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TIVERTON — The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Grinnell’s Beach in Tiverton for swimming because of high bacteria levels.. RIDOH will continue to monitor and … more
Westport selectmen approved entertainment and wine and beer licenses for four summertime evening events at Weatherlow Farm on Sodom Road, but not without some back and forth at last week’s … more
Statement by Tiverton Town Administrator Jan Reitsma regarding Tiverton Fire Department Captain Craig Committo June 18, 2019 "As has been reported in the media already, Captain Committo was … more
The sun was shining (not a given in this wet spring) as over 400 people gathered Sunday to celebrate the opening of Westport Woods Conservation Park off Adamsville Road at the Westport/Little Compton … more
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
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