Dock death, Drug explosion, Heartwarming gesture, and More: East Bay top stories

Take a look back at some of the biggest stories from around the East Bay in the past week. Click on the headlines to read the full story. Man dies after accident on Prudence Island Ferry dock A …
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Possible arson suspected in Tiverton fire

At 5 a.m., Friday, August 18, 2017, an on duty police officer discovered flames coming from a business located at 2423 Main Road in Tiverton. The fire was quickly extinguished, said Tiverton Fire Chief Robert Lloyd. There were no injuries, and the business is still in operation. The nature of the fire is suspicious, he said.

Ray Pat sleeps with the fishes

TIVERTON — The end came quietly for the 64-year-old motoryacht Ray Pat Monday on Tiverton’s Nanaquaket Pond. The moored 42-foot 1953 wooden Chris Craft settled 15 feet to the muddy bottom …

Little Compton beach closed due to high surf

The state  closed South Shore Beach in Little Compton to swimming Wednesday due to high surf kicked up by Hurricane Gert as it passes south of the state. The surf at the beach was as high as …

Rocha and ‘Panda’ win duck derby grand prize

Caron Rocha’s little duck ‘Panda’ out-paddled 5,926 competitors to finish first across the line at Saturday’s Allens Pond Duck Derby in Westport. The victory leaves the Dartmouth resident …

Raft adrift prompts Mount Hope Bay search

The Coast Guard and other rescuers searched Mount Hope Bay for hours Saturday morning for a possible person in the water after an unmanned, homemade raft was found adrift. Searchers focused on the …

Tiverton B&E suspect chased, caught in Mass.

TIVERTON — After allegedly breaking into a house on Lake Road in Tiverton, and attempting to run over a Tiverton police officer as he fled, 49-year-old Michael Joseph Cuoto of Mattapoisett was apprehended late Friday by police in Dartmouth, after a lengthy chase.
Frank F. Rosa Jr., 75, Little Compton

Frank F. Rosa Jr., 75, of Little Compton, peacefully passed away at home on Sunday, August 13, 2017, with his wife by his side. He was the husband of Judith (Goulart) Rosa with whom he shared 55 …

Ruth C. Berube, 88, Tiverton

Linda C. Byers, 77, Middletown

Robert L. Thornsbury, 82, Tiverton

Antone P. DeMenezes, 89, Tiverton

Adam M. Cleary 29, Tiverton

Cynthia (Nickerson) Hudson

Keith G. Mottas, 42, Tiverton

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Little Compton to celebrate new rec field

LITTLE COMPTON — Suspense and hard work dating back to 2014 will culminate Saturday, August 5, when the new town recreation field will be dedicated (rain date is Sunday).  It will be a ceremony accompanied by some serious hoopla extending into the evening — comments about honorees, for whom the field, tennis courts, and walking path will be named, two soccer games, a chicken barbecue, hot dogs, music, and fireworks.

City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

Portsmouth 11s All-Stars win in grand fashion, advance to states

Barrington's 10U Majors All Stars headed to finals

Tiverton Athletic Athletic Hall of Fame nominees sought

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'Bold' move: Waterfront Productions opens first season in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — It quite literally was a “bold” move for Waterfront Productions, LLC, the live events promoters, to rest the fortunes of its business at an untested and untried location and …

Rare peek inside seven special Westport homes

Town set to celebrate Tiverton Days

West Place Animal Sanctuary open for tours Aug. 5

A glossy, sticky teriyaki fish made on top of the stove

Letter: Busy goldfinch takes aim at hummingbird feeder

To the editor: A faithful reader waylaid me the other day to describe some strange behavior on the part of “a little bird that had some yellow on it.” The bird was working on completely …

Letter: Power rates are rising; here’s what you can do

Family Search discontinuing microfilm loans; Canada celebrates 150th

Editorial: Veterans coming home

Letter: Councilor Edwards tried to help, scarcely deserved attack

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