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Groups in both Little Compton and Tiverton received glad tidings from the Champlin Foundation this week in the form of grants to help pay for projects. Little Compton’s Brownell Library was … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity basketball team made easy work of the Chariho Chargers at home Friday night, 66-27. The Patriots’ Lexi Greffen led all … more
TIVERTON — Due to ongoing construction at Grinnell’s Beach in Tiverton, this year’s New Year’s Day Penguin Plunge will be held at Fogland Beach near the south end of town. (Though several … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School auditorium stage Saturday night looked like a giant exploding Christmas present. In the middle of all of it were The Sweetback Sisters leading … more
TIVERTON — The state Department of Transportation provided these dtetails about a a new traffic signal coming to the corner of Fish and Bulgarmarsh roads in Tiverton. • Intersection was … more
A Fall River man who stole a car in New Bedford in April, 2017, and used it later the same day as his getaway vehicle after robbing a bank in Tiverton was sentenced today (Thursday) to 48 months in … more
TIVERTON/LITTLE COMPTON — Students in grades 3 through 8 got their first taste of Rhode Island’s new RICAS (Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System) tests last spring, and last week, they … more
The meetings were long, the debates passionate. For months, the fate of the 18.1 acres of land located just off Drift Road remained in question as community members pushed back on … more
TIVERTON — A sergeant on the Tiverton Police force has been charged with stealing gasoline from the town. Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, more
PORTSMOUTH — Get into the holiday spirit this Saturday, Dec. 8, with The Sweetback Sisters’ 10th annual Country Christmas Singalong at the Portsmouth High School auditorium, 120 … more
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