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Tiverton's Mariah Ramos is RI Student Athlete of the Year

TIVERTON — The Rhode Island Interscholastic League announced today that Tiverton High School senior Mariah Ramos is the 2020—21 recipient of the RIIL Student-Athlete of the Year Award …

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Tiverton falls to Woonsocket 3-1 in semis
The Tiverton girls volleyball team performed their last team cheer after losing to Woonsocket, 3-1 (25-16, 24-26, 25-22, 25-16), in … Read More
Little Compton Police: Cars towed for suspended licenses
Monday, April 26 Police received a report of vandalism at the Warrens Point Beach Club at 6:39 pm. Tuesday, April 27 After an … Read More
Tiverton Police: Disseminating indecent material charged
Monday, April 12 A Windwood Drive resident called to report being scammed out of several thousand dollars. Caitlin M. Lancia, … Read More
East Bay vaccination pod now accepts walk-in clients
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Health last week announced the East Bay COVID-19 vaccination pod located in city at … Read More
Urban buyers have been moving out to the 'country'
It’s been just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, shaking up lives around the globe. One phenomenon now becoming a … Read More
Sakonnet area police chiefs comment after Derek Chauvin verdict
SAKONNET AREA — We asked the Little Compton and Tiverton police chiefs for their thoughts after last week’s guilty verdicts … Read More
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Obituaries
Stanley J. Wilusz, 94, Tiverton Stanley J. Wilusz, 94, of Tiverton, passed away on May 14,  2021. He was the loving husband of the late Helen (Golen) Wilusz to whom he was married for 63 years. Born in Holyoke, Mass., he …
Eleanor B. Bixby, 84, Tiverton Eleanor Beatrice (King) Bixby, 84, of Tiverton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 6, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Richard W. Bixby for 61 years. Born in Fall …
Mildred Destremps, 78, Tiverton Mildred “Millie” (DeCosta) Destremps, 78, of  Tiverton, wife of Ronald Destremps, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021. She was the parish secretary for St. Christopher’s and …
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Sports
Tiverton seniors play big on senior night The Tiverton girls volleyball team skunked Davies, 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-4) during a Division IV home match on Tuesday night. The Tigers are currently in third place with a 6-2 record. Junior middle …
Tigers roll with wins over Shea, Times 2 Academy The Tiverton girls volleyball won back-to-back home games, crushing Shea, 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-9) on Tuesday and outlasting Times 2 Academy 3-2 (25-16, 15-25, 13-25, 25-15, 15-13) on Friday. The …
Miranda smashes 10 aces as Tigers trounce Paul Cuffee, 3-0 Olivia Miranda recorded 10 aces and 6 kills, as the Tiverton girls volleyball team trounced Paul Cuffee School, 3-0 (25-7, 25-3, 25-13), during a home match on Tuesday night. The win boosts the …
Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame announces Class of 2021 inductees PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame has announced the names of four local greats voted into its Class of 2021, including one with East Providence ties the legendary Rhode Island …
Opinion
Letter: Taxing the rich — Don’t kill the golden goose

To the editor: I have recently received yet another mailer extolling the virtues of the latest move within the Legislature to tax the wealthy. I see this more as a revenge tax rather than a …

Letter: Is this truly a good place for a 150-foot Westport cell tower?

To the editor: The entire length of Drift Road is a Massachusetts Heritage Landcape of seven miles listed on Mass.gov.   Is a cell tower complete with chain link fence/concertina wire and …

Letter: Day of Prayer tradition carries special meaning in pandemic

To the editor: The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. This year marks the 70th anniversary …

Letter: TCI: Low cost, high benefit ways to target vehicle emissions

To the editor: I write concerning the letter you published on April 15 entitled ‘Transportation and Climate Initiative will hike fuel costs,’ from Larry Fitzmorris. Mr. Fitzmorris …

Letter: Tiverton residents, take a stand to save our schools

To the editor: To the people of Tiverton; please save our future. Please save your children’s future, your grandchildren’s future, all of our futures. In 2020, Tiverton Schools had to …

Letter: Don’t blame waterfowl for Nanaquacket water quality woes

To the editor: Ever since a sign appeared on the shore of the Nanaquaket Pond inlet prohibiting the feeding of waterfowl, I have contemplated writing a letter in defense of the people who derive …

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