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East Bay legislators lead the way on gun violence prevention bills

One bill that gun violence prevention advocates claim as their biggest success during this year's session, and two more bills intended to close 'gaps' in existing law, have all been put forth by an East Bay representative or Senator.
Little Compton: U.S. flags only at Town Hall
The Little Compton Town Council last week approved a policy allowing only the American flag to be flown at town hall, settling for now … Read More
Sand tiger shark washes ashore in Little Compton
A walker at Tappen’s Beach in Little Compton made a rare find this week — a deceased sand tiger shark. The species is … Read More
Tiverton grads: 'You'll do great things'
Under a perfect blue sky Friday night, the members of Tiverton High School’s Class of 2024 were encouraged by commencement … Read More
Legislation requiring safe firearms storage passes full General Assembly
PROVIDENCE — With final votes in the Senate, Thursday night, June 6, the General Assembly has approved legislation sponsored by Rep. … Read More
Assembly passes e-bike regulations – Yes to some, no to others
PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly voted on Thursday, June 6, to approve legislation from East Bay Rep. Jennifer Boylan and Sen. Dawn … Read More
Tiverton oyster farm may end up derailed as House passes Seapowet bill
The House of Representatives has passed legislation that, if passed by the Senate and signed into law by the governor, could spell the … Read More
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Kinnanes honored as world's shortest St. Paddy's Day parade nears

State Representative Michelle McGaw  (District 71, Tiverton, Little Compton and Portsmouth) had special guests when the House celebrated St. Patrick's Day Thursday: Organizers of the world's …

'World's shortest' parade is in just over a week — here's what's new

Adamsville turns green Sunday afternoon, March 17, when the village hosts its third annual “World’s Shortest St. Paddy’s Day parade.” Afterwards, there will be corned beef and cabbage …

Tiny parade, huge day in Adamsville

Chuck Kinnane loves organizing the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade , which this year runs Sunday, March 17 in Adamsville. But his wife jokes that it's all she ever hears about. …
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Obituaries
Hortense Puniello Hortense "Tancy" (Carreira) Puniello, 95, passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Bluffton, South Carolina on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. She was the wife of the late John Anthony Puni
Marie Perry Marie Elizabeth Perry (Liz) died on Mother's Day, May 12th, 2024 at the age of 94. Liz, Mom, Mimi, Lizzie, Grammy Liz, was a resident at The Lodges Care Center in Springvale, Maine. She was a person t
Dolores Bisbano Dolores "Dee" Bisbano, 87, of Viking Drive, passed away on June 9, 2024, at home. She was the wife of the late Richard Bisbano. Born in Somerset, MA, she was the daughter of the late Virginio C. and
Sports
Tiverton senior wins bronze at state meet Tiverton senior Katie Richardson placed third in the state in the javelin throw at the state track meet at Conley Stadium on Saturday. Richardson, who has been throwing the javelin since freshman …
Tigers headed to the championship after improbable win Zoe Peckham scored 18 seconds into sudden-death overtime to give the Tiverton girls lacrosse team an improbable 15-14 victory over Classical in the Division 4 semifinals at Al Morro Complex in …
Tiverton girls lacrosse and softball teams win, move on in playoffs Girls lacrosse beats Scituate 13-6, moves on to semis Peckham and Polofsky combine for 11 goals Zoe Peckham and Julia Polofsky combined for 11 goals as the Tiverton girls lacrosse team beat …
RIDEM stock ponds in anticipation of 2024 trout season A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 …
Opinion
Letter: In praise of acceptance in Little Compton

I write to express my appreciation for the action of our Town Council in their response to a request from Love Wins Coastal for a council resolution. Our town values diversity of opinions and …

Letter: What is to become of South Shore Beach?

I was startled that the page-one display story in the May 30th 2024 Sakonnet Times was not the news that for the first Memorial Day in memory, there was no sand beach at Little Compton’s …

Letter: If you don’t trust ballot box, be a poll worker

To the editor: The upcoming election is all about “saving democracy,” either from government overreach by Democrats or authoritarian Republicans. I’ve been thinking a lot about …

Letter: Musings on Little Compton's Town Meeting, and the way things were

The 2024 Little Compton Financial Town Meeting is now history. Once everyone had checked in, it was called to order at 7:22 p.m. To include extensive instructions from our Town Moderator, it lasted …

Letter: Fishing is a problem at Nanaquaket Bridge, too

Regarding t he article on fishing restrictions from April 9 (Anglers balk at fishing restrictions proposed in Tiverton), the Town of Tiverton definitely needs to take action and start imposing and …

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