Chief Marshal McDermott to lead Westport 4th parade

If it’s not too much to ask of Mother Nature, a day just like last July 4 would be mighty nice, say organizers of Westport’s annual Fourth of July Parade. The Parade steps off Tuesday at 10 …
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Tiverton taxpayers’ group endorses nine for charter review

In a pair of press releases issued Friday, the Tiverton Taxpayers Association (TTA) and its Political Action Committee (PAC) released statements and endorsements regarding the July 18 election for …

A July weekend celebration of Ted Hood's boats

Ted Hood had a hand in the creation of countless boats — sail and power — and the Herreshoff Marine Museum invites owners of Hood-designed boats to a three-day rendezvous at the museum in …

Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island fell by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.29 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.29 price isequal to the national average for regular …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 11 Ridgeway Road — Sunday, June 25, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 5, 3, $869,000. Mott & Chace …

All charges against Tiverton lieutenant dismissed, except one

TIVERTON — Second District Court Judge Colleen Hastings dismissed all but one of 58 criminal misdemeanor charges against Tiverton Police Department Lieutenant Timothy Panell Thursday morning in a plea agreement filed with the court Thursday. On the remaining charge — Count 1, obtaining money under false pretenses — Lieutenant Panell was allowed to "maintain a plea of not guilty," said Lt. Panell's lawyer, Norman L. Landroche Jr., following the court proceeding.

Quahogger frees tangled turtle in upper bay

Rob Russo was quahogging near Ohio Ledge (roughly between Colt State Park and Warwick Neck) last Tuesday when he came upon a large sea turtle apparently tangled in a buoy line. He posted an …
Obituaries
Benjamin F. Lewis 95, Tiverton

Benjamin F. Lewis 95, of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  Born in Tiverton, he was the son of the late Elsie Lewis Hall.  Mr.Lewis had worked  as a carpenter for Williams …

Michael Joseph Gorman, 88, Tiverton

Thomas H. Levesque III, 40, Portsmouth

Karen Durfee, 67, Tiverton

Dr. William E. Condon, VMD, 71

Brian N. McGlynn, 57, Tiverton

Rachel M. Anselmo, 32, Tiverton

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

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Sports
Tiverton Athletic Athletic Hall of Fame nominees sought

TIVERTON — The Tiverton High School Athletic Hal of Fame is seeking nominations as it prepares for its fifth year of inducting players, coaches and supporters. The 2017 induction ceremony will …

Baseball playoffs: Tigers lose pitching duel to Prout, 1-0

Tigers fall in softball finals after extraordinary turnaround season

Tiverton bows in lacrosse semifinals

Tiverton lacrosse beats Toll Gate in quarters

Things to Do
'Red Book' is free online and will ease research in U.S. states and counties

If you’ve researched in a state far from home, you know how annoying it can be (and expensive if you have to send $24 or more every time you want a vital record mailed to you.And, expenses …

Allens Pond offers osprey experience

Notorious shipwrecks off Westport — new exhibit

Westport scouting Touch-a-Truck returns Sunday, June 11

Fluffy baked eggs (or cloud eggs) are a fun breakfast

Opinion
Letter: Tiverton's Charter isn’t merely about FTR and finances

To the editor: Good government requires elected officials who come to the table with their own ideas and perspectives about the small and large issues they will face. It also requires that these …

Letter: Tiverton Taxpayers’ Association questions deserve answers

Letter: TTA charter slate offers townspeople win-win

Letter: Tiverton the loser under flawed budget system

Letter: Candidates push personal agenda, silence dissenters

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