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The union that represents Tiverton’s firefighters is suing the town, claiming it violated Rhode Island law in calculating overtime pay for its members. Tiverton Firefighters Local 1703, the … more
Over 15 residents spoke in opposition to a proposed four-story, 17-unit affordable housing development that would be located at 119 Water St. and would require nine zoning variances. more
This week begins a new, semi-weekly series in the Westport Shorelines, "Profiles in Farming." Deanna Levanti, a member of the Westport Agricultural Commission, will talk with Westport-area farmers … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The city through its newly-hired private sector appraiser will begin the Statistical Revaluation Project of properties throughout East Providence, a process delayed a year … more
Barrington Police received a 911 call on Monday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. for a possible house break on Cherry Lane. Officers responded to the scene and discovered that a front window at the home had … more
Freshman phenom Jessica Deal took first place as the Mt. Hope cross country team swept Tiverton and St. Mary Academy on Monday to finish with an 8-3 record, the best record in the team’s … more
In May, Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Lanphear ruled that the Barrington School Committee violated the state’s Open Meetings Act by failing to provide sufficient notice before … more
The Portsmouth Patriots boys’ soccer squad overwhelmed visiting Mt. Hope in a league game last Wednesday, Sept. 28, shutting out the Huskies by a score of 5-0. more
The Portsmouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction ceremony this Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with a cash … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 28-year-old man faces drug charges after being arrested Saturday following a motor vehicle crash. On Oct. 1 at about 1:15 a.m., officers responded to the area of Boyd’s … more
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