These schools opened — and stayed opened

When The Pennfield School in Portsmouth recently held an assembly on their front lawn celebrating the 50th anniversary of the start of classes, students and staff, all masked and spread out, were …
Foiled! Tiverton fund-raiser brings in $1,500 for alzheimer's research
If you happened to look out to the Sakonnet River between Fogland and Sakonnet Point last Wednesday, and spotted a strange-looking … Read More
Little Compton resident eyes Senate District 12 seat
She won't even need to file her candidacy papers until the end of next June. But Senate District 12 candidate Jenna Magnuski is … Read More
East Providence State Senator Mendes announces lt. governor bid
PROVIDENCE — First-term State Senator from the city, Cynthia Mendes, announced in a statement issued Wednesday morning, Sept. 22, … Read More
Tiverton Planning Board begins solar farm review
The Tiverton Planning Board has begun its review of an ordinance regulating solar farms here, following the Tiverton Town Council's … Read More
Tiverton police: Several drug arrests this week
Monday, Sept. 13 A Stafford Road business owner asked for a no trespass order. A Warren Avenue resident reported being scammed … Read More
Tiverton's Pacheco places second in her first high school cross country meet
On the stat sheet, the Tiverton High School girls cross country teams lost a dual meet to Mt. Hope and Bay View Academy in Bristol on … Read More
Ruth Manchester, Tiverton

Ruth Hathaway Manchester, lifelong resident of Tiverton, Rhode Island passed away peacefully at “Marshwinds”, the home her father built for a growing family, on June 26th, 2020. She was …

Waclawa Olczykowska, 88, Tiverton

Faith Ellen Peckham, 83, Tiverton

Letter: The retirement generation deserves better than this

There is one group of Americans we have not heard much from or much about during the past year and a half. That group comprises seniors who are not in nursing homes, who are healthy and productive, …

Letter: Why is Tiverton Town Council trying to ram through solar ordinance?

Editorial: The virus masks the best education possible

Letter: Editorial on mask wearing for children had it right

Letter: Mighty doctors rightly admonished us simpletons

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