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Revolution Wind farm plan moves ahead

Even as the Mayflower Wind project faces concern here over the routing of its electric cables up the Sakonnet River, a second project that could have a greater visual impact on the coast from …
Gallery: Portsmouth, Tiverton cross country teams
TIVERTON — Teams from LaSalle Academy were the winners of both the boys’ and girls’ Metropolitan Division cross country meet … Read More
Little Compton Town Hall gets $907,000 makeover
Creaky stairs and chipping paint will soon be a thing of the past at Little Compton’s historic Town Hall, with renovations on … Read More
Little Compton Historical Society needs help digging
Since June, Little Compton Historical Society workers have uncovered more than 1,000 artifacts from a 180-square foot … Read More
Little Compton's 'seashore guardian' has been at it for half a century
Armed with a picker and bucket, Anthony “Tony” Silvia Jr., 66, has spent a majority of his life patrolling the beaches at … Read More
Portsmouth man charged with breaking into vehicles
PORTSMOUTH — A 34-year-old Portsmouth was arrested Sept. 21 after being tied to several car breaks in the local area, according to … Read More
Portsmouth firefighters save man who fell from boat
PORTSMOUTH — Two swimmers from the Portsmouth Fire Department rescued a man who spent about 20 minutes in the water after falling … Read More
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Doors open at some of Little Compton's most historic homes

Some of Little Compton's most historic homes and historical properties will be open for public tours next Saturday, when the Little Compton Historical Society holds its historic property tour for the …

Community — and dinner — returns to Little Compton Sunday

The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the affair the past two years, but it didn't kill Little Compton's community spirit. The town will once again break bread this Sunday. So far, more than 400 people …

'Block Party' art showcase at Tiverton Four Corners

Tiverton Four Corners Art Gallery is hosting a "Block Party" on August 26 from 4-7 p.m. The event will feature local art, music, collectables and food. Vendors include Wrigley Design, Dina Doyle Fine …
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Obituaries
Dorothy Boudreau Dorothy "Dottie" (D'Allesandro) Boudreau passed away peacefully at home on September 24th surrounded by her loving family. She was a lifelong resident of Barrington. Dottie was the daughter of the
Robert Francoeur Robert Leonard Francoeur, age 88, of East Providence passed away Monday, September 26, 2022 at Evergreen House Health Center. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Leonard and Antoinette (
Evangeline Manuel Evangeline T. (Tabora) Manuel, "Vangie," age 83, of Bristol, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. Born in Umingan, Pangasinan, Philippines, she
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Sports
RIFAC athletes complete busy summer, start new season EAST PROVIDENCE — The new month marked a new season for the athletes at the city-bases Rhode Island Fencing Academy, who took part in the Boston Fencing Club sponsored Regional Junior/Cadet …
Tigers crush Bay View 7-0 in home opener Senior captain Sam Gacioch and senior Abby Parella each netted a hat trick as the Tiverton field hockey team crushed St. Mary Academy-Bay View 7-0 in the home opener on Thursday evening. The win …
Huskies dominate Tigers 17-7, in injury fund game Mt. Hope long time head football coach Thomas DelSanto Jr. told the team he was encouraged by what he saw as they gathered around him after dominating Tiverton 17-7 during an abbreviated injury fund …
Tiverton all stars run over Massachusetts 9-4 The Tiverton softball all-stars beat Massachusetts-Canton 9-4 to split their two games over the weekend in the 12U softball regional tournament in Bristol, CT, on Sunday. Tiverton loss 12-1 to …
Opinion
Letter: Ending private school caps is a bad idea

To the editor:I would like to commend the East Providence Post for the high degree of editorial bravery displayed in your call to divert a higher amount of tax dollars from the general fund towards …

Letter: Judges, bought and sold, threaten our foundation

Judges come in three “flavors,” coerced, independent, or toddy. In places like The Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, judges seem fully coerced. Their processes are opaque; the …

Letter: Mayflower wind: Writer's challenges were NIMBYism

Ralph Mace of Portsmouth asks the question of me and Phil Bartlett, “How much would you consider wind power a viable choice if the cabling were to pass through Westport not Portsmouth?” I …

Letter: More information on Mayflower Wind plans, please

Please, may we have from the companies involved in laying the prospective Mayflower project power cable from the windmills to the storage power station, diagrams of the process: the barge that holds …

Letter: Where are the Little Compton police?

An idyllic Little Compton community, where dogs control the roads, and the police/town do little about it. Quiet streets where dogs have bitten at least half a dozen neighbors. In 2016 we were …

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