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Little Compton Historical Society needs help digging

Since June, Little Compton Historical Society workers have uncovered more than 1,000 artifacts from a 180-square foot construction trench at the Wilbor House, the society's headquarters on …
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Opinion
Letter: Judges, bought and sold, threaten our foundation

Judges come in three “flavors,” coerced, independent, or toddy. In places like The Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, judges seem fully coerced. Their processes are opaque; the …

Letter: Mayflower wind: Writer's challenges were NIMBYism

Commentary: Bad behavior by coaches, parents and fans must stop

Letter: More information on Mayflower Wind plans, please

Letter: Where are the Little Compton police?

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Obituaries
Helen M. Whipple, 90, Tiverton Helen M. (Phillips) Whipple, 90, of Tiverton, formerly of Westport, passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, at St. Anne's Hospital. She was the wife of the late William D. Whipple. Mrs. Whipple was …
Steven Steuart Walker, 82, Little Compton Steven Steuart Walker passed away Aug. 12, 2022. Born in New York City on Feb. 11, 1940, he was the last remaining child of Joe and Sue Walker’s seven children. His twin, Tony, predeceased him. …
Betty E. (Rose) Jerome, 91, Tiverton Betty E. (Rose) Jerome, 91, of Tiverton, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, at St. Anne's Hospital. She was wife of the late Edward S. Jerome. Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Winfred …

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