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Highland Road mostly lives up to its name, but here at the southern end, by The Gut and Sin and Flesh Brook, a mere one-foot  sea level rise would put it under. Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo

Rising seas threaten Highland Road; other Sakonnet roads at risk

Rising seas threaten Highland Road; other Sakonnet roads at risk

Given its name, Tiverton’s Highland Road doesn’t sound like much of a flood risk. But a state group studying the “Vulnerability of Transportation Assets to Sea Level Rise” says otherwise. In fact the Statewide Planing Program lists Highland Road third among all state roads on its Top 10 ‘Most Vulnerable’ list. It’s the only Sakonnet

'Moth man' Mark Mello and his luna glasses.

Talk: Moths right at home on Westport beaches

Westport Land Conservation Trust’s 2015 Wild Winter Talk Series concludes with a Saturday, Feb. 21 presentation by Mark Mello, research director for the Lloyd Center for the Environment. His 11 a.m. presentation, “Barrier Beaches as Habitat for Rare Moths: Westport Barrier Beach System as a Case Study,” will be held at the Westport Library and is


Federal farming grants offered

The RI Department of Environmental Management announces that $150,000 in farm grant funding is available for projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds are from the US Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Specialty crops are defined by this program as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit,


Featured home: Tiverton home offers water views, glowing sunsets

With more than two feet of snow on the ground in much of Southern New England, many are yearning for hot summer days with bright sunshine by the water, and nights with a warm sea breeze to end the day. That could be your reality every day in this waterfront home in Tiverton. Enjoy beautiful

Sebastian Bottone plays The Toccata in E-flat minor by Aram Khachaturian at Portsmouth High School Friday. The freshman will be playing the same piece at Carnegie Hall this Sunday. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth boy, 14, to perform at Carnegie Hall Sunday

PORTSMOUTH — The list of pianists who have played Carnegie Hall is formidable: Vladimir Horowitz, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arthur Rubinstein, Maurizio Pollini, Art Tatum, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk are among the greats who have graced the hallowed hall built in 1891. Come Sunday, you can add 14-year-old Sebastian Bottone of Portsmouth to that list.

2 Bayview Ave., Portsmouth

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in recent weeks around the East Bay: Bristol 28 Monterey Drive — $221,056 51 Fales Road — $138,628 56 Sowams Road — $206,000 18 Lugent Lane — $292,000 275 Hope St. — $350,000 9 Harrison St. — $389,000 45 Congregational St. — $150,000 6 Howe St. #4 — $115,000

Little Compton Little League signup

Little Compton Little League Registration for the 2015 season is open until March 13. Registrations received after March 13t will incur a $15 late fee and those children are not guaranteed to be placed on a team, so it is important to register before the deadline. Register online at the Signup can also be