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Letter: Plows pounded state’s new mailboxes

Letter: Plows pounded state’s new mailboxes

To the editor: A few years ago the state repaved Peckham Road. a short portion of Long Highway and Colebrook Road, the route from West Main Road to Adamsville. In the process, all the mailboxes were replaced with new posts and boxes. Snow plowing after the recent storms and previous ones has resulted in damage

Aerial view of Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard, Little Compton.

TV series focuses on vineyards, nurseries here

A vineyard and some nurseries here will among the farms in the spotlight in the television series “Harvesting Rhode Island” that begins Sunday, March 22. Among the episodes are two with a local focus: ● Grape Expectations – Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards, the oldest vineyard in New England, is located in Little Compton, and owned by

2 Bayview Ave., Portsmouth

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following properties in towns around the East Bay have changed hands in recent weeks: Barrington 11 Surrey Road — $675,000 2 Deep Meadow Road — $730,000 6 Knapton St. — $275,000 East Providence 201 Wilson Ave. — $319,900 75 Boyden Blvd. — $228,000 122-124 Walnut St. — $136,000 128 Centre St. — $295,000 239

Patriots cheerleader Janelle Dublin (left) hugs teammate Eve Lowriemore as Athletic Director Steve Trezvant (background) looks on. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth cheerleaders win big in R.I. championship

PORTSMOUTH — Smiling, energetic, athletic and near perfect in synchronization, the Portsmouth High School competitive cheerleading squad took first place in the large division at the Rhode Island State Championship meet on Sunday. After watching the team of 15 girls run through their routine for the judges, head coach Deb Valente called the performance “really

Before audience of about 50, the school committee reorganizes. (from left) Peg Bugara, Lori Craffey, Chairman Tom Allder, Patrick McHugh, and Polly Allen. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

Little Compton school group gets facelift

LITTLE COMPTON — At a special school committee meeting Monday afternoon at 4, before an audience of about 50 people, Chairman Tom Allder set about reorganizing the school committee, its various subcommittees, and the search for a new superintendent. The tone was set early on for the proceedings. “I’m not concerned with precedent, I’m not

Partners Village Store at 685 Main Road, Westport.

Partners Village Store changes hands

Partners Village Store is under the new ownership of Westport resident Lydia Sweetser Gollner.  The popular retail business and café will remain at its current location at 865 Main Road in Westport. “Since 1979, Partners Village Store has been under the caring and capable management of Nancy Crosby and Jan Hall serving Westport and the

Antone DeMello Jr., 80, Little Compton

Antone DeMello Jr., known as “Tony,” of Little Compton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Rhode Island Hospital after a long illness. He was 80 years old and had resided at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol for the past three years. Tony is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sheila (Lewis)