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Save your clams: Westport Shellstock is Saturday

Shellstock is coming this Saturday, and organizers are hoping a date change to summer will help bring in even more funds for the town's Shellfish Propagation Fund. The fundraiser will be held at …
Gravestone cleaners promise a clean slate in Little Compton
As the sun set on a beautiful summer night, a handful of local volunteers spent one recent evening scraping away at some of Little … Read More
Mayflower Wind launches virtual exhibition room
PORTSMOUTH — Mayflower Wind, the developer of an offshore wind energy lease area located off the coast of Massachusetts that could … Read More
Portsmouth: Mayflower Wind reps grilled about cable route
PORTSMOUTH — During an informational meeting before the Town Council Tuesday night, Mayflower Wind representatives were peppered … Read More
Tiverton police logs: DUIs, assault, trespassing charges
Monday, July 25 A caller from Stafford Road called in an animal complaint at 8:32 a.m. Stephon Calice, 26, of 182 Whipple St., … Read More
Tiverton council talks anti-semitism, Mayflower Wind
The Tiverton Town Council was expected Tuesday evening to discuss whether to hire an attorney to represent its interests as the … Read More
Photos: Rain's on the way; will it be enough for the farmers?
Farmers across Westport and Little Compton have been watching for rain for months and up until this week, had little reason to be … Read More
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"Mickey" documentary showing at The Eisenhower House

Newport film outdoors will be showing "Mickey: The Story of a Mouse" at The Eisenhower House on Thursday, August 11. There will be food trucks on-site and live music by  Chelsea Ambrose and …

The Fabulous Thunderbirds play in Fall River

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River is holding a concert series, with shows every weekend in August.  The Fabulous Thunderbirds is performing on Saturday, August 13. Songs like "Tuff …

Narrows Center presents Amy Helm

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River is holding a concert series, with shows every weekend in August.  Singer-songwriter Amy Helm will be performing songs from her newest album, "What …
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Obituaries
Edgar Kelley Jr. Edgar A. Kelley, Jr., 93, of Tiverton, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Brookdale Sakonnet Bay. He was the longtime companion of Gertraud Poli of Austria and husband of the late Florence (K
Janice O'Neill Vernon, Connecticut|Janice (Marcoux) O'Neill, 82, of Vernon, CT, beloved wife of James F. O'Neill, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Central Fa
Sandra Lombardi Sandra A. (Munroe) Lombardi, 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of John M. Lombardi, Sr. for 64 years. Born in Providence,
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Sports
Portsmouth High Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony is Oct. 8 PORTSMOUTH — The fifth annual Portsmouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St., …
Tiverton all stars run over Massachusetts 9-4 The Tiverton softball all-stars beat Massachusetts-Canton 9-4 to split their two games over the weekend in the 12U softball regional tournament in Bristol, CT, on Sunday. Tiverton loss 12-1 to …
Tiverton girls on cusp of state softball title The Tiverton 11-12 girls softball all-stars smashed 13 hits and stole 15 bases in crushing South Kingstown 23-1 in three innings to take game one of a best of three series to win the state …
Tiverton all-stars crush South Kingstown 23-1 in state tourney The Tiverton 11-12 girls softball all-stars smashed 13 hits and stole 15 bases in crushing South Kingstown 23-1 in three innings to take game one of a best of three series to win the state …
Opinion
Letter: 'Time of Beauty' as summer carries on

I am sure you have noticed how an ordinary looking teenager suddenly changes into someone you want to look at again and again. I call it their time of beauty and that is what is happening in the Back …

Letter: What proof do I need? I know it all

I enjoy watching major league baseball games, and the Washington Nationals, the Nats, are my team. To date they’re in last place in the NL East Division with a record of 35-68 and are beginning …

Letter: First the fork, and now Bernie's Blues?

The large fork at the crossroad, which put a smile on so many faces, was broken and stolen. Thankfully, it is being repaired and returned to its rightful spot. However, the little stand called …

Letter: Gun advocates’ claims are just myths

I read the letter “Shall not be infringed” with amusement and despair. I would like to address a few of the claims the writer made in his letter: 1. When did a …

Letter: Two observations concerning bicycle safety

As we look ahead to the fall, I have two major concerns about student safety while riding bicycles to school based on my observations this summer. 1. I have seen many young bicycle riders (and …

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