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To the editor Rhode Islanders should take pride in our new, modern motor vehicle computer system. While it has been long time in the making, and it has not been without its trial and tribulations, … more
TIVERTON — Within its plant back in the woods, Tiverton Power burns gas to churn out 290 MW of electricity. But now up in its roof, the Tiverton Industrial Park facility has turned to the sun to … more
To the editor: Westport narrowly voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana last fall, 4,783 to 4,270.  Yes, there was a 500 vote difference (5.6%) but this was big presidential election … more
John K. Fitzgerald, 53, of Little Compton, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.  He was the husband of Heather (Bixby) Fitzgerald. Born in Fairborn, Ohio, son of the late Raymond … more
To the editor: In the lead story of the September 21 edition, "Council okays hire of five new officers," the police chief justifies the expenditure because of "increases in police activity in many … more
BRISTOL — Steamy conditions on an early Fall morning greeted the some 75 entrants into the 15th Annual In Step for Autism 5K Road Race and Walk held Sunday, Sept. 24, at Colt State Park. The race … more
Edward J. Francis of Portsmouth passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on September 17, 2017, his 89th birthday. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Charlotte (Smith) Francis. His … more
Monday, Sept. 11 At 11:55 a.m., a Little Compton resident driving in the area of South Lake Road called to report he may have seen a bear at the Little Compton line. At 6:36 p.m., a John Duggan Road caller complained about "goats making a lot of noise" at a nearby house. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Waterfront Productions announced at 4:45 p.m. today the Pat Benatar-Neil Giraldo concert scheduled for this evening, September 22, at Bold Point Park has been cancelled due to … more
PORTSMOUTH — When teenagers want to hide their drug use from parents, they’ll often put the contraband right on top of a bedroom bureau, said Pam Shayer.  “Do you know … more
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