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A long-time teacher from Bristol has been honored for his work to improve education for at-risk students who don’t always do well in traditional high school settings. On Friday, dozens of … more
PORTSMOUTH — Four turnovers by the visiting South Kingstown Rebels translated to a 27-14 victory for the Portsmouth High School’s varsity football team Friday night. more
A longtime Barrington resident who paid closed attention to the town's budget discussions this past spring, said he was very surprised when he saw construction crews recently break ground on the new … more
They protested animal cruelty leniency in front of Fall River District Court, and animal advocates also took the Board of Selectmen to task recently for what they called silence on behalf of … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The rematch of last fall’s Division III girls’ soccer title game between host East Providence High School and Johnston played in intermittent fog Saturday night, Oct. 14, … more
LITTLE COMPTON — Official estimates of damage done by recent storms Jose and Maria to Little Compton's South Shore Beach have yet to be made. However, Town Council President Robert Mushen, from out-of-town while traveling, said "the beach condition now is approximately what it typically is in the spring." Mr. Mushen referred queries to the beach commission, whose chairman. Bill Ryan, could not be reached despite several calls. more
TIVERTON — The Tiverton Town Council last Tuesday night, Oct. 10, approved a contract to provide some real shade for Grinnell's Beach beach goers next season. It awarded a $47,000 contract for the construction of a "sail shade" area at the beach to Probuilt Designs, LLC, of Marshfield, Massachusetts. more
TIVERTON — Despite a last minute hitch, the Tiverton Town Council last Tuesday approved the award of a base $1.8 million contract to the John Rocchio Corporation of Smithfield to rehabilitate the Stone Bridge Abutment. more
TIVERTON — The Longplex sports complex on Industrial Way went to the Tiverton Zoning Board of Review (ZBR) for a hearing on August 2, asking for six signs, two of them huge, to be erected at the athletic facility’s site. It left the hearing with just one sign approved by the zoners. more
TIVERTON — By any measure, the massive Longplex sports center under construction along Industrial Way in Tiverton, a little north of Fish Road, is imposing. It's clearly visible traveling in either direction north of the town on Route 24 more
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