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Twenty-two eighth graders at Wilbur & McMahon Schools graduated last week, cheered on by proud families, friends, and loved ones. Although the class is small, the strong and affectionate bond … more
They’re members of multiple honor societies, academic clubs, volunteer groups, athletic teams, and have excelled both inside and outside the classroom at Portsmouth High School. Here are the … more
One bill that gun violence prevention advocates claim as their biggest success during this year's session, and two more bills intended to close 'gaps' in existing law, have all been put forth by an East Bay representative or Senator. more
The Little Compton Town Council last week approved a policy allowing only the American flag to be flown at town hall, settling for now a controversial issue that elicits strong reactions from … more
A walker at Tappen’s Beach in Little Compton made a rare find this week — a deceased sand tiger shark. The species is considered critically endangered, and resident Peter Tirpaeck reached … more
Under a perfect blue sky Friday night, the members of Tiverton High School’s Class of 2024 were encouraged by commencement speakers to look back with pride on their four years of high school … more
PORTSMOUTH — Olivia Chaves said she values “cohesion, efficiency, and structure” as a classroom English teacher at Portsmouth High School. more
PROVIDENCE — With final votes in the Senate, Thursday night, June 6, the General Assembly has approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Justine Caldwell and Sen. Pamela J. Lauria to require safe … more
PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly voted on Thursday, June 6, to approve legislation from East Bay Rep. Jennifer Boylan and Sen. Dawn Euer to expand the legal use of electric bicycles in Rhode … more
The House of Representatives has passed legislation that, if passed by the Senate and signed into law by the governor, could spell the end of a plan to develop a small oyster farm at the Sapowet … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, RIPTA, will not move forward with previously proposed service reductions, which were scheduled to go into effect on Saturday, June 15, as … more
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. more
PORTSMOUTH — A jury of seven women and five men found former Be Great for Nate (BG4N) Executive Director Steven Peterson not guilty of indecent solicitation of a minor just a few hours after … more
Although she marked her 76th birthday earlier this year, Joyce Andrews — known locally as the “Trash Queen” of Tiverton — has no plans to retire or relinquish her crown … more
“Stop asking me about my dick.” That’s what a 15-year-old boy attending Portsmouth High School said to his mentor and 26-year-old neighbor, Steven Peterson, during a late-night … more
Westport is mourning the loss of a well-known resident killed in a motorcycle accident on Route 24 Sunday evening. Michael Lees, 27, the owner of Lees Landscaping and Excavation LLC, died Sunday … more
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 … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island track and field championships at Conley Stadium in Providence Saturday featured some outstanding performances from Portsmouth High School athletes. Aiden … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High softball team won seven in a row before entering the Division II state championship tournament.   Then they won two more, as the No. 5-seeded Patriots … more
One year after purchasing the Simmons Café and Market in Adamsville, Pamela Huizenga is overseeing major renovations to its historic building, re-imagining the property’s landscaping, … more
As a local organization prepares for its fourth Annual Pride Event in Little Compton, its organizers may have experienced a sense of déjà vu after town council members seemed reluctant … more
While Little Compton is generally known as a wealthy community, an alternate reality exists for some local residents who must rely increasingly on area food banks to put food on their tables. … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity baseball team’s season came to an end Wednesday after falling to La Salle Academy on the road by a score of 4-1. The … more
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
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