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Little Compton won't fly Pride flag

In a split vote, the Little Compton Town Council last Thursday declined a local organization’s request to display the Pride flag at the town hall building during a community Pride celebration …
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Letters: Internal combustion engines aren’t the problem

To the editor: If Mr. Voutes (“Blown away by gas-powered lawn equipment” letter, May 19) seeks solitude and improved health by the elimination of internal combustion engines (ICE) he's …

Op-ed: How will children grade us?

End nuclear weapons, or they may end us

Dear Republicans, I'll try to use better rhetoric

Thank you for addressing shoreline access issues

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Helen H. Waite, 94, Tiverton Helen H. (Hastie) Waite, 94, of Tiverton, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at The Dawn Hill Home for Rehab and Healthcare. She was the wife of the late Arnold W. Waite, with whom she shared 72 …
Alice Wilkie, 54, Little Compton Alice (Costa) Wilkie, 54, of Little Compton, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Rhode Island Hospital, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was the wife of the late Michael J. …
John Paul Farnworth, 87, Tiverton John Paul Farnworth, 87, of Tiverton, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022. He was the husband of Judith “Judie” (Hipson) Farnworth. They shared 63 years of marriage.  Prior to his …

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