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Short-term rental regulations “on hold” in Little Compton

Little Compton will take no further action for the time being on a controversial plan to begin regulating short term rentals, though the issue is not yet settled and will be discussed more, the town …
Tiverton swears in new fire chief
Tiverton Town Hall took on a celebratory air Monday night as the town's fire department members, along with fire chiefs and officers … Read More
Christmas, Tiverton style, includes what else? A Stur-Dee dinghy
Lit up with a tree and hundreds of timed and battery-operated lights, Little Lady Christmas is once again moored at her now … Read More
State: Little Compton political mailer violates election law
The Rhode Island Board of Elections believes a political mailer sent to all Little Compton residents just prior to the Tuesday, Nov. … Read More
New food pantry director takes the lead in a time of need
As a longtime volunteer at the East Bay Food Pantry, Emily Mushen knew the organization well, so when the prior director decided to … Read More
Crematorium planned for north Tiverton
The Tiverton Planning Board is expected to conduct a preliminary plan review next week of a proposal for construction of a 2,960 … Read More
Little Compton posts town solicitor position
The town council voted 3-1 to advertise the position of Town Solicitor at Thursday’s council meeting. Councilor Paul Golembeske was … Read More
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Tiverton marks Veterans' Day Friday

Tiverton will mark Veterans' Day Friday, Nov. 11, with an 11 am ceremony at the World War I monument at Grinnell's Beach.  Following is a speech that will be read at the ceremony by Tiverton …

Off-shore wind forum set for Nov. 16 in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Planning Department, along with URI’s Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant, will host a forum on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to discuss the science and …

Little Compton Historical Society needs help digging

Since June, Little Compton Historical Society workers have uncovered more than 1,000 artifacts from a 180-square foot construction trench at the Wilbor House, the society's headquarters on …
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Obituaries
Richard Fairbanks 91, died peacefully on November 24, 2022 at the Hattie Ide Chaffee Home, East Providence. He was the beloved husband of 67 years of the late Janice (Rudd) Fairbanks. He lived in Barrington RI for many
Claire Brown Claire M. (Skuce) Brown, 84, of Warren, died November 23, 2022 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Russell Horton Brown. Born in Warren, she was a daughter of the late Charles L. Sk
Joseph Silva Joseph Correia Silva, 79, of Bristol passed away peacefully at Philip Hulitar Hospice center on Monday, November 21, 2022. He was the devoted husband of Theresa (Rapoza) Silva for 55 years before his
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Sports
Pacheco and Mercer pace Tiverton runners at class meet Sophomore Ellery Pacheco placed eighth with a time of 20:30.1 in the RI Class Championships at Ponaganset on Saturday. “I’m really happy with the outcome. This is what I wanted,” …
Gallery: Portsmouth, Tiverton cross country teams TIVERTON — Teams from LaSalle Academy were the winners of both the boys’ and girls’ Metropolitan Division cross country meet held Monday, Sept. 26, over the 3.1-mile layout on and …
RIFAC athletes complete busy summer, start new season EAST PROVIDENCE — The new month marked a new season for the athletes at the city-bases Rhode Island Fencing Academy, who took part in the Boston Fencing Club sponsored Regional Junior/Cadet …
Tigers crush Bay View 7-0 in home opener Senior captain Sam Gacioch and senior Abby Parella each netted a hat trick as the Tiverton field hockey team crushed St. Mary Academy-Bay View 7-0 in the home opener on Thursday evening. The win …
Opinion
Letter: As Mayflower plan moves ahead, wind power prices skyrocket

Thanks very much for your informative report published on Nov. 23, 2022.  Information on this subject is typically only released in a favorable fashion by the regulators. I am quite sure …

Letter: Discourse falls aside as name-calling and polarity reigns

September of 2016 was when Hilary Clinton famously said that half of Trump’s supporters was a basket of deplorables. True or not, it's certainly not a phrase likely to endear one to …

Letter: A close enough call with a Fisher Cat

Although Fisher Cats are considered crepuscular animals (dawn and twilight feeders along with red fox, opossums and many others) one wasn’t paying any attention to that when a visitor in the …

Letter: Thank you for supporting League candidate forums

To the editor: The League of Women Voters of Rhode Island would like to thank the candidates who participated and citizens who sent in questions for our forums in Bristol, Warren, Barrington and …

Letter: East Bay area needs its own hospital

To the editor: Thomas Paine, the often quoted colonial newsman, once wrote, "If you are afraid to offend, you can't be honest.” Hospitals across the river and the Washington Bridge are in …

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