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They had to delay the work after thunder and lightning moved through the area Thursday, but a Little Compton man and a group of friends finally got decent weather Friday and managed to attach a new … more
PORTSMOUTH — The clouds cleared and the sun shone brightly as faculty, staff and members of the Portsmouth Abbey Class of 2024 walked across the Holy Lawn at the onset of the school’s … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High girls’ varsity lacrosse team advanced in the Division I state playoffs with a 17-12 victory over Barrington at home on Thursday, May 23. Sophia … more
PORTSMOUTH — A young Portsmouth High School baseball team will begin its playoff run this afternoon (May 24), with a Division I preliminary game at home against Moses Brown at 4:30 p.m. … more
The Tiverton firefighters’ union and its president David McGovern filed suit against Tiverton Fire Chief William Bailey and the Town of Tiverton Friday, alleging the chief and town violated … more
Every real estate market presents opportunities. The challenge is finding them. Today’s market, especially in the East Bay of Rhode Island and Southcoast of Massachusetts, is much the same … more
As president of a group representing over 200 homeowners at Countryview Estates in Tiverton, Al Affonso is in a unique position to hear from many of his neighbors regarding the town’s property … more
  In what may have been the shortest annual meeting in recent memory, 294 residents packed the auditorium at Wilbur & McMahon School for Tuesday night’s Financial Town Meeting in … more
PORTSMOUTH — When Portsmouth High School senior Keira Boxell joined her twin sister, Mayakla, and their Providence friend, Jully Myrthil, on a leadership journey to South Africa last … more
PORTSMOUTH — When Portsmouth High School seniors enjoy the fun and safety of their “Post Prom” on June 5, they’ll have some youngsters half their size to thank for helping to … more
A local Knights of Columbus council marked the end of an era last week when members distributed more than $1 million — proceeds from the sale of its old home — to four local churches and … more
TIVERTON — One day after a staffing shortage forced the temporary closure of one of Tiverton’s three fire stations, town administrator Chris Cotta announced at an emergency town council … more
The Tiverton Planning Board is proposing a major re-write of the town’s residential zoning map, including the elimination of the R-80 zoning district and addition of a new R-120 district that … more
A Tiverton girl recently won a bronze medal at the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Kids World Championships in Morristown, N.J., placing near the top of the 876-competitor field. … more
The State of Rhode Island recently moved one step closer to a law that would regulate electric bicycles on all state properties, including bike paths. Passed by the full House of Representatives two … more
Little Compton voters will be asked next week to approve a recommended budget of $17.7 million for FY 2025, an increase of $213,127 (1.2 percent) over the current fiscal year, and will also tackle … more
A writer, teacher, lecturer and highly regarded religious leader who has led seven churches in 50 years, including four in which she was the first woman ever to serve as pastor, is embarking on a new path as interim pastor of the United Congregational Church of Little Compton. With the church in a transitional period following the departure of former senior minister Reverend Rebecca Floyd Marshall, the Reverend Dr. Donna Schaper has stepped in to fill her place, at least temporarily. more
PORTSMOUTH — Peruse Maggie Lauder’s résumé and you’ll find it filled to the brim with awards and recognitions. more
Monday, May 6 An animal complaint came in from Mill Street at 10:21 a.m., and another from the Longplex complex at 4:17 p.m. Kelly J. Viveiros, 54, of 1 Mill St., Apt. 1123, was charged … more
A healing sanctuary during a time of great trouble in the world. A place where inspiration lies in massive majestic vistas and small encounters. And a place of mystery at the edge of the ocean. … more
PORTSMOUTH — Everything seems to be clicking right now for the Portsmouth High School softball team, which is on a four-game win streak. more
PORTSMOUTH — A Portsmouth High School senior is one of only 161 across the country to be honored as a U.S. Presidential Scholar. more
It’s a dream local cycling enthusiasts have nurtured for more than two decades — the creation of a safe, recreational pedestrian and bike pathway that would connect the Sakonnet River … more
The Little Compton Budget Committee is recommending Financial Town Meeting approval of a plan that would change the town's tax structure, and how the Agricultural Conservancy Trust is funded. … more
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High track and field athletes won several events at the RIIL Eastern Division Championships held Saturday at Barrington High School. more
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