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Two face multiple gun and drug charges following Tiverton car stop

Two Massachusetts residents are being held without bail after officers found a large quantity of suspected fentanyl and crack cocaine, as well as a gun and other weapons, during a traffic stop on …
No more weddings at Tiverton's Meeting House
After recently notifying 10 couples that weddings they had scheduled this spring and summer at the Meeting House at Tiverton Four … Read More
Portsmouth: Man charged with carrying weapon while intoxicated
PORTSMOUTH — A 26-year-old Providence man was arrested early Tuesday morning, May 10, after officers found a loaded firearm in his … Read More
Walker's, a Little Compton institution, closes its doors
LITTLE COMPTON — An institution known well beyond the bounds of this seaside farming community is closing its doors. Walker's … Read More
Tiverton police logs: Man charged with drag racing, eluding police
Monday, April 25 Police were called to Mathew Road just before 11 a.m. to keep the peace. A resident from Highland Road reported … Read More
Offshore wind farm proposes cable connection through Sakonnet River, Mt. Hope Bay
The project developer contends it will generate enough clean energy to power 800,000 homes, and will plug into the grid that serves … Read More
Tiverton gun shop wins extended hours
The Tiverton Town Council recently approved a request from the owners of a local gun store and indoor shooting range to expand their … Read More
Sandywoods resumes live music every other Sunday
After a two-year hiatus, anyone with a guitar, a song and a dream can play at Sandywoods in Tiverton this Sunday, as the arts center … Read More
Tiverton police logs: Several drug-related arrests this week
Taken from the Tiverton Police Department's dispatch logs during the week of Sunday, April 17. Read More
Tiverton unified basketball program wins national honor
If true group athleticism involves perseverance, hard work, confidence, friendship and trust, Tiverton High School has it in spades. … Read More
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Obituaries
John Farnworth John Paul Farnworth, 87, of Tiverton, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022. He was the husband of Judith "Judie" (Hipson) Farnworth. They shared 63 years of marriage. Prior to his retirement, John was emp
Harriett Gallucci Harriett Gallucci, 85, of Warren, RI, passed away, Saturday, May 14, 2022, at home. She was the wife of Louis Gallucci. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Charles and H
Elizabeth Goggin Goggin, Elizabeth "Betty", 74, of Terrace Drive, Barrington, passed peacefully and surrounded by family on May 9, 2022. She leaves her sister, Virginia McGinn (Peter) of Warwick, her brother Thomas Go
Stephen Patten Stephen W. Patten, 61, died peacefully on May 9, 2022, in Westport, MA, from brain cancer (glioblastoma), surrounded by family members. Steve was the son and firstborn of Clyde G. Patten (deceased)
Richard Huling Mr. Richard A. "Rich" Huling 89 of Keystone Heights passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, May 10, 2022. He was born June 5, 1932, in Providence, Rhode Island to George and Bernice (Dickerson)...
Sports
DEM restocks freshwater areas around the state with more trout PROVIDENCE – East Bay area ponds are among those the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced are receiving a second round of spring stocking through May 2. Over 40 plus, …
Tiverton edges Portsmouth in softball, 7-6 (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots’ softball team dropped a close one to Tiverton on Thursday at home, 7-6. Mary Rainey, a PHS freshman, earned the player-of-the-game …
Adamsville's Cory named sports administrator of the year Little Compton resident Keith Cory, an educator and long-time athletic administrator, has been named Athletic Director of the Year by the Rhode Island Interscholastic Athletic Administrator …
Pitching depth and offense could carry Tigers in Bob Murray’s last season as coach The Westport and Tiverton baseball teams met for their first ever scrimmage game behind the former Westport High School on a cold and raw Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers won the seven inning game …
Opinion
Letter: Opposed to taxpayer funding for abortion on demand

I am writing in strong opposition to taxpayer funding for abortion on demand in Rhode Island.  There is a bill in the state legislature (S2549 and H7442) which will allocate your tax dollars …

Letter: Seasons Corner Market is wrong for Tiverton

To the editor: On the Tiverton Planning Board agenda for Tuesday, May 17 is the Seasons Corner Market, a 24-hour gas station/convenience store with a drive-up coffee shop window planned for the …

Letter: Patience! Spring, and life, is returning

To the editor: It was such a long wet winter that the fields couldn’t be mowed until a few weeks ago. This did not please my beautiful pheasant and he fled next door where there was a nice …

Will Newman's letters say nothing of substance

To the editor: Why does Westport Shorelines continue to publish the lengthy and sometimes incomprehensible rants from Will Newman? His May 5 opinion piece is just another example. He uses lots of …

Tiverton Town Council needs to intervene in town administrator power grab

To the editor: The Tiverton Town Council needs to step up to the plate on this one and rein in the town administrator in his current attempts to control the planning board and its decision-making. …

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