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The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Monday to endorse the creation of a special animal abuse unit within the District Attorney’s office. Animal rights activists had called for such a unit … more
LITTLE COMPTON — Official estimates of damage done by recent storms Jose and Maria to Little Compton's South Shore Beach have yet to be made. However, Town Council President Robert Mushen, from out-of-town while traveling, said "the beach condition now is approximately what it typically is in the spring." Mr. Mushen referred queries to the beach commission, whose chairman. Bill Ryan, could not be reached despite several calls. more
TIVERTON — Despite a last minute hitch, the Tiverton Town Council last Tuesday approved the award of a base $1.8 million contract to the John Rocchio Corporation of Smithfield to rehabilitate the Stone Bridge Abutment. more
TIVERTON — By any measure, the massive Longplex sports center under construction along Industrial Way in Tiverton, a little north of Fish Road, is imposing. It's clearly visible traveling in either direction north of the town on Route 24 more
Players from the Westport United Boys U12 and U11 soccer teams joined forces over the Columbus Day weekend to play in the Columbus Cup in Mansfield, which drew more than 100 teams from Massachusetts, … more
The Westport field hockey team is the epitome of a young team. The nine freshmen on the team are the oldest players. They also have eight eighth graders, and three seventh graders. “The team … more
Pumpkin growers from across New England will be chasing a world record when they converge on Frerichs Farm Saturday for the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ annual weigh-off, … more
LITTLE COMPTON — The state Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close Snell Road, from East Main Road to Long Highway, in Little Compton weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., effective Wednesday, … more
Caron Rocha adopted “Panda” along with 12 other ducks for the 2017 Allens Pond Duck Derby and Panda delivered. The yellow rubber duck took first place and presented her owner with the task of … more
Although it comes at a higher price, a new school with a more traditional look is a better fit for Westport and stands a better chance of approval by town voters than one with a contemporary … more
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