State ranks town officials' salaries

School administrators throughout the East Bay are among local towns' highest earners, according to a salary survey released this week by the Rhode Island Department of Revenue's Municipal Finance …
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Busy season at hand for South Coast bluebirds

As the days in February grow longer, Eastern bluebirds are some of the first birds to locate a place to start a nest. The male bluebird is rich baby blue on the back with an orange-brown bordered …

House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled this weekend in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 53 Lamson Road — Sunday, Feb. 26, 1-2:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 1.5, $359,000. Residential Properties, …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in recent weeks in towns around East Bay: Barrington 1 Gregory Court — $470,000 78 Massasoit Ave. — $214,000 33 Priscilla Drive — …

Little Compton Police: Concert sign stickers investigated

Monday, Feb. 13 Police officers discovered several state and town traffic signs that had been defaced with bumper stickers voicing opposition to Alex and Ani vineyard concerts . Police are …

Crops to casino: Family sells former Tiverton farmland to Twin River

TIVERTON — Les Cory and family had been trying to sell their 40-plus acres in northeast Tiverton for years, so it was welcome news when a serious buyer approached. “It was completely out of …

Free tuition an ‘investment’ in state’s future: Gov’s office

In today’s changing world, a high school diploma is not enough to secure sustainable employment into the future. At least some college education is critical, and therefore should be part of the …
Obituaries
Joseph Bevilacqua, 85, Little Compton

Joseph Bevilacqua, 85, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017,  at his home in Little Compton. Born October 20, 1931, to John and Grace Bevilacqua, he grew up in Elmira, NY. Joe graduated from …

Marilyn Anne Penney, 75, Little Compton

Norma Palmer, Little Compton

Robert J. Perrello, 96

Mark Philip Harty, 65, Westport Point

Robert B. Babcock, Tiverton and Talbott, Tenn.

Janice Vincent, 74, Tiverton

Robert E. Carroll, 80, Westport

Sports
Portsmouth High boys take 4th in state swim meet

PORTSMOUTH — Vincent Downs-Honey was a runner-up in two races to power Portsmouth High School to a fourth-place finish in the state swimming championships Saturday at Brown …

Portsmouth girls take 2nd in state indoor track, Merrill shines

Portsmouth boys cruise to 76-48 win on senior night

Portsmouth Abbey wrestlers are EIL champs

Tigers stay perfect in division after thriller

Things to Do
In Westport, sweet sounds from under the sea

WESTPORT — The Westport High School auditorium stage will be transformed to a warm, wonderful (except for one scary water witch) world beneath the sea this Thursday and Friday evening as Westport …

Oar art — Oars replace buoys in artists’ Watershed effort

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Rustic fruit tarts are pretty and a sweet treat in winter

A delicious cod dish that won’t ruin your New Year’s resolutions

Opinion
Letter: Vote yes on Question 7

To the editor: There isn’t a need more basic than having a place to call home. Unfortunately, too many Rhode Islanders struggle to find a home or apartment that they can reasonably afford, …

Editorial: Vote YES on 6

Letter: Make a commitment to end domestic violence

Letter: Alliance helps give peace a chance

Editorial: Face facts — Climate Change is real

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