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WESTPORT — Town meeting won't be held at White's of Westport after all and it won't be held on a Tuesday night. Thanks in part to the persistence of Town Moderator Steven Fors, the Board of … more
Monday, June 22 Police were called to Warren's Point Beach Club, Atlantic Drive, at 6:23 pm, for a complaint of ongoing harassment to the whole family by a woman at the beach. Tuesday, June … more
Westport will hold its delayed Town Meeting on Tuesday, July 21, the Board of Selectmen decided Monday. And the board also confirmed its earlier decision to hold that meeting at White's of … more
Little Compton succeeded at holding its first remote Town Meeting Tuesday evening and managed to pass a budget just in the nick of time. Just hours after all had tuned out, the fiscal year came to … more
PROVIDENCE — With the approach of the Fourth of July bringing warmer, sunnier weather, boats will soon be dotting Narragansett Bay and other Rhode Island waterways. The Department of … more
WESTPORT -- Superintendent of Schools Gary Reese shared the initial state guidelines from Gov. Charlie Baker and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2020-21 academic … more
Monday, June 15 Someone dumped brush from a pickup truck at a Brayton Road location at 10:30 a.m., a 911 caller reported. An officer stopped the suspect truck— the driver agreed to go back … more
PROVIDENCE — The 48 police chiefs that comprise the municipal, campus, state and environmental police departments of Rhode Island, collectively represented by the Rhode Island Police Chiefs' … more
WESTPORT — A late night boat crash on the Westport River's East Branch injured several young people, one seriously enough to require a helicopter Med-Flight to Rhode Island Hospital Westport … more
Monday, June 15 At 8:02 a.m., police were called to South Shore Road for a barking dog complaint. Police went to Brown Point Road at 3:14 p.m. to handle a report of real estate fraud. At … more
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