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Lois McLaughlin, 76, Rumford

Lois McLaughlin, 76, Rumford

Lois McLaughlin, 76, formerly of Rumford, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in The Villages, Florida. Mrs. McLaughlin was born in Cairo, N.Y. and grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a long-time resident of Rumford, where she and her husband of 56 years, Joe, raised six children. The couple moved to The Villages in 2004.

Carlton Brownell on Oct. 8, 2009, at the entrance to the library which bears his family’s name, that he visited almost daily for years, and on whose board he served as chairman for 56 years.

Carlton Brownell: Little Compton bids farewell to its historian

LITTLE COMPTON — Carlton Coggeshall Brownell’s passing on Feb. 6, 2013, has become a part of Little Compton’s history. We asked a few of the many who knew him for a few Carlton Brownell memories (for much more about his many contributions to his hometown, see page 14) … • Beth Ryan, director of the

Little Compton power nearly restored

LITTLE COMPTON — Fire Department Chief Rick Petrin said Monday morning that power has been restored to “most of the town,” and that only “a few isolated places” don’t have it. He said he would be conferring with National Grid representatives early Monday for a more complete run-down of Little Compton outages.    

A recent hurricane lashes the Sakonnet Harbor breakwater.

Sakonnet breakwater damaged, no money to fix it

LITTLE COMPTON — The federal breakwater at Sakonnet Harbor has been damaged by several years worth of storms, and the Army Corps of Engineers says there’s no money to fix it. Other priorities are competing for funds, The Corps says.”If you look at it over the years,” said Town Council President Robert Mushen, “the breakwater

Larry Anderson, shown presiding at the 2011 Little Compton Financial Town Meeting, now begins his fourth term in the position.

He didn’t run, but write-ins elect Anderson Little Compton moderator anyway

LITTLE COMPTON — By write-in votes, Larry Anderson is the newly elected Little Compton Town Moderator. He was sworn in on Thursday in Town Hall. No one chose to file as a candidate for Little Compton town moderator last July when it was time for office-seekers to declare their candidacies, so there was no name

Photos by Rich Dionne
South Shore Beach was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy's storm surge.

FEMA tours South Shore Beach, other hard-hit places

TIVERTON, LITTLE COMPTON — With power restored to all but a few Tiverton and Little Compton households by the end of last week, officials in the two communities turned to damage assessment. It wasn’t pretty. Hurricane Sandy reduced Little Compton’s South Shore Beach to cobble and rocks, and little or no sand. Just last spring,

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