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When The Pennfield School in Portsmouth recently held an assembly on their front lawn celebrating the 50th anniversary of the start of classes, students and staff, all masked and spread out, were … more
If you happened to look out to the Sakonnet River between Fogland and Sakonnet Point last Wednesday, and spotted a strange-looking inflatable sail attached to a stubby elevated surfboard, with a … more
She won't even need to file her candidacy papers until the end of next June. But Senate District 12 candidate Jenna Magnuski is already starting to prepare for her first campaign for statewide public … more
PROVIDENCE — First-term State Senator from the city, Cynthia Mendes, announced in a statement issued Wednesday morning, Sept. 22, her candidacy for lieutenant governor on a ticket with former … more
The Tiverton Planning Board has begun its review of an ordinance regulating solar farms here, following the Tiverton Town Council's vote last week to send members the document. The referral to the … more
Monday, Sept. 13 A Stafford Road business owner asked for a no trespass order. A Warren Avenue resident reported being scammed by a moving company. A caller told police that kids were … more
On the stat sheet, the Tiverton High School girls cross country teams lost a dual meet to Mt. Hope and Bay View Academy in Bristol on Monday, September 13th. That’s because freshman Ellery … more
The Saltmarsh Sparrow has nested in low-lying salt marshes in the Northeast for thousands of years. Climate change and rising sea levels now threaten their existence. more
Host Kevin Centazzo, aka Kevin from Bristol, speaks with Bristol Porchfest Co-Chair Nancy Kellner and Co-Technical Director Joe Caron on the highly popular event coming to downtown Bristol this … more
Mt. Hope senior quarterback Aidan Ramaglia led the Division II, Mt. Hope football team, over Division IV, Tiverton, 29-8, in an injury fund game in Tiverton on Friday evening.  Ramaglia … more
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