Saturday, February 13, 2016
Little Compton

Little Compton

James F. Casey (Jimmy), 48, of Tiverton, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, surrounded by family and friends.  He was the husband and best friend of Tracy Lanigan-Casey for 29 years. Born in Tiverton, he was the son of the late James M. Casey and Veronica (Galvin) Casey.  He was a lifelong Tiverton resident. Jimmy was a corrections...

PORTSMOUTH — Twenty-four teams armed with rubber balls, creative names and a will to win took to the hardcourt Friday night to see who would be crowned the winner of the second annual Project Purple Dodgeball Tournament. When the dust settled in the high school gym, one team came out of the contest unscathed: Five Shades of Grey, a student...

To the editor: February is Love the Bus Month. The annual campaign by the American School Bus Council aims to recognize school bus drivers across the country for their dedication to provide safe student transportation every day. At First Student, we want to take this opportunity to thank our drivers and monitors for their commitment to the students in their care....

To the editor: The recent Portsmouth school system professional development day on Jan. 29 that focused on technology was a huge success on many levels. Superintendent Ana C. Riley greeted teachers, administrators, school board members, paraprofessionals and clerical staff members at Portsmouth High School. Assistant Superintendent Thomas Kenworthy, program host, led the event in a professional and warm manner. The keynote speaker,...

Emery H. Pineo, 40, of Little Compton, passed away on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, surrounded by his family, at Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. He was the beloved son of Emery G. Pineo, III and Lindsey (Knight) Pineo of Little Compton. Emery was born in Providence and earned his certificate of attendance at the age of 21 from the...

To the editor: Does it seem as if each new proposal is weaker than the previous one (Carpinoato, casino and now Legacy)? Mr. Hansen, Legacy's consultant, says "public, private partnership. No thanks sir, don't need to help you pay for this misguided project and our tax rate is already high enough. Hansen continues, “We don't have a proposal yet"! Then why are...

To the editor: This past Monday night, the Tiverton Town Council meeting hit a new low in fairness to their residents. Here’s what happened:  The Town Council president allowed an out-of-state developer, Legacy Development (“Legacy”), whose employees neither vote nor pay taxes in the town, to use the agenda to attempt to discredit Don’t Mall Tiverton, a local volunteer group opposed...

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team had a great night beyond the arc Thursday night as it dominated Tolman High School at home, 83-47. The Patriots took 23 three-point attempts and hit 15 of them. The win improved the team’s record to 10-1 in Division II Most of the Patriots’ scoring came in the second hand, when they poured...

Artist, designer, mother and friend Hope F. Hudner died at home in Little Compton on January 14, 2016, following a 13-month battle with glioblastoma multiforme, a form of brain cancer.  Hope is survived by her husband of 40 years, Michael, and her daughter, Bay, who were deeply involved as caregivers and comforters during the past year, and were at her...

Ellen Mae (Gould) Harms, 77, of Turner, Maine, passed away in the comfort of her home, with her daughter by her side on Tuesday Dec 15, 2015.  She fought a brief but rapid battle with CNS Lymphoma.  Ellen was a mother, wife, sister, aunt and friend to many.  Her sweet disposition was enjoyed by all that knew her. Born in...

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