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A state veterinarian has ordered a quarantine on a Westport farm after the discovery of one dead pig (a sow) and concerns that an unknown number of other pigs (the tally varies wildly) may have fed … more
TIVERTON — Bad crashes, one after another last Tuesday, sent one driver to the hospital and then to court, kept police and firefighters busy much of the day, and repeatedly turned Route 24 into a … more
A Bristol legend passes away, a car goes for a dip, a group of local students head to the world championships, and some randy teens are caught stealing their needed prophylactics. These are just some … more
LITTLE COMPTON — Feature film “The Passing Season,” shot mostly in Little Compton, the hometown of director Gabriel Long, will be celebrated at Aurora Providence with a special screening and … more
[Updated] TIVERTON — An official site visit by the Tiverton Planning Board to the future Twin River Casino location in north Tiverton Saturday afternoon drew a crowd of 66 town officials and members of the public, that descended into the woods over a stone and gravel construction road to see what was there. more
TIVERTON — Marc Rousseau, who has served as town planner since February 2015, is leaving town service effective April 28. The Town Council, following an executive session on April 12, … more
Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery has announced its Sunset Music Series lineup for 2017.  “We have an amazing and diverse line-up of talent this season,” a vineyard spokesman said. For … more
The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington           38 Old River Road — Sunday, April … more
Gas prices in Rhode Island rose by 6 cents this week, averaging $2.32 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.32 price is eight cents below the national average for … more
PORTSMOUTH — R.I. State Police has issued a Silver Alert for a 73-year-old local man who was last Thursday, April 20, at 8:45 a.m. in the Baylies Avenue area in Portsmouth. Police said … more
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