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WESTPORT — An early Sunday morning two-vehicle crash at the corner of Tickle Road and Route 177 has taken the life of a Somerset motorcycle rider. The Westport driver of the pickup truck was … more
To the editor: At last Roundup is getting attention. As you probably know it now belongs to Bayer and massive suits have been brought against Bayer because of the cancers it has caused. Bayer … more
PROVIDENCE — Lane changes to the state’s main traffic artery may affect motorists driving to and from the East Bay and Southeastern Massachusetts. The Rhode Island Department of … more
David B. Frost, of Fall River, died May 11, 2019, in Fallbrook, California. He was 73 and suffered a heart attack, passing away at home. He was born January 6, 1946 to David Frost and Ella "Dot" … more
TIVERTON — The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Grinnell’s Beach in Tiverton for swimming because of high bacteria levels.. RIDOH will continue to monitor and … more
Westport selectmen approved entertainment and wine and beer licenses for four summertime evening events at Weatherlow Farm on Sodom Road, but not without some back and forth at last week’s … more
To the editor: Congratulations Westport for voting at Town Meeting to purchase 30 acres of land currently known as the Westport Camping Grounds. My family and I are pleased that this land will … more
PORTSMOUTH — “It’s a class battle,” as Margie Brennan puts it. Ms. Brennan, a member of the nonprofit Kate Grana Music and Arts Association (KGMAA), which is leading … more
PORTSMOUTH — On Feb. 6, 2018, Nathan Bruno told his father he planned on skipping gym class at Portsmouth High School the next day. more
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