Big changes in Sakonnet council, school committee races

Seven candidates will compete for seven seats on the Tiverton Town Council in this November's general election. And while most current council members hope to be re-elected, two have decided to bow …
Edwards faces Republican challenger in Tiverton District 70 race
With election day still four months off, two candidates running for the House of Representatives District 70 seat in Tiverton wasted … Read More
Sakonnet aquaculture bill dead for now as General Assembly adjourns
Legislation that would have restricted aquaculture operations along the Sakonnet River remained stalled in the House of … Read More
State leaders talk slushies, mimosas, taxes and regulations
Rhode Island’s (now) Commerce Secretary and Lieutenant Governor meet with business leaders in Warren. Read More
Little Compton protest targets Roe vs. Wade ruling
One woman spoke of her decision to have an abortion and how it enabled her to escape an abusive marriage. Another talked of an ectopic … Read More
Little Compton students say good-bye to Wilbur & McMahon
Twenty-three eighth graders at the Wilbur & McMahon Schools said goodbye to their hometown school Thursday, when they graduated in … Read More
Tiverton talks solar, imposes Fogland parking fines
Notes and points from the Tiverton Town Council's most recent meeting, held last Monday: Solar energy A council-appointed group … Read More
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Sports
Photos: Illusion wins St. David’s Lighthouse division in Newport Bermuda Race Illusion won the largest division in the race, St. David’s Lighthouse Division with 108 boats. Illusion, a Cal 40 owned by Sally and Stan Honey of Palo Alto, California, is the fourth Cal …
Gallery: 2022 East Division golf playoff match PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School was the far-and-away winner of the East Division golf playoff match held over its home layout of Green Valley Country Club Monday afternoon, May 23, as the …
Opinion
Letter: Why should locals lose access to South Shore Beach?

South Shore beach is a breathtaking natural resource in Little Compton. For generations it was known as the "Town Beach" enjoyed mainly by residents with some visitors. However, in the recent past …

Letter: Bowens have a point on NIMBYism, but not that one

Letter: Come to Tiverton Monday to honor holiday's true meaning

Letter: Thanks to Cortvriend, Seveney for PFAS ban

ACLU: With Roe overturned, what comes next for abortion rights?

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