall and next spring.

Rumble removal coming soon to West Main Road

Those reviled West Main Road rumble strips won’t be around to annoy Little Compton drivers and bicyclists much longer. State Senator Louis DiPalma notified the town last week that the state Department of Transportation has decided to remove the strips from the side of the road by November 15 and from the center next spring.

Shipwright Hermann Hinrichsen works at side of Peggotty, preparing to move the aging catboat/studio. Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

For Peggotty, out of Little Compton, a historic voyage

  LITTLE COMPTON — Two men, one a shipwright and the other a millwright, used skids and rollers to move a work of art — a very unusual 164-year old, 18-foot catboat — to a new home last week. The vessel is the Peggotty, and it is about as precious a part of town’s artistic

Little Compton seats contested; budget committee turnover looms

LITTLE COMPTON — For the first time in a number of years, the election of new members to the powerful Little Compton Budget Committee will be contested this year. Six candidates are competing for two positions that are currently falling open on the five-member committee, At the election of committee members, to take place at