Featured home: Unique replica of sea captain's home

Enjoy your own private country retreat on two peaceful acres in South Rehoboth. This is not another cookie cutter home. The 3,735 square-foot home captures all the details of the past while providing …
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Edwards named to House leadership posts

House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Tiverton, Portsmouth) has been chosen to serve on the House Finance, Judiciary, Oversight and Labor committees for the 2017-18 legislative …

Aging home fuel tanks pose big risk

TIVERTON — The hazards created by large numbers of aging underground fuel tanks in town will be explored next Wednesday, Jan.18., in a workshop organized by the Tiverton Conservation …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in recent days in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 500 Middle Highway — $337,000 8 Western Ave. — $264,000 4 Tallwood Drive — …

Sen. Seveney of Portsmouth receives committee assignments

PROVIDENCE — Sen. James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) has been appointed by President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed to serve on the Senate Finance, Special …

Canario named House deputy majority leader

Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) was appointed to the position of deputy majority leader Wednesday by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello. Rep. Canario …

Tiverton Town Administrator Matt Wojcik out

TIVERTON — The contract for Town Administrator Matt Wojcik, that expires Feb. 24, has not been renewed by the Town Council. In a brief one-paragraph statement, Town Council President Joan Chabot announced the decision Wednesday night at 10:20 p.m. "After review, the employment contract of the Tiverton Town Administrator, Matthew Wojcik, will not be renewed by the Town Council. The current employment contract’s term is three years, ending on February 24, 2017, with an additional four (4) month period after that date, to June 24, 2017. Mr. Wojcik will continue to serve as Town Administrator during that time, and may apply for the position of Town Administrator during the application process," read the statement.
Obituaries
Alison M. Shakarian, PhD, 51, Tiverton

Alison M. Shakarian, PhD, 51, of Tiverton, professor of biology and biomedical sciences, Salve Regina University, died at home Tuesday, January 10, 2017. A 13th generation Portsmouth native and …

Albert A. LePage Sr., 93, Tiverton

Everett Marshall Willis III, 37, Tiverton

Robert R. Salois, 82, Tiverton

Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Kathleen M. Helger, 63, Tiverton

Alfred J. Archambault, Waxahachie, Texas

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Sports
Boys Basketball: Tiverton hoopsters roll over Mt. Hope

BRISTOL — The Tiverton High School boys’ basketball team continues to exceed the high expectations set for them at the beginning of the season as they remain undefeated in Division III play. …

Tiverton girls have no trouble with Burrillville

Portsmouth downs Barrington, Tiverton in boys’ hoops

Davies star sinks Tiverton girls by one point

Tigers attempt to tame Division III in boys' basketball

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

I bought a beautiful cod loin a couple of weeks ago and, with the holidays coming (and all the rich food and desserts to look forward to), I didn’t want to make something as rich as our …

Enjoying ‘lobster’ on a cod budget

Back Eddy: We dare you!

Christmas Concert at Bliss Four Corners Church Sunday

Comfort food doesn’t get any better than a braise

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

Editorial: Face facts — Climate Change is real

Letter: Hey cartoonist, get some help

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