McGaw bill would prevent approval of carbon-polluting power plants

 STATE HOUSE – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Michelle E. McGaw would require the state’s Energy Facility Siting Board to deny applications for power plants that would have adverse …
Meatworks closed briefly after botched slaughter
WESTPORT — An inspector’s witnessing of a cow’s killing gone wrong led to a brief shutdown recently for Meatworks, a … Read More
Little Compton Police: Domestic assault charge, mailboxes hit
Sunday, Feb. 7 Police went to a West Main Road residence at 12:56 pm for a 911 call, nobody on the line. The call was determined to … Read More
Tiverton Police: Several motorists face DUI charges
Friday, Feb. 12 Michael C. Gomes, 41, of Dorchester, Mass., was arrested on three warrants — a Superior Court bench warrant, a … Read More
Speaker Shekarchi: Rhode Islanders need to speak up
Rhode Island Speaker of the House Joseph Shekarchi has a message for Rhode Islanders: If you have something to say, say it. Mr. … Read More
Last call for Lil' Bear
TIVERTON — Transformation to a considerably younger crowd is in the works for a landmark Tiverton watering hole. Portsmouth’s … Read More
Tiverton Police: Search turns up missing man
Monday, Feb. 8 A Lawton Avenue resident called 911 to report threats made at 8:35 am. Police went to Oakland Street at 10:32 am … Read More
Helen M. Turner, 80, formerly of Tiverton

Helen M. Turner, 80, formerly of Tiverton, passed away on February 26, 2021.  She was the widow of Rogers D. Turner.  Born in Ellicott City, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Frank …

Edward “Butch” F. DeMello Sr., 62, formerly of Tiverton

James N. Dunbar, Tiverton

Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame announces Class of 2021 inductees

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame has announced the names of four local greats voted into its Class of 2021, including one with East Providence ties the legendary Rhode Island …

In Portsmouth: 'Love at first spike'

Tigers still in the hunt for first win after bout with Covid quarantine

Ramos scores 100th soccer goal for Tiverton

Late efforts end to save Tigers’ playoffs

Letter: Vaccinate teachers, and make schools safer

To the editor: Rhode Island has committed again and again to in-person classes throughout this pandemic. As a teacher, I know that in-person learning is the best option for students and does not …

Letter: Gun ownership in the U.S. is outrageously high

Letter: Bond Question 5 will support working families

Letter: Bills neither punish criminals nor protect gun owners’ rights

Letter: Republican women showed courage

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