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Several Tiverton Town Council members are ready to revisit a $2 million offer to purchase virtually all available undeveloped land in the Industrial Park, after initially rejecting the idea. Jim … more
The Tiverton Majors Softball All-Stars ended their season, falling to Cranston Western 12-0 in the state semifinals on Tuesday night.  Tiverton managed just two hits off Cranston Western pitcher … more
A leading bike advocate believes strongly that everyone riding a bicycle needs training and education, and that applies even more strongly to the growing population riding around on electric … more
The Tiverton Majors All-Stars beat Cumberland 5-1 in the RI Softball State Tournament hosted by Portsmouth at Davidson Field on Monday night. Tiverton, playing out of the loser's bracket, moves on to … more
Adamsville herb farmer Nicole Wordell felt a flood of relief and gratitude after donors this month raised more than $1,700 to cover the 300 plants stolen earlier this summer from her honor system … more
The United Congregational Church of Little Compton will hold its 63rd Annual Summer Church Fair, and the 43rd Annual Road Race, this Saturday at the Commons. The day kicks off at 8:30 with the … more
PROVIDENCE — There's more than a hint of irony in the updated traffic figures for the Washington Bridge provided by state officials last week after they were forced to make dramatic alterations … more
Marine biologists took advantage of a very rare opportunity Thursday, when dozens walked out to a remote stretch of Little Compton beach to study the remains of a 17-foot minke whale that washed up … more
Police and officers with an animal welfare group seized 21 cats from a Tiverton home Tuesday, after investigators found unsanitary conditions inside. Police responded to 51 Adams St. on a report … more
Editor’s note: Continuing on Little Compton’s 350th birthday celebration, the Town Crier writes of Queens and canes, and their ties to the town’s history. An article in the … more
Tiverton Baseball ’s 10 and under All Star team are state champions for the second time in the Cal Ripken-affiliated league’s two-year existence, following a bizarre turn of events in the … more
PROVIDENCE — It's likely the general public will not get all of the information it would expect and want to know about the Washington Bridge debacle any time soon. At least that's how the … more
The Tiverton Majors Softball All-Stars bashed 11 hits as they crushed South Kingstown 13-0 in 4 innings to move on in the state softball tournament on Tuesday night. Morgan Napolitano smacked a … more
With an affordable housing crisis entrenched in Little Compton, town officials hope to change zoning regulations to help keep working people and their families in town, and to ease the pressure on … more
PROVIDENCE — The stresses and strains associated with such a significant and scrutinized project are what state officials believe to be the reasons why no company formally bid to rebuild the … more
A 32-year-old man from Hartford, Conn. had two young children in his vehicle — ages 1 and 6 — when he was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) on Saturday, July 6. more
A controversial plan to open a live-in for-profit educational facility for teens on the Westport/Little Compton town line appears all but dead this week, after the developer notified Westport officials just before the July … more
While the greed of unknown thieves cost her $1,500 worth of herbs and a little faith in humanity, the kindness of strangers has renewed the faith of an Adamsville herb farmer who had more than 300 … more
Lexie Fredricks threw a complete game no-hitter as the Tiverton Majors Division All Star softball team blanked Barrington 8-0 in the District 2 Championship game at Town Farm Field on Monday night. … more
Kids will be heading back to the Fort Barton School in the fall. The Tiverton School Committee approved a budget Saturday that allows the elementary school to remain open, at least for the … more
A Barrington man has set up a gofundme page to help Nicole Wordell, an Adamsville herb farmer who has lost 300 plants — $1,500 worth — to theft this season. Perez, who lives in the … more
Nicole Wordell used to look forward to this time of year. By the beginning of July, the long hours and work spent growing and selling fresh herbs out of her Adamsville driveway would start to … more
Survey responses are anonymous and will help The Rhode Island Department of Housing and RIHousing establish a better understanding of the state's housing needs. more
Rhode Island Governor Daniel J. McKee has vetoed a controversial bill sponsored by a Tiverton representative, saying the drug that it would have legalized would be dangerous to public health. … more
With salary negotiations between the firefighters’ union and the town at a standstill for nearly a month, the newly appointed president of the Tiverton firefighter’s union, Lt. Nicholas … more
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