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Senate Judiciary approves nomination of Matos for lieutenant governor

PROVIDENCE — The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne (D-Dist. 32, Barrington, Bristol, East Providence), unanimously approved Gov. Daniel McKee’s appointment of …

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Little Compton Police: Numerous accidental 911 calls
Monday, March 29 A resident called at 2:53 pm to report that a family member had received a Medicare scam phone call. At 4:14 … Read More
Speeders make beach road scary, second grader tells Little Compton council
LITTLE COMPTON — The Little Compton Town Council took heed of a second grader’s appeal to do something about beach-bound speeders, … Read More
Tiverton Police:  One hurt when vehicle hits pole
Friday, March 12 An officer was called to the Bulgarmarsh Road recreation area for a dog locked in a red truck. One truck hit … Read More
Little Compton Police: DUI, second offense, charged
Wednesday, March 24 A New Bedford driver was cited for driving with a suspended license, first offense, after a 12:24 pm traffic … Read More
Portsmouth Police arrest man following road rage incident
A 70-year-old Portsmouth man was arrested in the parking lot of Hathaway School on Tallman Avenue Monday afternoon, March 29, after … Read More
Portsmouth comes back against Pilgrim, trounces Tolman
PORTSMOUTH — Last week the Portsmouth High girls’ varsity volleyball team won one the hard way, then another the easy way. On … Read More
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Obituaries
Frank G. Miranda, 83, Little Compton Frank G. Miranda, 83, of Little Compton, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Linda (Wetherell) Miranda.  He was born in Fall …
Lawre Richmond Goodnow, Little Compton Lawre Richmond Goodnow (1962-2021) lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on March 27, 2021. She passed away peacefully at home in Little Compton surrounded by her family.  She leaves behind …
Joseph S. Rego Jr., 86, Little Compton Joseph S. Rego Jr., 86, of Little Compton, peacefully passed away at home on Sunday, March 28, 2021, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Shirley (Marion) Rego. Mr. Rego was born in …
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Sports
Three Portsmouth High seniors commit to play college soccer PORTSMOUTH — Three members of Portsmouth High’s girls’ varsity soccer team are taking their athletic abilities to the next level. During a college signing ceremony on …
Football is back: Portsmouth overwhelms Westerly, 24-7 PORTSMOUTH — Members of the Westerly High School football team had to have known it was going to be a long night when they received the opening kickoff Wednesday night — then found …
Victory is twice as nice for Portsmouth Patriots PORTSMOUTH — The Patriots knew patience was the key to their second straight Rhode Island Division II boys’ basketball championship. 
Portsmouth High’s Fahrney, Kluth win state track titles PORTSMOUTH — Two members of the Portsmouth High School boys’ indoor track and field team can finally say they’re the best in the state.
Opinion
Letter: Discussion on virus is overlooking the public interest

To the editor: John Adams was one of the foremost of the American patriots wanting to break from England. However, to his great credit, when the British soldiers in the “Boston …

Letter: Keep selling guns, just don’t sell the bullets

As well illustrated by Senior Chief Salesi’s letter of last week (“The 11th Commandment?”), neither the Church or the Constitution conveys a “God given right” to bear …

Letter: Legalizing pot would minimize efforts of many

To the editor: We have so many people in this community that work tirelessly to teach our youth about the harmful effects of drugs. They include teachers, guidance counselors, police officers, …

Letter: Marijuana legalization is 'legislative malpractice'

To the editor: Legalizing recreational marijuana (RM) is now on the plate of our governor and legislature. The projection is that in as little as a year RM will be in our state, and in a …

Letter: 400 years later, Pokanokets stand for recognition

To the editor: Thursday, April 1 is the 400th anniversary of the signing of a treaty between the Pokanoket Massasoit Ousamequin and Plymouth Colony Governor John Carver. Their initial meeting …

Letter: The Big Steal is nothing more than the Big Lie

To the editor: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you do know that just ain’t so.”  The above quote has been ascribed to …

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