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From walking through wooded trails to discovering a local artist, to ending the day enjoying a locally sourced meal, a trip to the South Coast has all the elements of a day full of amazing sites and … more
State officials envision a bustling port thriving with shellfishing, aquaculture ventures and other marine industries at the former Chace Marina at 169 Riverside Drive in Tiverton, and are soliciting … more
As the sun set on a beautiful summer night, a handful of local volunteers spent one recent evening scraping away at some of Little Compton’s oldest tombstones. As they worked, years of lichen, … more
PORTSMOUTH — Mayflower Wind, the developer of an offshore wind energy lease area located off the coast of Massachusetts that could impact the East Bay and South Coast area, has launched a … more
PORTSMOUTH — During an informational meeting before the Town Council Tuesday night, Mayflower Wind representatives were peppered with questions about the route of a proposed cable that … more
Monday, July 25 A caller from Stafford Road called in an animal complaint at 8:32 a.m. Stephon Calice, 26, of 182 Whipple St., Apt.1, Fall River, was charged with possession of a Schedule I to … more
The Tiverton Town Council was expected Tuesday evening to discuss whether to hire an attorney to represent its interests as the Mayflower Wind project moves forward, and also considered a resolution … more
Farmers across Westport and Little Compton have been watching for rain for months and up until this week, had little reason to be hopeful after week upon week of hot temperatures and blue skies. But … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 38-year-old Bristol woman was arrested by Portsmouth Police on Tuesday, Aug. 2, after she allegedly fled the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Christine E. Joiner, of 26 … more
Monday, July 25 A caller from Simmons Road reported found/lost property at 7:51 a.m. A caller reported suspicious activity/vehicle at the barns on Simmons Road at 11:19 a.m. Tuesday, July … more
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