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Tiverton police: Several drug arrests this week

Monday, Sept. 13 A Stafford Road business owner asked for a no trespass order. A Warren Avenue resident reported being scammed by a moving company. A caller told police that kids were …

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Tiverton police logs: Labor Day weekend brings a handful of DUI arrests
Monday, August 30 A Canonicus Street resident reported ongoing harassment issues with a neighbor. A Clement Street woman … Read More
Westport commission ramps up handicap shore access
Beach access has always been a hoped for, but often unattainable goal for people confined to wheelchairs and others with physical … Read More
Tiverton police logs: Firearm reported stolen out of car
Monday, August 23 Police got a call about a restraining order violation on Ledoux Lane, but later noted that no violation had … Read More
Gallery: Rhode Island Folk Festival
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Folk Festival returned to Rose Larisa Park in city on Sunday, Aug. 29, coming back to its latest … Read More
DUIs up dramatically this year in Tiverton
It's been a busy year for Tiverton police officers, who through Sept. 1 have made 95 DUI arrests since the beginning of the year. If … Read More
Tiverton takes closer look at short term rental plan
The Tiverton Town Council will take a closer look at a proposed ordinance that would regulate short term rentals in town, before … Read More
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Waclawa Olczykowska, 88, Tiverton Waclawa (Warda) Olczykowska, “Vatcha”, age 88, of Tiverton, quietly passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the home she shared with her daughter, Joanna Krystman and son-in-law, …
Faith Ellen Peckham, 83, Tiverton Faith Ellen Peckham, 83, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, died peacefully in her sleep on September 16, 2021. She was born in Fall River, Massachusetts to the late John and Mabel (Little) Mercer and was …
Marjorie G. Chace, 69, Tiverton Marjorie G. (Findlay) Chace, age 69, of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, November 24th.  Born in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Hugh M. Findlay and Mary S. …
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Photo Gallery: Huskies trounce Tigers, 29-8, in injury fund game Mt. Hope senior quarterback Aidan Ramaglia led the Division II, Mt. Hope football team, over Division IV, Tiverton, 29-8, in an injury fund game in Tiverton on Friday evening.  Ramaglia …
Jones steals home in tenth as Mt. Hope tops Tiverton, 5-4, in preliminary playoff game Huskies sophomore, AJ Jones, stole home on a passed ball in the bottom of the tenth inning to give Mt. Hope a, 5-4, victory over Tiverton, in a preliminary playoff game at Guiteras Field on Sunday …
Gallery: EPHS-Tiverton boys' lacrosse EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ lacrosse team dropped its latest  game in the Division IV ranks after the Townies lost to visiting Tiverton, 11-2, Monday, …
Tiverton tennis beats Cranston West, 5-2 The Tiverton tennis team beat Cranston West, 5-2, during a Division II home match on Monday afternoon. The win boosts the Tigers record to 4-2, and gives the team a chance to make the playoffs. The …
Letter: Editorial on mask wearing for children had it right

I usually read East Bay Newspapers’ editorials. Sometimes I agree; sometimes I don’t. But I have never found myself so totally pleased or displeased with an editorial position …

Letter: Mighty doctors rightly admonished us simpletons

While open dialogue about COVID is censored and punished across major social media platforms, and the free exchange of information is policed by fact-checking apparatchiks and filtered by an openly …

Oyster farmers' numbers don't add up

To the editor: In response to the August 12th Bowen article.  The  applicants for the proposed oyster farm in a highly public used area in the  Sakonnet River have made some …

It was nice to hear oyster farmers' point of view

To the editor: I was delighted by the interview, “Bowens speak on Seapowet oyster plan” (Sakonnet Times, Aug 12).  It allowed these honest and wonderful individuals who have …

The fact is, oyster farming is wrong for Seapowet

To the editor: Despite continued claims by the Bowens that Seapowet abutters and neighbors are running a misinformation campaign, the facts show otherwise. They are missing the main point: that …

Letter: Safety vs. freedom, what is the right balance?

To the editor: Recently, the Barrington Times dared to share its view on masks, which in turn generated several passionate responses. One reply stated how she was “Shocked and …

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