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Westbound traffic flows improve, east side stalls with lane changes

PROVIDENCE — There's more than a hint of irony in the updated traffic figures for the Washington Bridge provided by state officials last week after they were forced to make dramatic alterations …
Minke whale comes ashore in Little Compton
Marine biologists took advantage of a very rare opportunity Thursday, when dozens walked out to a remote stretch of Little Compton … Read More
Cats seized from 'uninhabitable' Tiverton home
Police and officers with an animal welfare group seized 21 cats from a Tiverton home Tuesday, after investigators found unsanitary … Read More
Tiverton Baseball U10 All Stars win state championship
Tiverton Baseball ’s 10 and under All Star team are state champions for the second time in the Cal Ripken-affiliated league’s … Read More
Bridge counselors coyly answer questions about their investigation
PROVIDENCE — It's likely the general public will not get all of the information it would expect and want to know about the … Read More
Tiverton softball crushes South Kingstown 13-0
The Tiverton Majors Softball All-Stars bashed 11 hits as they crushed South Kingstown 13-0 in 4 innings to move on in the state … Read More
Little Compton is expensive — but is housing ‘attainable’?
With an affordable housing crisis entrenched in Little Compton, town officials hope to change zoning regulations to help keep working … Read More
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Little Compton UCC summer fair is Saturday

The United Congregational Church of Little Compton will hold its 63rd Annual Summer Church Fair, and the 43rd Annual Road Race, this Saturday at the Commons. The day kicks off at 8:30 with the …

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 …
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Obituaries
Robert Camara Tiverton Resident & Veteran |Robert Anthony Camara, 85, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, passed away on July 1, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of fifty-two years to Leah (Rousseau
Jeongeun Kang JEONGEUN KANG, 48, of New York City, died on Saturday, July 6th. She passed away at home with family by her side after being diagnosed with cancer in early 2022. A former resident of Bristol, Gra
James McCartney Beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather, James Robert McCartney departed this world on June 27,2024 surrounded by his children. A celebration of life and burial with his beloved Lois will b
Sports
Tiverton blanks Barrington 8-0, wins third straight District title Lexie Fredricks threw a complete game no-hitter as the Tiverton Majors Division All Star softball team blanked Barrington 8-0 in the District 2 Championship game at Town Farm Field on Monday night. …
New MetLinks officially opens for play on June 27 EAST PROVIDENCE — MetLinks, the nine-hole re-envisioned former front side of the defunct Metacomet Country Club, will officially open to the public on Thursday, June 27. The first tee time …
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 …
Opinion
Letter: Being offered worst possible choices needs to end

To the editor: If we continue to be the leading nation of the world, then certainly our politicians are the most powerful people in civil discourse.   Then how is it one party kowtows …

Letter: Walker’s demise — what a shame for Little Compton

Walker’s Roadside Farm Stand started doing business in Little Compton in 1964. I moved to Little Compton about 35-40 years ago. Coll Walker was my neighbor. We became friends and I miss …

Letter: The Biden ‘catastrophe’: new jobs, low unemployment

To the editor: Nikki Haley has called Trump, among other things, “unhinged,” but has said she will support him because Biden has been a “catastrophe.” Friday, it was …

Letter: We need more funding for child care programs

To the editor: As a small business owner running a pediatric occupational therapy institute in Rhode Island, I know that the struggle to find affordable, convenient child care is a daily reality …

Letter: What did Little Compton do to our evergreens?

I am appalled to find the butchery done to our roadside evergreens without any notice. Surprising in a town that cares for its history and its residents and greenery.  But perhaps not.  Too …

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.