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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 an outdoor, evening celebration at the school. The students …
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
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 … Read More
Retiring Portsmouth principal: ‘My whole life has been around kids’
PORTSMOUTH — When Joseph Amaral’s family first came to the United States from the Azores, he was just 5 years old. “One … Read More
Clock ticking on Sakonnet aquaculture legislation
With the legislative session set to adjourn at the end of the week, the clock is ticking on legislation that would restrict … Read More
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 … Read More
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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 …

Sandywoods resumes live music every other Sunday

After a two-year hiatus, anyone with a guitar, a song and a dream can play at Sandywoods in Tiverton this Sunday, as the arts center resumes its regular open mike shows.

Tiverton student film considers pandemic's toll

The white noise, a deafening, thick thing that pushes out all else, has consumed Mara's life: It drowns out her mother's incessant drone. Her friends' questions and concerns. It threatens …
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John Galligan GALLIGAN, John "Jack" Donald, of Little Compton, RI, October 9th, 1932 – June 24th, 2022 Jack was born and raised in Washington DC, the eldest of three children of Donald and Mary (Flaherty
Eileen Malafronte Eileen (Furtado) Malafronte, 75, of Bristol, died peacefully at home after a year-long illness on June 21, 2022. She was the devoted wife of Ralph A. Malafronte for over 53 years. Born in Fall River
Linda Perry 65, of Asselin Street, Warren, died peacefully at the home of her sister Carol L. St. Angelo of Barrington on Friday June 24, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Daniel L
Aging Adults - Incorporate These Five Habits to Live Your Best Life

Yes, you can change.  Creating healthy habits can be done at any age. And while adopting the 5 habits listed below won’t make you look like a 20 year old (unless your actually 20) – …

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: …
Portsmouth competes in state team golf championship PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School golf team qualified for the state team championships at Cranston Country Club earlier this week and had its first chance to play an 18-hole competitive …
Portsmouth girls storm back to win D-2 lacrosse semifinals PORTSMOUTH — Down six goals with under 20 minutes to play? No problem for the Portsmouth High School girls’ lacrosse team, which came back to beat Cranston West in a wild semifinal …
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 …

Letter: Defend your neighbors, fight aquaculture proposal

To the editor: Once again, I find myself writing in defense of my Tiverton neighbors, various other local and statewide stakeholders, and the underserved communities impacted by the pending oyster …

Letter: Tiverton Planning Board members deserve an apology

To the editor: For the past year there has been considerable private and public bashing of the Tiverton Planning Board by a couple of Tiverton town councilors, the Tiverton Town Administrator and …

Letter: Little Compton’s affordable housing dilemma

To the editor: Limited natural resources and not snob zoning restrict the building of affordable housing in Little Compton. A Research Report by Statewide Planning in 1986 dictated at a minimum, …

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