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Gov. Raimondo: Rhode Island stays on course for Phase II reopening next week

It was a “good-news story” over the holiday weekend, Governor Gina Raimondo said during her daily briefing at 11 am Tuesday, as the vast majority of Rhode Islanders kept to the rules …
Gov. Raimondo previews state’s 'Phase 2’ reopening plans
PROVIDENCE — Explaining “a lot of information will be coming out in next couple of weeks as we start reopening our economy,” … Read More
Governor responds to 17% unemployment rate, questions about new app
As the country prepares to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo reminded people that large … Read More
Tiverton Police Report: Beach goers dispersed; cat in the ceiling
Monday, June 11 James Maria, 29, of 2 Hayden Ave., Tiverton, was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, second … Read More
Raimondo: Churches allowed to re-open May 30, with restrictions
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced during her daily briefing Wednesday afternoon that the state will begin allowing organized … Read More
Portsmouth school board OKs COVID-19 special revenue fund
PORTSMOUTH — The School Committee voted unanimouslyTuesday night to set up a COVID-19 special revenue fund, making a one-time … Read More
Portsmouth High seniors will have a 'drive-in' graduation
PORTSMOUTH — Members of the Class of 2020 will be celebrating their commencement on June 5 drive-in style, Portsmouth High School … Read More
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Obituaries
Lilla White Woodhouse, 80, Little Compton It is with great sadness that the family of Lilla White Woodhouse announce her passing following a courageous fight against cancer at age 80.  Lilla was born in Providence, the daughter of …
William D. White III, 90, Tiverton William “Bill” D. White, III, 90, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2020, in Belmont, Massachusetts. Bill is survived by his sister, Nancy; children, Julie and Bill; his grandchildren, …
Sports
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 …
Little League International cancels 2020 World Series tournaments WILLIAMSPORT, PENN. — Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Little League International announced it “has made the difficult and disappointing decision” to cancel its …
Opinion
Commentary: Underage drinking during COVID-19 EAST BAY — Today we face a national crisis in the form of a deadly pandemic. However, we at the East Bay Regional Coalition remind all there is a hidden link between COVID-19 and other national …
Letter: Donald Trump — The man is a menace To the editor: The man is a menace.  There have been 13 Presidents in my lifetime. Each deserved some respect. Through the years I’ve believed in the two-party system, for we need in a …
Letter: ‘Crush Covid’ app brings real privacy questions ACLU of Rhode Island executive director Steven Brown released this statement after Gov. Gina Raimondo’s announcement and release of the “Crush Covid RI” app: As the Governor has …
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Little Compton Legal Notices – April 16, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on April 16, 2020.
Little Compton Legal Notices – Feb. 27, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Feb. 27 edition of the Sakonnet Times.

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