McKee stops short of mandating masks in Rhode Island schools

PROVIDENCE — Governor Dan McKee, following up on updated recommendations made earlier this week by the Centers of Disease Control as the “Delta” variant of the coronavirus has …
Tiverton man faces federal charges in molestation case
A 20-year-old Tiverton man is facing federal charges on allegations that he enticed and transported a 13-year-old girl from … Read More
Seapowet residents mobilize against oyster farms
Members of the Tiverton Town Council on Monday night directed the town solicitor to look over a proposed resolution that, if passed … Read More
The sound of (near) silence — Tim’s Lawn Care goes electric
WESTPORT — Ah, the sweet sounds of summer — birds chirping, children at play and the Friday evening din of the lawn care … Read More
Little Compton Police: Drug arrest, filming vehicles
Tuesday, July 13 At 9:30 am, a wallet found on West Main Road was dropped off at the station. Police stood by to keep the peace … Read More
Tiverton Police:  Many fireworks complaints, hazardous substance
Tuesday, June 29 At 6:59 am, a Lake Road resident called to report that his house had been broken into overnight. Police and … Read More
After 5 decades in journalism, Bruce Burdett's hanging up his notebook
When Bruce Burdett first arrived in Bristol to start his new job at East Bay Newspapers in the mid-’70s, he was just two years out … Read More
Clarkson M. Gifford Jr., 87, Little Compton

Clarkson M. Gifford, Jr., 87, of Little Compton, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021 at home.  He was the husband of Hedwig M. "Wickie" (Faber) Gifford. Born in Dartmouth, he was son of the …

Zelinda R. Bourdeau, 95, of Port Charlotte, Fla.

Tracey Ann Flores Haskins, 55, Tiverton

Jones steals home in tenth as Mt. Hope tops Tiverton, 5-4, in preliminary playoff game

Huskies sophomore, AJ Jones, stole home on a passed ball in the bottom of the tenth inning to give Mt. Hope a, 5-4, victory over Tiverton, in a preliminary playoff game at Guiteras Field on Sunday …

Gallery: EPHS-Tiverton boys' lacrosse

Tiverton tennis beats Cranston West, 5-2

Tiverton softball still in playoff hunt despite riding the roller coaster

Tigers learning lessons as they lose two straight

Letter: The unvaccinated are putting everyone’s safety at risk

Dear unvaccinated friends, you need to understand that every unvaccinated human body is a sanctuary for the coronavirus. It’s a safe place where the virus can rest, grow, multiply, and …

Letter: The Eagle has landed

Editorial: Bruce Burdett, ’A pro’s pro’

Editorial: Sight unseen, his pen was most powerful

Sunflower seed heist and colorful visitors

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