Friday, February 12, 2016
Little Compton

Little Compton

  From Westport winter the audience will be transported to the warm plains of Africa when they step into the Westport High School Auditorium this week. Awaiting them will be Simba, Mufasa, Timon, Scar and the rest of The Lion King cast of characters, all portrayed by youngsters at Westport Elementary School. Students there have been staging musicals for the past seven...

State might be asked to make up any shortfall, Taylor tells Assembly TIVERTON — Legislation pending in the General Assembly "assures Tiverton that a minimum of $3 million annually from gaming revenue will be there for the Town’s fiscal planning purposes.” So said John Taylor, chairman of Twin River Worldwide Holdings in Tuesday testimony to the House Finance Committee. "We think that...

Tuesday, Feb. 2 At 9:25 a.m., a resident entered police headquarters to report receiving a citation in the mail for a Florida toll, and said he'd not been in Florida in over 10 years. The matter was resolved with a call to the Florida toll authority. A caretaker of a property on Ohio Road at 2:44 p.m. reported an attempted breaking...

Tuesday, Feb. 2 At 2:19 p.m., Keith G. Mottas, 40, of 1205 Crandall Road, Tiverton, was charged with assault on a person over 60 years old causing bodily injury, and obtaining money (less than $500) under false pretenses. At 10:04 a.m., a Pocasset Avenue caller said her dog was attacked by a neighbor's German Shepard and may have to be put...

To the editor: If nothing else, this presidential election has provided perfect clarity on just how stupid they think we are in Washington DC. There is no better example than the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. Hillary's been tacking left since Bernie announced his candidacy but the stuff she's saying lately rivals some of Sarah Palin's Greatest Hits. It should...

PORTSMOUTH — Parents need to get more involved and put pressure on their respective school committees to dump Common Core and its related PARCC test, opponents of the assessment program were told at a forum last week. The event at the Portsmouth Free Public Library last Thursday was organized by Jean Lehane, a Portsmouth parent of two students who opted out...

To the editor: Response to Tiverton Town Council member Sousa's letter to the editor (Feb. 4): Joe Sousa made numerous postings on the Don’t Mall Tiverton (DMT) Facebook page in recent days, many of which revealed that he did not understood what Legacy Development reps had said at the recent Town Council meeting. For example, when DMT posted that Legacy had stated...

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Church of the Holy Name in Fall River for Sheila Dunne Feitelberg, who died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at her home in Boston. Faithful, witty and gracious, she approached any situation with great optimism and pragmatism. A mother of six and grandmother of 12, Feitelberg considered family to be...

An anticipated 5-8 inches of snow — more to the south and east today, Monday, has prompted all pubic schools in our coverage area to close. Parking bans are also effect in the usual places through the day.

Did you know that in Rhode Island, it’s illegal to place a windmill within 25 rods of any traveled street or road? It’s a law that’s been around for more than a century and there may very well be a good reason for it, says House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton). But he thinks it’s one...

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