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Monday, April 1 A caller from Linda Road complained of the sound of blasting just after 12:30 p.m. Manuel Calvao, 71, of 228 Irvington St., New Bedford, was charged with vandalism after … more
As property assessment notices arrive in mailboxes this month, Tiverton taxpayers might experience some sticker shock as they compare the numbers to previous assessments.  The latest … more
A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 … more
Little Compton officials are looking for public comments as they update the town’s Hazard Mitigation and Flood Management Plan, as required by the federal government. The plan, currently … more
A steady stream of fishermen gave the Tiverton Town Council an earful Monday night over proposed ordinance changes that would restrict fishing at some of the town’s most popular areas, and … more
A Newport County Superior Court judge last week ruled against the local citizens group Green Oceans, which had sued to prevent Revolution Wind from going forward with plans to install 65 turbines … more
A Canadian energy company subsidiary is proposing to replace a 70-year-old liquefied natural gas transmission pipe under the Sakonnet River, a project company officials say will increase capacity and … more
The coach of a basketball team competing in Tiverton over the weekend has been charged with assaulting a 15-year-old player. Adam Hayes, 42, of Peabody, Ma., faces charges of simple assault and … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 51-year-old Portsmouth woman has been charged with cruelty to animals.   At about 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, officers responded to 28 Sprague Court to … more
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will shift the location of the crossover from the westbound side of Interstate 195 to the eastbound side and eventually over the Washington Bridge as … more
Little Compton officials are looking for public comments as they update the town’s Hazard Mitigation and Flood Management Plan, as required by the federal government. The plan, currently … more
They normally only live eight to 12 years, but volunteers and staff at West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton recently helped sanctuary veteran Erna the Crested Pekin duck celebrate her 17th. … more
While Little Compton and Tiverton are only in the 90 percent viewing range for the partial solar eclipse this coming Monday, April 8, astronomers such as Francine Jackson say this is still a mighty … more
PORTSMOUTH — Ava McDermott said a simple act of kindness was all it took for her to realize how special Owen Cameron was. more
"Save Fort Barton!" "Five schools strong." "We love our schools and teachers!" "Do better." Tiverton school officials, and their counterparts on the town council, got an eyeful … more
A Tiverton man facing a child sex crime admitted in court last week that he enticed and brought a 13-year-old girl with him from Pennsylvania to Rhode Island for the purposes of sex nearly three … more
Providence Country Day School has named the students who have earned recognition on the 2023-2024 second trimester honor roll. For Middle School (Classes of 2027-2030), High Honors is all grades … more
Monday, March 18 A report of a suspicious person on Alan Street came in at 3:27 p.m. A caller reported debris on Route 24 at 4:03 p.m. A White Tail Lane resident reported trespassing … more
MIDDLETOWN — The body of Portsmouth teen Owen B. Cameron, who was last seen Saturday night after leaving his Middletown job, was discovered late this morning in that town. more
One Friday evening earlier this month, Tiverton High School senior Lyla Staskiewicz looked around the school cafeteria, which had been transformed that day into a festive venue for the 2024 Rhode … more
Six days after a quahogger’s boat flipped in the Westport River’s West Branch, friends of the owner managed to right it, pump it out and tow it south to Westport Point Wednesday morning. … more
Here’s a scenario one could imagine quite easily here in this little corner of the world … The owner of a small boat invites friends for a day out on the water, fishing, eating and laughing. At some point during the day, the captain slumps over in some sort of distress, possibly a heart attack. more
Tiverton Town Council members harshly criticized the school committee and the superintendent of schools Monday night for what they said were ill-considered fiscal decisions, including a pattern of … more
In an incredibly rare event, the New England Aquarium aerial survey team sighted a gray whale off the New England coast earlier this month. This is a species that has been extinct in the Atlantic for … more
Who’s going to tell them? Time for fisticuffs! Those are a few responses posted locally on Facebook this past week, after the Irish Star newspaper published a story just after the … more
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