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Rain's on the way; will it be enough for the farmers?

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 …
Police: Bristol driver charged with DUI, fleeing accident in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — A 38-year-old Bristol woman was arrested by Portsmouth Police on Tuesday, Aug. 2, after she allegedly fled the scene … Read More
Little Compton Police: Dog violation, DUIs
Monday, July 25 A caller from Simmons Road reported found/lost property at 7:51 a.m. A caller reported suspicious … Read More
Tiverton woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer
A Tiverton woman who embezzled nearly $1 million from her New Bedford employer has pleaded guilty to the charges and ordered to pay … Read More
Tiverton police: Harassment, DUIs, drug arrest
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., … Read More
Some students choose virtual school over traditional
Tracey McGee-Moreira, an educator for 34 years, points to March 13, 2020, as the day the entire landscape of education changed. It … Read More
How to keep your garden up in the middle of a drought
For backyard gardeners, mild droughts and water ban restrictions common during the summer months can be a cause for concern. Kate … Read More
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Free concerts at King Park: Swinglane Orchestra

King Park in Newport will be holding free concerts every Sunday through August 29 from 3:00-6:00 p.m., as a part of NIMFest. The whole family is welcome, including pets. This Sunday, August 14, …

Whitehorne Museum celebrates makers past and present

Take part in an afternoon of crafts and hands-on activities at the Whitehorne House Museum on August 13. The museum will be hosting local creators, including the Timber Framers Guild, Newport Sea …

Showing of "The Princess" at The Elms

Newport film outdoors will be showing "The Princess" at The Elms on Thursday, August 4. There will be food trucks from Hometown Poke, Wally's Wieners and Sprout and Lentil and live music by La …
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Raymond Simone Simone, Raymond J., 84, of Briarfield Road, Barrington, died peacefully on August 9, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Ann (Morrill) Simone. Born in
Joseph Travers Jr. Joseph Edward Travers, Jr, 50, of Warwick, RI, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Fall River, MA on October 3, 1971. Joseph (Jay) graduated from
Susan Zahn Susan Elisa Zahn, 74, of Warren, RI, passed away, Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Hope Health Hospice, Providence, RI. Born in New London, CT, she was the daughter of the late Henry J. and Helen (Lomb
Aging Adults - Incorporate These Five Habits to Live Your Best Life

Yes, you can change.  Creating healthy habits can be done at any age. And while adopting the 5 habits listed below won’t make you look like a 20 year old (unless your actually 20) – …

Tiverton all stars run over Massachusetts 9-4 The Tiverton softball all-stars beat Massachusetts-Canton 9-4 to split their two games over the weekend in the 12U softball regional tournament in Bristol, CT, on Sunday. Tiverton loss 12-1 to …
Tiverton softball all stars win state championship The Tiverton 11-12 softball all-stars ran their way to the RI state championship by clobbering South Kingstown 13-1 in front family and friends at Town Farm Field on Wednesday night. Tiverton beat …
Tiverton girls on cusp of state softball title The Tiverton 11-12 girls softball all-stars smashed 13 hits and stole 15 bases in crushing South Kingstown 23-1 in three innings to take game one of a best of three series to win the state …
Tiverton all-stars crush South Kingstown 23-1 in state tourney The Tiverton 11-12 girls softball all-stars smashed 13 hits and stole 15 bases in crushing South Kingstown 23-1 in three innings to take game one of a best of three series to win the state …
Letter: Worried for the republic? Lighten up and get to work

To the editor: Not so long ago, being teased (bullying was always wrong) was just part of growing up.  And being needled was just part of being a public figure. Teasing and needling once …

Letter: Little Compton, have you seen this woodcut?

The Little Compton Tree Committee (LCTC) has the following logo from a woodcut probably made in the 70s. The logo image we have is faint and old. We want to find the original woodcut – it is …

Letter: Cotta overstepped his bounds with Seasons comments

To the editor: In a recent news article covering the strong opposition expressed by Tiverton residents to a Seasons 24-hour gas and mini-mart proposal, Tiverton Town Administrator Chris Cotta …

Letter: A changing cast of characters in the Back 40

To the editor: It’s always a pleasure to have people come to take a “stroll” through the “Back 40.” Not only do I delight in taking them through beautiful paths but I …

Letter: Mike Pence: hero or opportunist?

To the editor: Only once has Mike Pence stood up to Donald Trump and that was a political calculation rather than a courageous response. Pence’s silence during the Trump presidency, and …

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