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Westport is home to a host of solar farms these days with a bunch more in the works, but back when one was first envisioned for the summit of the town’s closed landfill, the concept was new … more
PROVIDENCE — A recruitment campaign for new Capitol Police Officers begins June 16, Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of … more
WESTPORT — They may or may not be able to change or stop it, but Planning Board members made their displeasure with an especially large solar project proposed off Main Road (north of Brookwood … more
Saturday, June 15 at 11 am
 at 573 Adamsville Road, Westport. Bring your family to celebrate the opening of Westport’s first park! Brief Speaking Program at 11:30 am. Music by the Spindle … more
Taylor Ekstrom, 25, a 2012 graduate of Tiverton High School, scored two touchdowns on Saturday, May 25, to help the Badalona Dracs down the LG OLED Black Demons, 47-6, in Spanish Bowl XXV, the … more
[Note: photos to follow.] TIVERTON – It was unexpected. The processional set the tone and lit up a feeling of community and joy that continued throughout the 2019 Tiverton High School outdoor graduation ceremony Friday evening at the high school athletic field. First came the music, but with no sign of the graduates. Then from the south end of the field, along the entrance path, the group of 113 seniors, most in maroon robes, some in white, hove to. more
WESTPORT — WS Creamsicle and Liberty, a pair of sleek, speedy rowing bateaus, slipped into the water at the Head of Westport on Saturday, June 1, as spectators offered a round of applause to the … more
TIVERTON — Beach grass, a/k/a dune grass. It's got a job to do at Grinnell's Beach, and it's doing it. The master plan for the rehabilitation of Tiverton's Grinnell's Beach called for the creation of two small sand dunes, a kind of coastal buffer, said Wenley Ferguson, Director of Restoration for Save the Bay. more
PROVIDENCE —  The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Whole Foods Market stores in the northeast are recalling the retailer’s specialty made in-house basil pesto … more
WESTPORT — A ban on roadside parking anywhere in the Westport Harbor area will get a second look in the wake of one property owner’s request for a few open beach parking passes that he could give … more
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