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Get ready for a hot one. The 37th annual Warren Quahog, Seafood and Arts Festival is on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, at Burr’s Hill Park, Water Street. It's predicted to be the hottest … more
TIVERTON — A Connecticut comnpany last week pitched a preliminary proposal to build one of more large scale solar projects at the Tiverton Industrial Park and, perhaps further in the future, atop … more
TIVERTON — Tiverton now has itself a “very attractive and successful facility at Grinnell’s Beach but you’d never know it by much of what gets posted on Facebook, Town Administrator Jan … more
TIVERTON — Tiverton has no appetite so far to take sides in a lawsuit brought by a Portsmouth resident that challenges the legality of sports betting in Rhode Island, including at the Tiverton and … more
The Westport Fair opens its gates for the 63rd summer this Wednesday, July 17, to Sunday, July 21 at the Westport Fairgrounds, 200 Pine Hill Road. Featured will be the sort of fun and food that … more
His attempt to solo climb the perilous interior of a Gooseberry Island World War II gunnery spotting tower ended most painfully for a young man on Monday, July 8, just after sunset. Although he … more
WESTPORT — The driver killed on Route 177 in Westport Saturday morning was driving a stolen motorcycle at a high rate of speed in the moments before the crash, Westport Police said in a Monday … more
On June 22, at approximately 8:36 p.m., the Westport Police Department received a phone call from a resident at 222 Blossom Road stating that her house had recently been broken into. Preliminary … more
WESTPORT — Selectman Bran Valcourt’s challenge to what he said is a ban on parking anywhere in the Westport Harbor area found no allies at a spirited Board of Selectmen meeting last week. In … more
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence made national news Monday morning when it released a list of 50 clergy who were credibly accused of sexual abuses while serving in Rhode Island churches. It … more
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