Acoaxet Chapel’s new ramp an accessible and architectural gem

One thing separates the handicapped accessible ramp at Acoaxet Chapel from most others out there. It looks nothing like a handicapped ramp. From out front, even from up close, the 175-year-old …
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Tiverton gardeners adopt an island

This fall, the Tiverton Garden Club landscaped the traffic island at Exit 5 off Route 24 in Tiverton to enhance the primary entry to town. It had previously been a neglected weed patch. This project …

Featured Home: Portsmouth's Hunter Longfellow House hits market

A coupling of historic details and modern conveniences are in store at this colonial style home in the Black Point neighborhood of Portsmouth — just off Indian Avenue and a stone's throw from …

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 3 Wright Place — Sunday, Dec. 4, 12-2 p.m. Cape/Tudor, 4, 2, $349,900. Coldwell Banker, …

Little Compton Council nixes vineyard entertainment license

LITTLE COMPTON — The standing room only crowd in the Town Council Chambers Thursday, Nov. 17, burst into applause when the unanimous vote was taken.. The council, at its annual licensing hearing, had just voted in favor of Council President Robert Mushen's motion to "deny without prejudice" — until certain "issues" could be resolved —an entertainment license applied for by Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard (CSV).

Walk-out by Little Compton Ag Trust member halts action

LITTLE COMPTON — A parliamentary impasse — the disappearance of a quorum — brought an abrupt halt to the meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15, of the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust (Ag Trust).

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 88 Rumstick Road — $420,000 107 Ferry Lane — $287,500 306 Rumstick Road — …
Thomas E. Deschene, 65, Adamsville

Thomas E. Deschene, 65, of Adamsville, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at Charlton Memorial Hospital after an illness.  Thomas was the son of the late Everett and Dora (Poole) Deschene.  …

Isabelle Paine Middendorf, 86, Little Compton

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Marjorie A. Hilton, 87, Marco Island, Florida, Little Compton

Catherine E. Magnuski, 83, Tiverton

Ella Dorothea Frost, 94, formerly of Tiverton, Little Compton

Thomas Mullins, 88, Tiverton

James F. Gregory, 93, Tiverton

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One of my favorite comfort foods this time of year is a braised dish of beef, lamb or veal shanks. They make the house smell great and are delicious with the gravy spooned over mashed potatoes. Plus, …

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