THS names 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

TIVERTON — Seven former athletes, one championship team and one longtime supporter of the THS athletic program have been selected to the Tiverton High School Athletics Hall of Fame.
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Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …

Sakonnet area fire chiefs issue storm warnings

SAKONNET AREA — Tiverton and Little Compton fire chiefs as of about 1:30 p.m. Monday issued warnings and advice for residents of the towns they protect in advance of Hurricane Jose, which is projected to arrive in the area sometime Wednesday.

4 Bridges Ride participants head over the Sakonnet (photos)

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — If you were wondering what all those bicyclists were doing on the roads this morning, they were participating in the 4 Bridges Ride.  The event was a 26-mile …

4 Bridges Ride to cause traffic delays Sunday morning

The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority is warning motorists that due to the 4 Bridges Ride on Sunday, Sept. 17, early morning motorists on Aquidneck Island should be prepared for slight delays and …

DOT pledges $1 million East Bay Bike Path fix

Once again, about a month ago, a cyclist came to grief on a short stretch of the East Bay Bike Path just north of Bristol’s Beach Road. Linda Brunini-Formica didn’t see it happen but arrived …

Westport selectmen won’t block marijuana sales

WESTPORT — By unanimous vote at their last meeting, selectmen said they won’t stand in the way of marijuana shops opening for business in Westport. “By making this motion, we are taking the …
Obituaries
Claire J. Evans, 72, of Tiverton

Claire J. (Lebeau) Evans, 72, of Tiverton, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  She was the loving wife of Richard J. Evans.  Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the …

Diane M. Ferreira, 51, Tiverton

Leonard F. Harkin Jr., 70, Swansea

Shirley Ann (Eckenroth) Weiss, 80, Tiverton

Michael Moniz, 54, Tiverton

John H. Pacheco, 82, Tiverton

Kenneth F. Braz, 63, formerly of Tiverton

Frank F. Rosa Jr., 75, Little Compton

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Sports
Both Portsmouth High cross-country teams sweep in meet

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School cross-country program had a very good day at Glen Park on Monday.  Both the girls’ and boys’ teams swept the competition, with …

Tiverton's Molly Little joins U. Denver lacrosse team

Little Compton to celebrate new rec field

City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

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

Things to Do
Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

Westport and the region will celebrate the remarkable life of Paul Cuffe on Saturday with the opening and tour of an African-American Native-American Heritage Trail, and a day-full of discussion …

Let them eat zucchini bread

Tiverton seniors sew — and reap — big profits

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

Rare peek inside seven special Westport homes

Opinion
Editorial: Wedding wars

With great enthusiasm, Town Meeting voters in Westport approved an ‘agri-tourism’ measure a couple of years back that would allow all sorts of fun on farms. They did it because farmers say …

Tiverton Councilor Chabot deserves respect, support

Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

Letter: Come walk with us to fight Alzheimer’s

Letter: Many turned out in support of little Union Library

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