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Sakonnet swimmer shines at YMCA nationals

Sakonnet swimmer shines at YMCA nationals

LITTLE COMPTON — 16-year old Little Compton swimmer Vincent Downs-Honey, the state’s lone representatives at the 2015 YMCA National Championships in Indianapolis, returned from the Aug. 3-7 meet with a brace of personal best performances. The Portsmouth High School junior swims for the Newport Wahoos swim team and was accompanied to the meet by Wahoos

Drifting tugs corralled on Mount Hope Bay

MOUNT HOPE BAY — The Coast Guard and local agencies responded late Tuesday to two tugboats  adrift on Mount Hope Bay near Fall River. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole were notified by a good samaritan at 9:07 p.m. that the tugs Puma and David McAllister were unmanned and adrift in Mount Hope Bay, less

Charles R. Crites Sr., 82, Tiverton

Charles R. Crites Sr., 82, of Tiverton, passed away on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Elmhurst Extended Care in Providence. He was the husband of the late Mary L. (Helger) Crites. Born in Reedy, WV, son of the late Edgar and Hazel (McCoy) Crites, he was a longtime resident of Tiverton. A veteran of the

Louis A. Almeida Jr., 66

Louis A. Almeida Jr., 66, died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at the Rhode Island Veterans Home. Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late Louis A. Almeida, Sr. and Louise (Rego) Almeida. Mr. Almeida worked as an electrician with Multi-State Electric and proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the USS

Hazel E. Carr, 90, Tiverton

Hazel E. (Manchester) Carr, 90, of Tiverton, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Holder E. and Iona (White) Manchester. She was a member of the Bliss Four Corners Congregational Church, Tiverton where she was the organist since 1950 and also the

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Girls invited to sign up for Tiverton Youth Soccer

Tiverton Youth Soccer is seeking female soccer players for their Under 14 Girls Competitive travel team. Fall 2015, indoor and Spring 2016 sessions are planned with practices beginning soon. Eligible players will have a birth date on or after August 1, 2001. Interested players or parents should contact coach Mike Janick via email at [email protected]

Helger’s helps out after water tank heist

Helger’s helps out after water tank heist WEST PORT — Thieves have hit the Westport Land Conservation Trust for the second time in two summers. This time someone made off with a water tank used to irrigate the newly planted fruit trees at the Mill Pond Conservation Area on Reed Road. There was a happy