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Big changes in Sakonnet council, school committee races

Seven candidates will compete for seven seats on the Tiverton Town Council in this November's general election. And while most current council members hope to be re-elected, two have decided to bow …
Sakonnet aquaculture bill dead for now as General Assembly adjourns
Legislation that would have restricted aquaculture operations along the Sakonnet River remained stalled in the House of … Read More
State leaders talk slushies, mimosas, taxes and regulations
Rhode Island’s (now) Commerce Secretary and Lieutenant Governor meet with business leaders in Warren. Read More
Little Compton protest targets Roe vs. Wade ruling
One woman spoke of her decision to have an abortion and how it enabled her to escape an abusive marriage. Another talked of an ectopic … Read More
Little Compton students say good-bye to Wilbur & McMahon
Twenty-three eighth graders at the Wilbur & McMahon Schools said goodbye to their hometown school Thursday, when they graduated in … Read More
Tiverton talks solar, imposes Fogland parking fines
Notes and points from the Tiverton Town Council's most recent meeting, held last Monday: Solar energy A council-appointed group … Read More
Tiverton police: Four DUIs Saturday
Monday, June 13 Tiffany Palmer, 27, of 823 Decan Hill Road Ripton, Vt., was charged with driving under the influence of liquor, .10 … Read More
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Little Compton book includes new information on Cuffe

A new Little Compton Historical Society book that details the interesting histories and ownership of six private homes, two “lost” houses, and the society's own Wilbor House and Quaker …

Fireworks will light up the East Bay sky this holiday weekend

There are four planned fireworks shows taking place this Sunday and Monday, July 3 and 4, in the East Bay region. Bristol The Bristol Fourth of July Fireworks Display is scheduled for Sunday, …

PBS producing Little Compton film, and you can be the star

They say the best stories are often the ones that never get told. There's a chance to change that this year, with the help of Rhode Island PBS. The state's public broadcasting station is …
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Obituaries
Jerome Squatrito Our beloved Jerome A. Squatrito, 79, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. He was the loving husband and high school sweetheart of Elaine (DaPonte) Squatrito for 56 years bef
Anne Rocha Anne P. (McDonnell) Rocha 79, of Little Compton, RI passed away peacefully at home on June 29th, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was the Loving wife of the late James J. Rocha. Born in C
Adeline Calitri 91, of Barrington passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Freddy Calitri. Addie was born in Great Falls, Montana, a daughter of the late Fiorino and Lillian (Taba
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Sports
Photos: Illusion wins St. David’s Lighthouse division in Newport Bermuda Race Illusion won the largest division in the race, St. David’s Lighthouse Division with 108 boats. Illusion, a Cal 40 owned by Sally and Stan Honey of Palo Alto, California, is the fourth Cal …
Kluth first male New England track champ from Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH — Kaden Kluth continued his historic running season on June 11 when he became the first-ever Portsmouth High male track athlete to be crowned New England champion.
Portsmouth High’s Casey wins high jump at state track meet Morgan Casey was the only East Bay competitor, girl or boy, to win a gold medal at Saturday’s Rhode Island high school outdoor track and field championships at Brown University. Casey, …
Portsmouth girls’ LAX team ends dominating season with state title CRANSTON — A semifinal scare may have been the motivation the Portsmouth High School girls’ lacrosse team needed Sunday afternoon to get back to what it did all season long: …
Opinion
Letter: Why should locals lose access to South Shore Beach?

South Shore beach is a breathtaking natural resource in Little Compton. For generations it was known as the "Town Beach" enjoyed mainly by residents with some visitors. However, in the recent past …

Letter: Bowens have a point on NIMBYism, but not that one

John and Patrick Bowen assert that the opposition to their proposed oyster farm at Seapowet Marsh is an example of NIMBYISM (Not in my backyard). They are absolutely correct! As Little Compton …

Letter: Come to Tiverton Monday to honor holiday's true meaning

I would like the general public to remember what the holiday on July 4th is really all about. It's not about cookouts, parades, or fireworks. It's about "life, liberty, and the pursuit of …

Letter: An open letter to Ted Cruz of Texas

Thanks to you, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, we have the solution to school safety.  One single entrance with an armed guard at his/her post. Well, by golly, this idea requires a closer …

Letter: Why should locals lose access to South Shore Beach?

South Shore beach is a breathtaking natural resource in Little Compton. For generations it was known as the "Town Beach" enjoyed mainly by residents with some visitors. However, in the recent past …

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