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Tiverton taxes set to rise just over 3 percent

Tiverton property taxes are expected to rise just over three percent under a $58.6 million budget tentatively approved Saturday. Though it must be approved by the state before being formally …
Providence Country Day School celebrates Class of 2024
EAST PROVIDENCE — The weather was perfect Wednesday, June 12, during commencement for the graduates in the Senior Class of 2024 at … Read More
Reclaiming a piece of greenery at Portsmouth High School
PORTSMOUTH — It’s an oasis you can’t even see from the school’s parking lot.   But for many Portsmouth High School … Read More
Senior class of 50 graduates from St. Mary Academy-Bay View
St. Mary Academy-Bay View celebrated its 148th commencement as 50 young women from across Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts … Read More
Little Compton students bid farewell
Twenty-two eighth graders at Wilbur & McMahon Schools graduated last week, cheered on by proud families, friends, and loved ones. … Read More
Portsmouth High School names its Top 10 students
They’re members of multiple honor societies, academic clubs, volunteer groups, athletic teams, and have excelled both inside and … Read More
East Bay legislators lead the way on gun violence prevention bills
One bill that gun violence prevention advocates claim as their biggest success during this year's session, and two more bills intended … Read More
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‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ comes to PHS stage

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Drama Club is bringing a classic of American drama to the stage starting this Thursday, March 21. “A Streetcar Named Desire,” …

Kinnanes honored as world's shortest St. Paddy's Day parade nears

State Representative Michelle McGaw  (District 71, Tiverton, Little Compton and Portsmouth) had special guests when the House celebrated St. Patrick's Day Thursday: Organizers of the world's …

'World's shortest' parade is in just over a week — here's what's new

Adamsville turns green Sunday afternoon, March 17, when the village hosts its third annual “World’s Shortest St. Paddy’s Day parade.” Afterwards, there will be corned beef and cabbage …
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Obituaries
Kenneth Barlow Kenneth J. Barlow, 84, of Bristol, RI passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024, after a long illness. A son of the late Florence Ashworth and beloved husband of Noreen (Butler) Barlow. Ken was a li
Anthony Melchers Anthony Melchers, 89, of Bristol passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2024. He was the husband of Kathleen (Paiva) Wilmarth. Born in Amiens, Holland, he was the son of the late John and Afke (
Paul Borges Bristol|Paul Vincent Borges, 77, of Bristol, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2024, at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Marie (Benevides) Borges for
Sports
New MetLinks officially opens for play on June 27 EAST PROVIDENCE — MetLinks, the nine-hole re-envisioned former front side of the defunct Metacomet Country Club, will officially open to the public on Thursday, June 27. The first tee time …
Portsmouth eliminated in D-3 boys’ volleyball semis PORTSMOUTH — In just its second season of competitive play, the Portsmouth High School boys’ volleyball team made it all the way to the Division III semifinals.
Portsmouth edged by Rams, 14-13, in semifinal heartbreaker PORTSMOUTH — It couldn’t have been any closer. The Portsmouth High girls’ lacrosse team battled as hard as they could, but La Salle scored just one more goal to win an epic …
Portsmouth's Chen, Gray champions at R.I. track meet PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island track and field championships at Conley Stadium in Providence Saturday featured some outstanding performances from Portsmouth High School athletes. Aiden …
Opinion
Letter: Attention food enthusiasts and community members

Are you looking for a way to give back and contribute? Look no further than the "Condiment Caring Drive" in support of the East Bay Food Pantry.

Letter: In praise of acceptance in Little Compton

I write to express my appreciation for the action of our Town Council in their response to a request from Love Wins Coastal for a council resolution. Our town values diversity of opinions and …

Letter: What is to become of South Shore Beach?

I was startled that the page-one display story in the May 30th 2024 Sakonnet Times was not the news that for the first Memorial Day in memory, there was no sand beach at Little Compton’s …

Letter: If you don’t trust ballot box, be a poll worker

To the editor: The upcoming election is all about “saving democracy,” either from government overreach by Democrats or authoritarian Republicans. I’ve been thinking a lot about …

Letter: Musings on Little Compton's Town Meeting, and the way things were

The 2024 Little Compton Financial Town Meeting is now history. Once everyone had checked in, it was called to order at 7:22 p.m. To include extensive instructions from our Town Moderator, it lasted …

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