A century ago, an icy end to Cross Rip Lightship

The frigid weather of late brings to mind one of the saddest of all New England sea ice sagas, the loss one century ago this winter of the Cross Rip Lightship (LV-6). The Cross Rip, one of several …
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Rotary to host casino meet-and-greet

TIVERTON — The Portsmouth Tiverton Rotary Club will host a Tiverton Casino presentation and meet-and-greet next Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Li’l Bear Sports Club, 983 Main Road, Tiverton. The event …

Photos from the deep freeze: harbors and rivers of ice

An extended period of deep, freezing temperatures — with daytime air in single digits and wind chills below zero — has created sights, sounds and vistas rarely seen anymore. Residents …

Tiverton Police: Thefts from vehicles, impersonation charged

Thursday, Dec. 28 Michael D. Chenard, 47, of Fall River was charged with larceny under $500 from a motor vehicle, two counts of tampering with vehicles, impersonation of a police officer, and …

Tiverton librarian and trustee retire after decades of service

TIVERTON —Janet Linhares retired last Thursday, Dec. 27, after 30 years as the children’s librarian in Tiverton. And days before, …

Gallery: Forbidden, frigid, foolish, fun

Tiverton’s Penguin Plunge was the first to go, shut down by town order on Friday evening. Westport’s Back Eddy restaurant held out a bit longer — finally opting to halt its annual plunge off …
Obituaries
Carmine Frank Ripa, 72, Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Carmine Frank Ripa, 72, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., passed away December 30, 2017, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer with his wife and daughters by his side. Born on January 4, 1945, …

Mark Thomas Pobzeznik, 60, formerly of Tiverton

George W. "Chuck" Letendre, 95, Tiverton

Theresa Hayden, 94, Tiverton

Gerard T. Powers, 77 Tiverton

Richard Houldsworth Gaskell, 73, Tiverton

Rodney S. Santos, 52, Prudence Island

Jane P. Cabot, 87, Little Compton

Things to Do
Cold causes cancellation of Westport Land Trust's New Year's Day Walk

The Westport Land Conservation Trusts annual New Year's Day Walk to the Let Conservation Area had been cancelled due to the forecast for continued extreme cold. Temperatures below 15 degrees are in …

Restoring Atlantic Puffins to Maine — a rescue mission

Will Warren pumpkins squash world record? Today's the day

’Shellstock’ — concert for clams etc. — is Oct. 15

Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

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