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East Bay Prevention Coalitions, police participate in Prescription Drug Disposal Day

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the East Bay Prevention Coalitions and police departments of Bristol, Warren, Barrington and East Providence are participating in the U.S. Drug …
Little Compton continues to ponder solar rules
LITTLE COMPTON — For the fourth time since last October, the Little Compton Town Council last Thursday evening took under … Read More
Goose continues slow recovery from arrow wound
The condition of “Pierce,” the Canada goose shot by an arrow (possibly in the vicinity of the Bourne Mill Apartments in north … Read More
Tiverton Police: Don’t donate to questionable beekeeper ‘victim’
Tiverton police are cautioning people against giving money to an on-line fundraiser until they can learn more about a Facebook report … Read More
Westport farm’s liquor license bid draws fire
It already has permission to host weddings and other events, it gets liquor licenses on a per-event basis, and now Weatherlow Farms on … Read More
Three years after his death, Bob Healey's estate is far from settled
When Bob Healey was a young man, he wrote a children’s story about King Jovial, the happiest king in all the world. Like the man who … Read More
Portsmouth downs Tiverton in unified basketball, 52-30
PORTSMOUTH — After honoring their late friend Connor Peckham and celebrating its older plays for senior night, the Patriots unified … Read More
Obituaries
Connor Andrew Peckham, 18, Portsmouth Connor Andrew Peckham, 18, of Portsmouth, passed away of an unexpected illness on April 1, 2019. Connor was born on June 10, 2000, in Newport, to Dwayne Peckham and Patricia …
Diane Kostial McGuire, 85, Little Compton Diane Kostial McGuire, landscape architect, horticulturalist, scholar and mentor, passed away on February 28, 2019, at the age of 85 after an acute illness. A longtime resident of Little Compton, she …
Sports
Portsmouth High runners crowned All-Americans PORTSMOUTH — Four members of the Portsmouth High School girls’ indoor track team earned High School All-American honors by placing fourth in the 4x800 relay at the 2019 New Balance …
Tigers triumph at cheerleading states again The state champion Tiverton cheerleaders pose for a team photo after their Rhode Island Small Division victory Saturday. Front row from left are Juliana Manousos, Mackenzie Galhardo, Charline Silva, …
Portsmouth boys’ hockey team eliminated from D-II tournament PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots boys’ hockey team’s season came to an end Sunday after a loss to Ponaganset High School in the Division II quarterfinals at the Portsmouth …
Rebels knock Portsmouth girls out of basketball playoffs PORTSMOUTH — Despite Portsmouth High’s Lexi Greffen leading all scorers with 16 points, the Patriots girls’ basketball team was eliminated from Division I championship …
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Opinion
Editorial: Public-sector unions, take a bow (and then retire) Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive …
Editorial: Ray Jones Dog Park — fine idea Dartmouth has a dog park, as do Portsmouth, Fall River and lots of towns all around. Tiverton and Westport don’t have dog parks yet but could and should. Unlike bike paths, which these towns …
Letter: Today’s high school students need financial literacy To the editor: Financial Literacy Month is April of each year. This year is a special year for Rhode Islanders! In 2003, the United States Senate declared April “Financial Literacy for …
Letter: Solar projects unfairly penalize those who live nearby To the editor: When a long standing zoning ordinance is significantly changed you can be sure there will be "winners" and "losers.”  A transfer of wealth from one class of taxpayer to another …

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