Thursday, February 11, 2016
Little Compton

Little Compton

  So say all those who took a moment to answer the question, “What do you love most about Little Compton.” That question was posed by “ten folks in Little Compton.” “Our purpose?” wrote Jana Porter and Don McNaughton back in early December. “To gather our community in conversation. With change creeping in all around us, we’d like to get a sense of...

A forecast of 4-7 inches of snow has prompted cancellation of schools in Tiverton, Portsmouth and Little Compton today (Friday). Also closed are Bristol-Warren, Barrington and East Providence schools. No announcement yet (6:50 a.m.) for Westport Community Schools.

LITTLE COMPTON — By a unanimous vote (Councilor Gary Mataronas was absent), the Town Council agreed January 21 to pay $2,082.50 in legal fees incurred by school committee member Polly Allen in defending herself from a complaint lodged against her. Ms. Allen's request for reimbursement, that the council approved, said, "The school superintendent and an attorney in the solicitor's...

WESTPORT — It’s not every day you see young girls dancing to a voiceover that references fish fossils, blood cells and losing babies. But that’s what’s happening at Erin Rae’s School of Dance in Westport, where a competitive dance squad is interpreting a somber piece written by Portsmouth author Kelly Kittel and choreographed by Pamela Mateus. “I said to Miss Pam, ‘Can...

To the editor: An open letter to Senators John McCain and Jack Reed … I begin this letter by complementing both of you for your ability to work together for the greater good of our country.  It also heartens me that the two senior members of the Senate Armed Services Committee are veterans. As a decorated war veteran, I am also pleased...

To the editor, From December 8 to 22, posters in ten locations gathered community input to the question, “What do you love most about Little Compton?”  Your response was overwhelming! All 298 comments have been posted at: lccenter.com/newsletter/pdf.pdf There we also include a list of our names – the ten folks here in Little Compton that put together this town-wide effort because we...

Edward A. Watters, 78, of Colebrook Road, Little Compton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at home. He was the husband of Sandra H. (Stocklinski) Watters. They were married for 56 years. Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Irving and Phyllis (Ashton) Watters. Mr. Waters was an engineer for General Electric Base Works Division for...

To the editor: As the State House schemes to take more money out of taxpayers’ pockets with the truck tolls, I'm working on finding people to run against any senator or representative that votes for them. I find it inexcusable and downright stupid when we all know the tolls will be put on cars too. So the extra cost of food...

PORTSMOUTH — If you skated as a member of Portsmouth High School’s very first varsity hockey team 30 years ago, head down to the Portsmouth Abbey rink Friday night, Feb. 5. At its 7:30 p.m. matchup against South Kingstown, the team will recognize any members of the original squad during a celebration of the school hockey program’s 30th anniversary. Some members of...

Edward Davis Jr. passed away peacefully on January 31, 2016, at the age of 85. He was married for 64 years to his beloved wife Wilda (Bazinet) Davis.  Born on Feb.10, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Edward Davis Sr. and Agnes (Leary) Davis. He leaves behind a daughter, Cynthia Nickerson of Tiverton; and a...

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