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Senate Judiciary approves nomination of Matos for lieutenant governor

PROVIDENCE — The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne (D-Dist. 32, Barrington, Bristol, East Providence), unanimously approved Gov. Daniel McKee’s appointment of …

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Little Compton Police: Numerous accidental 911 calls
Monday, March 29 A resident called at 2:53 pm to report that a family member had received a Medicare scam phone call. At 4:14 … Read More
Man charged with stealing funds from Portsmouth resident
PORTSMOUTH — A 43-year-old Tiverton resident was arrested at his home around 6:40 a.m. on Friday, April 2, by members of the Rhode … Read More
Miranda smashes 10 aces as Tigers trounce Paul Cuffee, 3-0
Olivia Miranda recorded 10 aces and 6 kills, as the Tiverton girls volleyball team trounced Paul Cuffee School, 3-0 (25-7, 25-3, … Read More
Speeders make beach road scary, second grader tells Little Compton council
LITTLE COMPTON — The Little Compton Town Council took heed of a second grader’s appeal to do something about beach-bound speeders, … Read More
Tiverton Police:  One hurt when vehicle hits pole
Friday, March 12 An officer was called to the Bulgarmarsh Road recreation area for a dog locked in a red truck. One truck hit … Read More
Little Compton Police: DUI, second offense, charged
Wednesday, March 24 A New Bedford driver was cited for driving with a suspended license, first offense, after a 12:24 pm traffic … Read More
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Obituaries
Daniel J. Felizberto, 64, Tiverton Daniel J. Felizberto, 64, of West Warwick, formerly of Tiverton, passed away April 4, 2021, at Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence, after a short (non-Covid) illness.  Dan was an …
Kimberley Jean Roderick, 62, Tiverton Kimberley Jean Roderick, 62, of Tiverton,  passed away on March 27, 2021. She was the wife of Michael J. Roderick to whom she was married for 39 years. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter …
Nancy Bowker Holt, 73, of Tiverton and formerly of Barrington Nancy Bowker (Jenest) Holt, 73, of Tiverton, passed away at home on Saturday, March 13, 2021, surrounded by family. As the only child of the late Homer Clayton and Marjorie Eleanor (Bowker) Jenest, …
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Sports
Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame announces Class of 2021 inductees PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame has announced the names of four local greats voted into its Class of 2021, including one with East Providence ties the legendary Rhode Island …
In Portsmouth: 'Love at first spike' PORTSMOUTH — With all of the recent snowfall we’ve been experiencing, maybe sand volleyball hasn’t been at the forefront of your mind lately.  But warmer weather is just …
Tigers still in the hunt for first win after bout with Covid quarantine Senior guard Jared Landoch scored 7 points in Tiverton’s 46-25 loss to Portsmouth in a home game on Wednesday night. Logan Bouchard added 5 points, Tristan White, 4, Luke Deldeo, 3, Nate Sama, …
Ramos scores 100th soccer goal for Tiverton TIVERTON — They were crushed when their playoffs were cancelled due to coronavirus, but happier moments for the Tiverton girls soccer team came in the season finale against Providence Country …
Opinion
Letter: Discussion on virus is overlooking the public interest

To the editor: John Adams was one of the foremost of the American patriots wanting to break from England. However, to his great credit, when the British soldiers in the “Boston …

Letter: Keep selling guns, just don’t sell the bullets

As well illustrated by Senior Chief Salesi’s letter of last week (“The 11th Commandment?”), neither the Church or the Constitution conveys a “God given right” to bear …

Letter: Legalizing pot would minimize efforts of many

To the editor: We have so many people in this community that work tirelessly to teach our youth about the harmful effects of drugs. They include teachers, guidance counselors, police officers, …

Letter: Marijuana legalization is 'legislative malpractice'

To the editor: Legalizing recreational marijuana (RM) is now on the plate of our governor and legislature. The projection is that in as little as a year RM will be in our state, and in a …

Letter: 400 years later, Pokanokets stand for recognition

To the editor: Thursday, April 1 is the 400th anniversary of the signing of a treaty between the Pokanoket Massasoit Ousamequin and Plymouth Colony Governor John Carver. Their initial meeting …

Letter: The Big Steal is nothing more than the Big Lie

To the editor: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you do know that just ain’t so.”  The above quote has been ascribed to …

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