House Hunt: Open houses scheduled in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 17 Stone Tower Lane — Sunday, July 30, 12-2 p.m. Contemporary, 4, 3.5, $1,350,000. Mott & Chace …
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West Place Animal Sanctuary open for tours Aug. 5

TIVERTON — West Place Animal Sanctuary is a home of last resort for an array of creatures including unwanted or injured farm animals, wild geese, ducks and other birds and animals. Some of the …

Westport residents come out to reflect on animal abuse

Westport and area residents came out to reflect on and stop animal abuse, one year after 1400 animals were found living in brutal conditions on the Medeiros tenant farm in Westport. Five speakers …

Unruly resident, Salary controversy, Historic preservation, and More: East Bay top stories

Take a look at some of the top stories from around the East Bay this week. Click the headlines for a look at the full story. Police remove man from Warren Town Council meeting Police removed a …

Featured home: Space, luxury, lots of outdoor options in Portsmouth

At the end of Glen Road in Portsmouth is a lovely home in an established neighborhood on the Sakonnet River bordering "The Glen." The owner has meticulously refurbished and maintained this bright …

Courts: Stone House must cease weddings, events

LITTLE COMPTON — A series of court actions between Wednesday and Friday last week have slammed a lid on loud and heavily-trafficked activities and weddings at the Stone House. A Superior Court order states that the Stone House is precluded "from conducting weddings, receptions, or other special events for the foreseeable future, including the ones scheduled for this weekend."

Forty years later, who killed Lyla Poitras?

TIVERTON — Forty years have now passed since Lyla J. Poitras vanished from her Tiverton house sometime late on June 27, 1977. Just over two weeks later, crews cutting grass along William …
Obituaries
Nora K. Jerome, 85, Westport

Nora K. (Treacy) Jerome, 85, of Westport died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at St. Anne's Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Francis E. Jerome. Born in Trinidad, West Indies, daughter of the late …

John McFarland Bergland III, MD, 85, Westport

Judith Beiser Sands, Westport

Alvin W. Tripp, 92, Westport

John C. (Junior) Silvia, 78, Westport

Richard H. Wordell, 89, Westport

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Walton H. Earle, 82, of Westport

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Sports
City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

East Providence was the hub of golf, locally and regionally, over the last few weeks as a player with local ties captured the state’s top amateur prize while another took home the title as one …

Westport's baseball playoff run ends at Mashpee

Westport's six-run fourth provides playoff opening win

Bourne ousts Westport girls tennis from playoffs

Westport girls tennis team drives toward playoffs

Things to Do
A glossy, sticky teriyaki fish made on top of the stove

I’ve spent the last month using and seeking out recipes that don’t require the use of the oven. I’m not a huge griller, so the top of the stove is my preference when the …

Little Compton summer fair offers something for everyone

Westport Fair: Let the fun and foolishness begin

'Red Book' is free online and will ease research in U.S. states and counties

Buzzards Bay Swim cancelled due to storms

Opinion
Letter: “Insanity” needs to get its story straight

To the Editor: It is unfortunate that “Stop the Insanity” Westport was unhappy with my July 13th letter. Apparently, they failed to understand the lead point and the larger issue. To dismiss the small things that they focused on: first, had they read and understood thoroughly, they’d have been clear that I never alleged that town funding went to this exercise. I only said it was not worth officials’ time. 

Letter: Spotlighting animal cruelty hardly an absurd over-reaction

Letter: ‘Nope, I own a farm!’ — a sad response to cruelty

Letter: Animal atrocities — despite the outrage, little has changed

Letter: Kilmartin continues tradition of AG obfuscation

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