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Little Compton students say good-bye to Wilbur & McMahon

Twenty-three eighth graders at the Wilbur & McMahon Schools said goodbye to their hometown school Thursday, when they graduated in an outdoor, evening celebration at the school. The students …
Tiverton talks solar, imposes Fogland parking fines
Notes and points from the Tiverton Town Council's most recent meeting, held last Monday: Solar energy A council-appointed group … Read More
Tiverton police: Four DUIs Saturday
Monday, June 13 Tiffany Palmer, 27, of 823 Decan Hill Road Ripton, Vt., was charged with driving under the influence of liquor, .10 … Read More
Photos: Illusion wins St. David’s Lighthouse division in Newport Bermuda Race
Illusion won the largest division in the race, St. David’s Lighthouse Division with 108 boats. Illusion, a Cal 40 owned by Sally … Read More
Clock ticking on Sakonnet aquaculture legislation
With the legislative session set to adjourn at the end of the week, the clock is ticking on legislation that would restrict … Read More
Little Compton police: Car strikes deer
Tuesday, June 7 A caller reported that she found a cell phone in the road around 1:34 p.m., and dropped it off at the police … Read More
Tiverton police: Man charged with racing
Monday, June 6 A caller from Randolph Avenue reported a neighbor dispute at 9:23 a.m. A caller from Bucks Way complained of … Read More
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PBS producing Little Compton film, and you can be the star

They say the best stories are often the ones that never get told. There's a chance to change that this year, with the help of Rhode Island PBS. The state's public broadcasting station is …

Sandywoods resumes live music every other Sunday

After a two-year hiatus, anyone with a guitar, a song and a dream can play at Sandywoods in Tiverton this Sunday, as the arts center resumes its regular open mike shows.

Tiverton student film considers pandemic's toll

The white noise, a deafening, thick thing that pushes out all else, has consumed Mara's life: It drowns out her mother's incessant drone. Her friends' questions and concerns. It threatens …
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Obituaries
Jeffrey Fonseca Jeffrey S. Fonseca, Esq (1964–2022) Jeffrey S. Fonseca, 58, of Boston, MA passed away suddenly on June 21, 2022. Jeffrey grew up in Bristol, RI. Jeffrey was a graduate of Bristol High School
John Galligan GALLIGAN, John "Jack" Donald, of Little Compton, RI, October 9th, 1932 – June 24th, 2022 Jack was born and raised in Washington DC, the eldest of three children of Donald and Mary (Flaherty
Eileen Malafronte Eileen (Furtado) Malafronte, 75, of Bristol, died peacefully at home after a year-long illness on June 21, 2022. She was the devoted wife of Ralph A. Malafronte for over 53 years. Born in Fall River
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Sports
Gallery: 2022 East Division golf playoff match PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School was the far-and-away winner of the East Division golf playoff match held over its home layout of Green Valley Country Club Monday afternoon, May 23, as the …
DEM restocks freshwater areas around the state with more trout PROVIDENCE – East Bay area ponds are among those the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced are receiving a second round of spring stocking through May 2. Over 40 plus, …
Tiverton edges Portsmouth in softball, 7-6 (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots’ softball team dropped a close one to Tiverton on Thursday at home, 7-6. Mary Rainey, a PHS freshman, earned the player-of-the-game …
Adamsville's Cory named sports administrator of the year Little Compton resident Keith Cory, an educator and long-time athletic administrator, has been named Athletic Director of the Year by the Rhode Island Interscholastic Athletic Administrator …
Opinion
Letter: An open letter to Ted Cruz of Texas

Thanks to you, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, we have the solution to school safety.  One single entrance with an armed guard at his/her post. Well, by golly, this idea requires a closer …

Letter: Why should locals lose access to South Shore Beach?

South Shore beach is a breathtaking natural resource in Little Compton. For generations it was known as the "Town Beach" enjoyed mainly by residents with some visitors. However, in the recent past …

Letter: Defend your neighbors, fight aquaculture proposal

To the editor: Once again, I find myself writing in defense of my Tiverton neighbors, various other local and statewide stakeholders, and the underserved communities impacted by the pending oyster …

Letter: Tiverton Planning Board members deserve an apology

To the editor: For the past year there has been considerable private and public bashing of the Tiverton Planning Board by a couple of Tiverton town councilors, the Tiverton Town Administrator and …

Letter: Little Compton’s affordable housing dilemma

To the editor: Limited natural resources and not snob zoning restrict the building of affordable housing in Little Compton. A Research Report by Statewide Planning in 1986 dictated at a minimum, …

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