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Tiverton sees sudden hike in coronavirus cases — the East Bay count
From zero cases last week, Tiverton’s coronavirus total jumped to five in the latest tally released by the state Department of … Read More
As ‘crowds’ come early, tensions rise in Little Compton, Westport
CUT - Little Compton as posted gathering caution signs at popular visitor locations. (Wilbur’s Store Instagram … Read More
Rhode Island issued stay-at-home order
Rhode Islanders have been issued a stay-at-home executive order, effective until April 13, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced during her … Read More
Rhode Island Department of Health reports state’s initial deaths from COVID-19
PROVIDENCE – Two persons with underlying medical conditions are the first Rhode Islanders to die from COVID-related illness, the … Read More
Little Compton, Westport add restrictions for out-of-state arrivals
Efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus from out-of-state visitors, especially those from New York, were ramped up with … Read More
Business closures, dine-in ban extended to April 13
PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, during her daily press briefing Friday on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, extended several … Read More
Dianne A. Booth, 75, Little Compton Dianne A. (Tripp) Booth, 75,  beloved wife of Robert J. Booth, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 19, 2020 of natural causes.  They were sweethearts for 58 years.  She …
Anne Rogers Hawes, Westport Anne Rogers Hawes of Westport passed away peacefully on February 13, 2020, surrounded by her “family” of caregivers and her children. She finished her watch at 4 a.m., and set sail …
Annie Tate, 20, Dorchester Annie Tate, 20, of Dorchester, passed away unexpectedly Friday, February 14, 2020, at Mass General Hospital. Annie was born in Boston, daughter of Richard Tate and Jill (Flather) Tate; she resided …

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