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Little Compton Police: West Main crash injures one

Monday, June 22 Police were called to Warren's Point Beach Club, Atlantic Drive, at 6:23 pm, for a complaint of ongoing harassment to the whole family by a woman at the beach. Tuesday, June …
Tiverton Police Report: Fogland and fireworks keep police busy
Monday, June 15 Someone dumped brush from a pickup truck at a Brayton Road location at 10:30 a.m., a 911 caller reported. An … Read More
Police Chiefs' Association announces ‘Twenty for 2020’ campaign
PROVIDENCE — The 48 police chiefs that comprise the municipal, campus, state and environmental police departments of Rhode … Read More
Several badly hurt in late night Westport River boat crash
WESTPORT — A late night boat crash on the Westport River's East Branch injured several young people, one seriously enough to require … Read More
Only one Republican running for local office in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Hopefuls for public office in Portsmouth and at the statewide level filed papers to declare their candidacy by the 4 … Read More
Little Compton Police Report : Vacation rental scam
Monday, June 15 At 8:02 a.m., police were called to South Shore Road for a barking dog complaint. Police went to Brown Point … Read More
Lost woman found in Westport woods
WESTPORT — A woman lost on the Camara Conservation Area woods was found after an extensive search back on Monday, June 8, Westport … Read More
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Robert Kyle Johnson, formerly of NYC and Westport Robert Kyle Johnson died on June 14, 2020 in Manhattan from complications due to the Coronavirus. Robert (Bob to friends, Bobby to family) was born October 15, 1938 in West Caldwell, New Jersey to …
Richard F. Rogers, 91, Tiverton, formerly of Little Compton Richard Frederick Rogers, 91, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away at his home in Tiverton, surrounded by his loved ones, on Friday, April 24, 2020. Dick was …
Bay View rowers place second in virtual erg National Championships EAST PROVIDENCE — Freshman Lindsey Williams along with sophomore Emma Leary recently teamed to place second in the Under-17 Women’s Division, 2x2,000 meter event of the USRowing Virtual …
Hockey Hall of Fame, Reds Heritage Society announce postponements LINCOLN — The Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame and the Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society have jointly announced the postponements of their annual enshrinement and reunion events for 2020 due …
Annual Save The Bay swim goes virtual PROVIDENCE — Save The Bay’s 44th annual swim fundraiser is going virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The swim traditionally invites competitors to tackle a …
Letter: Odd grasses and busy bird bath as summer begins To the editor: As I stroll through the back 40 in the late afternoons I don’t wonder that so many people are miserable with allergy attacks. I have spotted at least three different …
Letter: Candidates need your signatures to get on the ballot To the editor: It's signature season! From now until July 10, candidates across the state are seeking signatures to get on the ballot. In order to get on a ballot, candidates file a paper with …
Letter: Slavery, mistreatment of natives, have deep roots here To the editor: I found all the letters on your June 11 opinion page to be courageous and thought provoking, and they stirred me to continue my efforts to get justice for our indigenous people …
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