Sunday, February 14, 2016
Little Compton

Little Compton

Confirmation last week of the death of a missing Cranston, RI, man has refueled speculation that a body discovered off Westport last August might be that of 36-year-old Kerry Mello. Rhode Island State Police last week confirmed that Mr. Mello is indeed dead but released no other details. Mr. Mello, the father of three, was last seen by his girlfriend...

To the editor: I am the neighbor referred to in Ms. Kate Levin's article on the winery's 30th birthday. I live on the adjacent farm, my dwelling being approximately 300 yards from the winery tasting room.  We are growing and selling sustainably grown vegetables under the name Ivory Silo Farm. You may have seen our farm-stand on Hix Bridge Road. I...

To the editor: It is more than a falsehood to say that Ed Howe wants to shut down hayrides and other activities as promoted by MDAR. The Westport Winery and Buzzards Bay Brewing (also owned by the Russell family) are both running concert series, not enjoying a glass of wine at the end of the week while musicians "strum a tune."...

To the editor: Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Tracy Anthony and the Clements’ Marketplace family, the Beachcomber Restaurant, the Portsmouth Business Association and the local community, along with our many friends and family members who have come forward in a show of support for our daughter, Mary Tobin. Mary is a recent graduate of Salve Regina...

LITTLE COMPTON — By a 4-1 vote (Councilor Ted Bodington III voting no) Thursday, Jan. 7, the Town Council adopted two new local laws to regulate noise and entertainment, indoors and out. The new ordinances took effect immediately. The noise ordinance imposes volume and time limits on music that can be played or performed in town, and the new entertainment...

TIVERTON — Additional details — that could include public financing — about a proposal to locate a 130-acre outlet shopping center at the Tiverton Industrial Park will be discussed between the Town Council and the developer at a Council meeting Monday, Jan. 25. The meeting is currently set for 7 p.m. in Town Hall, but depending upon the level of...

To the editor: Portsmouth will celebrate Project Purple Week, Jan. 25 to 29, along with many other communities across the country and especially here in Newport County — and you can, too! What is Project Purple? In 2011 Chris Herren, the former NBA basketball professional and now a leading advocate for substance abuse prevention and treatment, was speaking to a high school...

They agree that honeybees are doing badly here and elsewhere, but experts differ on causes and what’s to be done about it. That quickly became clear when Rep. Paul Schmid of Westport convened a hearing into the phenomenon of honey bee colony collapse disorder last year at the State House in Boston. He’s the chairman of the Joint Committee on the...

BRISTOL — Hundreds of families gathered at Roger Williams University in Bristol Saturday to cheer on more than 300 local elementary and middle school students as they tested their robot design and programming skills at the annual First Lego League (FLL) Rhode Island Robotics State Championship event. Forty teams of students ages 9 to 14, from across Rhode Island and Southeastern...

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys won but the girls lost in a dual swim meet against Middletown High Sunday at Roger Williams University. Both teams compete in Division II. The boys scored 55 points to the Islanders’ 39. In the girls’ competition, Middletown trumped the Patriots, 49-45. The teams’ next meet is against East Greenwich High School at 7 p.m. on Friday,...

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