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Tiverton lobster boat, tanker collide off Martha’s Vineyard

TIVERTON — The 70-foot Tiverton-based offshore lobster boat Edna May and the 605-foot tanker Iver Prosperity collided Monday morning about 25 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, the Coast …
Cahill: Flawed system pits cost vs animal cruelty
During his Westport visit last week, Michael Cahill, director of the animal health program at the Mass. Department of Agricultural … Read More
Ennis scores 23 as Tiverton beats Wheeler, 70-65
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State authority to Westport: Inspections the rule everywhere farm animals kept
WESTPORT — The state requires inspection of every property in Westport where traditional farm animals are kept, … Read More
Mystery of the missing trees: Tiverton seeks harborside tree cutting culprit
 The mystery remains over why 25 trees were inexplicably cut down along an embankment off Main Road overlooking Tiverton Basin … Read More
Little Compton Police: Deer hit, surfers served
Tuesday, Jan. 7 A vehicle struck and killed two deer on the east side of West Main Road just north of Sakonnet Vineyards at around … Read More
Tiverton Police: Strange tip; movie inquiry?
Tuesday, Dec. 31 A Gray’s Ice Cream employee reported that a hunter came in at around 5:15 p.m. and left two hunting knives in … Read More
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Albert "Jim" Papineau, 78, Portsmouth Albert "Jim" Papineau, 78, of Portsmouth, passed away on January 17, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on April 25, 1941, in Newport to the late Albert M. Papineau and …
Jessie Wilhelmina Mutty, 86, Portsmouth Jessie Wilhelmina Mutty, 86, of Portsmouth, passed away on January 11, 2020.  She was the widow of Lewis Dow Mutty.  Born in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Jessie (Wood) …
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Tiverton Junior Basketball League buys safety mats for gym TIVERTON — People playing and running in the Tiverton Middle School gym can do so with less fear of slamming into the hard walls, thanks to a gift from the Tiverton Junior Basketball …
Ennis scores 20 points as Tiverton holds off Westport, 50-49, at holiday tournament Tiverton senior guard Ryan Ennis scored 16 second half points to lead the Tigers over Westport 50-49 during Tiverton’s Holiday Tournament on Friday night. The Tigers overcame a 28-18 halftime …
Tiverton gridiron MVPs named Gridiron MVPs Tiverton Tigers Nick Ekstrom (defense) and Matt Gacioch (offense) show the MVP awards they received at the Providence Gridiron Club's Annual MVP Night. Featured were the outstanding offensive and …
Letter: Sunshine for Tiverton Days means no back room games To the editor: At the January 13 Open Forum portion of the Tiverton Town Council meeting, very disturbing statements and actions by the replacement Town Council President Patricia Hilton and …
Editorial: Taxes and the damage done Bravo to Governor Gina Raimondo for aiming to make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to get all of its power from renewable energy. That end-of decade goal might just be achievable and could …
Commentary: On 10th anniversary, congressman calls for end to ‘Citizens United’ Any grade schooler could tell you a dollar bill is not the same thing as a conversation. Or that a big company is not the same thing as a human being.But conservatives on the Supreme Court …
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