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Chefs get a mouthful in Farm Coast tour

PIX NO CREDIT Farm Sweet and Salty (cover, top) Little Compton’s Sweet and Salty Farm, known for its cheese and yogurt, was a must see on the tour.   Farm sea farms …
Officer Blue gets the job in Tiverton
After a successful first month on the job as Tiverton’s first comfort-therapy dog, three-month-old Blue, an English Labrador … Read More
Police say Tiverton nurse bilked patient out of nearly $30,000
A former Tiverton resident who worked as a private nurse here before moving to Florida has been charged with bilking an elderly … Read More
Tiverton holds off Smithfield in overtime
Tiverton held off Smithfield 7-6 in overtime, during a defensive Division IV home game on Friday night.   Tiverton struck first … Read More
LC Housing Trust plans four new affordable homes
A project that would bring sorely needed affordable housing to Little Compton was unveiled at last week’s town council meeting. … Read More
Little Compton restaurant to be sold at auction
The old RL Flounders restaurant property at 90 Pottersville Road in Little Compton will be sold at public auction next Wednesday, Oct. … Read More
Two sides to the wind farm debate
A Rhode Island citizen activist made a powerful pitch about the dangers of offshore wind projects to a mostly supportive audience in … Read More
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In Portsmouth: A wide berth for just walkers and cyclists

PORTSMOUTH — Plan ahead, as most of you won’t be able to drive a car or truck through Island Park or the Hummocks for a good chunk of time this Saturday, Sept. 9.

Volunteers needed for LC Community Dinner

What’s quickly becoming a treasured Little Compton tradition returns in two weeks, when hundreds of residents from across town gather at the Commons for the fourth annual Community Dinner. …

Little Compton artist settles in at Westport Woods

Little Compton artist Ian Silvia, of Fried Glass Studios, has begun a month-long residency at Westport Woods. Silvia, who works primarily in glass, metal and stone, will be working in Westport …
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Recalls, Withdrawals and Safety Alerts: Hondas, sodas, swings and more

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

Obituaries
Antonetta Ray Antonetta S. (Stanzione) Ray, 95, of Bristol passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, October 1, 2023 surrounded by her family. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Angel
Thomas Army Sr. East Providence|Thomas F. Army died at home in East Providence on September 29th, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born 5/15/1930 in Bridgeport, CT to George and Dorothy Army. The family soon
Lisa Clancy Lisa Jane Clancy, 62, of Cul de Sac Way, Riverside, died peacefully on Sept. 30, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Her funeral will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUN
Sports
DEM stocks 25 state waterways with Brook, Rainbow trout PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is conducting its fall trout stocking at area locations in advance of the Columbus Day holiday weekend. The effort …
Aldens still sailing Little Compton native Mara Lozier Shore grew up working on and sailing the family boat, Elisha , with her dad, Peter Lozier. He had bought the Alden-made Sakonnet when she was six years old.  …
Tigers hopeful despite 21-0 loss to Huskies in injury fund game The Tiverton football is hopeful for a big season despite their 21-0 loss to Division III Mt. Hope in the annual injury fund game at Barrington on Thursday night.   Tigers’ head coach …
Local youngsters make their way into RIGA Junior Am semifinals SEEKONK — Youngsters have taken centerstage this week with the 104th edition of the Rhode Island Junior Amateur, which began with stroke play qualifying rounds in Westerly at Winnapaug Country …
Opinion
Letter: Biased and defamatory reporting on wind issues

Biased and defamatory. These two words describe EcoRI writer Mary Lhowes’ portrayal of Green Oceans President Lisa Quattrocki Knight’s September 19th presentation on wind industry …

Letter: Volunteers pulled off a great community dinner

Volunteerism was the key to a very successful turn-out to the recent Little Community Dinner . Thank you to everyone for their help and for coming to enjoy our fourth annual community dinner …

Op-Ed: A lifeline for those battling substance use disorder

There is a resource available in hundreds of languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that provides immediate help for those experiencing substance use disorder, thoughts of suicide, mental health crises, and emotional distress – the 988 Lifeline.

Letter: Leave those tree snags alone!

As Hurricane Lee passed by this weekend, it left behind a variety of trees that have been uprooted or completely fallen as a result of the wind. Trees are the stalwarts of our New England landscape, …

Letter: Confused seasons along the Back 40

Well, whoever is in charge of the weather is certainly confused. All summer I never turned on my new AC, now that it is autumn I don’t know what I would do without it. Apple growers in …

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