Westport schools vote to reduce some student fees

At its fourth meeting on the subject, the School Committee has agreed on several student fee reductions and a hike in school lunch costs for younger grades. At its July 10 meeting, the committee …
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Courts: Stone House must cease weddings, events

LITTLE COMPTON — A series of court actions between Wednesday and Friday last week have slammed a lid on loud and heavily-trafficked activities and weddings at the Stone House. A Superior Court order states that the Stone House is precluded "from conducting weddings, receptions, or other special events for the foreseeable future, including the ones scheduled for this weekend."

Forty years later, who killed Lyla Poitras?

TIVERTON — Forty years have now passed since Lyla J. Poitras vanished from her Tiverton house sometime late on June 27, 1977. Just over two weeks later, crews cutting grass along William …

House hunt: Open houses planned this weekend in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled this weekend in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 11 Ridgewood Road — Sunday, July 23, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 5, 3, $824,900. Mott & Chace …

Providence Country Day School lists third trimester honors

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Providence Country Day School has announced its honor roll of students for the third and final trimester of the 2016-17 term. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown. Rhode Island8, …

Eagle Scout employs lessons learned from house fire

Aaron Sousa was 14 and off to school on the morning of May 7, 2013 when a sudden fire tore through his family’s 89 Jillian Way home in Westport. The Sousa’s have since rebuilt on the same …

Tests on Tiverton mosquitoes reveal EEE

Mosquito samples collected in Tiverton, Pawtucket and Westerly on June 26 have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management …
Obituaries
Nora K. Jerome, 85, Westport

Nora K. (Treacy) Jerome, 85, of Westport died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at St. Anne's Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Francis E. Jerome. Born in Trinidad, West Indies, daughter of the late …

John McFarland Bergland III, MD, 85, Westport

Judith Beiser Sands, Westport

Alvin W. Tripp, 92, Westport

John C. (Junior) Silvia, 78, Westport

Richard H. Wordell, 89, Westport

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Walton H. Earle, 82, of Westport

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Sports
City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

East Providence was the hub of golf, locally and regionally, over the last few weeks as a player with local ties captured the state’s top amateur prize while another took home the title as one …

Westport's baseball playoff run ends at Mashpee

Westport's six-run fourth provides playoff opening win

Bourne ousts Westport girls tennis from playoffs

Westport girls tennis team drives toward playoffs

Things to Do
A glossy, sticky teriyaki fish made on top of the stove

I’ve spent the last month using and seeking out recipes that don’t require the use of the oven. I’m not a huge griller, so the top of the stove is my preference when the …

Little Compton summer fair offers something for everyone

Westport Fair: Let the fun and foolishness begin

'Red Book' is free online and will ease research in U.S. states and counties

Buzzards Bay Swim cancelled due to storms

Opinion
Letter: Spotlighting animal cruelty hardly an absurd over-reaction

To the editor: My oh my, Thomas Collins must be patting himself on the back for the multiple clever little digs he surely believes he included in his letter to the editor. Well, Mr. Collins, as …

Letter: ‘Nope, I own a farm!’ — a sad response to cruelty

Letter: Animal atrocities — despite the outrage, little has changed

Letter: Kilmartin continues tradition of AG obfuscation

Editorial: For monarchs' sake, spare the milkweed

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