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Knitters warm kids' day with hats and mittens

Dozens of children in the Head Start program will be a little warmer this winter, after they were given hand-knit hats and mittens made by a group of local knitters. The students are all enrolled …

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Tigers lose to first place South Kingstown, 1-0 in D-II semifinals
The Tiverton field hockey team lost to South Kingstown, 1-0, in the D-II Semifinals at Curtis Corner Middle School on Tuesday night. … Read More
Tiverton fire spreads from car into house Sunday
TIVERTON — An early afternoon fire destroyed a car and damaged a house at 27 Mount Hope Avenue west of Main Road overlooking … Read More
Lafrance opens TownePlace Suites in Westport
Marriott International’s TownePlace Suites in Westport is now open for business. The new 90-room all-suite hotel is “built for … Read More
State adds 149.5 acres of forest to Tiverton conservation area 
TIVERTON — The state Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces the permanent protection of 149.5 acres of forested land … Read More
Warren DMV branch closing for good
Warren's part time DMV branch at Warren Government Center has been closed since March. Now, it has likely served its last … Read More
Governor: Two week 'pause' begins Nov. 30 — social gatherings stop immediately
With cases continuing to surge and hospitals now reaching 97 percent capacity of their available COVID-19 beds, Gov. Gina Raimondo … Read More
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Obituaries
Leonora Silvia, 89, Tiverton, Leonora (Aguiar) Silvia, 89, formerly of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020.  She was the widow of Antone J. Silvia.  Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late …
Fred Swarz, 83, Portsmouth Fred “Mr. Fix It” Swarz, 83, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away at home on November 18, 2020. He was the husband of Emily (Salvador) Swarz for 62 years. Fred was a general …
Rebecca Bouchard, 36, Tiverton Rebecca "Becky" Bouchard, 36, of Tiverton, passed away on November 17, 2020.  Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Barbara (Champagne) Bouchard and Ronald Bouchard. She was the life …
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Sports
Ramos scores 100th soccer goal for Tiverton TIVERTON — They were crushed when their playoffs were cancelled due to coronavirus, but happier moments for the Tiverton girls soccer team came in the season finale against Providence Country …
Late efforts end to save Tigers’ playoffs TIVERTON — For both the Tiverton boys and girls soccer teams, the playoffs apparently came to an abrupt and most disappointing end this week, although feverish efforts were said to be …
Sans football, RIIL announces playing of most fall sports in 2020 WARWICK — Most fall high school sports, with the notable exception of football, will be played as scheduled in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, following a decision rendered by the Rhode Island …
RIIL delays start of most fall high school sports PROVIDENCE — Cross country and tennis, at the moment, are the only two sports likely to begin nearly on time this fall, according to a 16-page outline provided to high school administrators …
Opinion
Letter: Poll work left me proud to be an American

To the editor: I was a poll worker in Little Compton, thanks to Carol Wordell and Scott Morrison. I was able to be part of our greater democracy. I never felt more proud to be an American and to …

Letter: Property owners have every right to keep trespassers out

To the editor: I have just finished reading Cornelia Colijn's letter published in the November 19 edition. This woman obviously has no concept of private property and is using the buzzwords of …

Letter: Proactive, decisive action need to head off Tiverton overdevelopment

To the editor:     I recently read with great concern the article related to Tiverton’s projected population growth due to the expansion of the rail line and other pending …

Letter: Little Compton signs send mixed inclusivity messages

To the editor: A few months ago my family took an opportunity provided by a friend to leave our urban life and spend 9 months in Little Compton, Rhode Island. As the media has described in vivid …

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