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To the editor: An open letter to the Little Compton Town Council: We are writing to you in advance of the hearing you have scheduled for Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. We … more
To the editor: In retrospect, I now realize how fortunate I was to attend the Tiverton Town Council meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019. The town administrator requested the transfer of funds from … more
To the editor: This letter is in support of Ms. Tanja Ryden for the Westport Board of Health. Tanja has been a volunteer in Westport for many years. She has used her 25-plus years of professional … more
PROVIDENCE — The Cumberland High School boys’ hockey team took home its second Division II championship in five seasons after shutting out the Providence Country Day-St. Ray’s-Wheeler, 1-0, in … more
Adelia C. (Capela) Guedes, 70, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  She was the wife of Jose A. Guedes, her husband of 49 years. Adelia was the daughter of the late Manuel and Clara (Dias) … more
PORTSMOUTH — Two local lawmakers have joined another in introducing the Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act to require all public school districts to adopt suicide prevention policies and … more
Joan S. Taber, 86, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 in hospice care at St. Elizabeth’s Green House Home, East Greenwich, RI. Born in Woonsocket RI to Harry and Thelma Schlosser, Joan was a … more
A Tuesday, March 19, search by Westport Police turned up drugs and cash and led to three arrests. At around 7 a.m., police executed a search warrant at 118 Sodom Road. A several week long … more
Barrington Police responded to Barrington High School at about 10:15 a.m. on Friday, March 15, after a male student collapsed and was unresponsive. Police and EMTs learned that the boy had taken … more
Everyone was Irish for a day this past Sunday, when the Warren’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 11 held its annual corned beef and cabbage dinner at St. Thomas The Apostle Church on Metacom Avenue. … more
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