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Little Compton settles Financial Town Meeting in 19 minutes

  In what may have been the shortest annual meeting in recent memory, 294 residents packed the auditorium at Wilbur & McMahon School for Tuesday night’s Financial Town Meeting in …
Tiverton KOC sells building, gives away $1 million
A local Knights of Columbus council marked the end of an era last week when members distributed more than $1 million — proceeds from … Read More
Portsmouth Police deal with domestic assault, DUIs
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent arrests made by the Portsmouth Police Department: Tuesday, May 14 Freddie Valentin … Read More
Tiverton FD staffing crisis reaches tipping point
TIVERTON — One day after a staffing shortage forced the temporary closure of one of Tiverton’s three fire stations, town … Read More
Tiverton plans new three-acre residential zoning district
The Tiverton Planning Board is proposing a major re-write of the town’s residential zoning map, including the elimination of the … Read More
Tiverton teen earns bronze in Jiu-Jitsu grappling
A Tiverton girl recently won a bronze medal at the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Kids World Championships in Morristown, … Read More
E-bikes bill allows some, bans others
The State of Rhode Island recently moved one step closer to a law that would regulate electric bicycles on all state properties, … 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
Ronald Carpenter TIVERTON- Ronald J. Carpenter, 86, passed away peacefully at home on January 29, 2024. He was the loving husband of Susan (Roberts) Carpenter. Ron was born in Fall River and was the son of the la
Frank Campo Frank Keith Campo, age 62, of Bristol, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Elizabeth A. (Zeitler) Campo for the last 38 incredible yea
Joseph Collins Joseph Wilfred Collins, 96, a resident of Westport, MA, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 of natural causes. He was born in Syracuse, NY, in 1928 to Wilfred and Theresa Collins, where he excel
Sports
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 …
RI Hockey Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2024   The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled recently between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears …
Tiverton falls to high powered Moses Brown in quarterfinals The Tiverton girls basketball team fell to high powered Moses Brown 65-34 in the Division II quarterfinals in Providence on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who dropped to 11-11, won their initial playoff …
Deldeo nets 16 as Tigers beat Coventry 41-31 in playoffs Jenna Deldeo scored 16 points as the Tiverton girls basketball team beat Coventry 41-31 in a D-II home playoff game on Friday night. The Tigers, who ended the regular season with a record of 11-10, …
Opinion
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 …

Letter: Vote to encourage affordable housing in Little Compton

Little Compton residents recently received the Report of the Budget Committee in advance of our upcoming Annual Financial Town Meeting. It includes Article 5, a warrant article from the Little …

Letter: Bathed in lush green, life returns to the Back 40

Well, my world finally turned green as I hoped it would and it brought some things to remember. • One morning I looked out and saw a tiny yellow warbler scavenging for t insects in a bed of …

Letter: Don’t pull up the tracks — reconnect rail line

To the editor: I read with amusement the glee to pull up abandoned rail tracks in Tiverton to be replaced with a bike path to improve access to the Fall River MBTA station.   It truly …

Letter: Help Rhode Islanders afford the medication they need

Fighting cancer is indeed a battle, and we can’t win it alone. Our lawmakers can help by passing legislation that removes the financial barriers many face to get care and treatment.

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