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Tiverton police charge two with drugs following car stop

Monday, Jan. 30 A resident from Hayden Avenue reported an assault at 10:52 a.m. A resident from Chace Avenue reported harassment/threats at 2:29 p.m. A 911 caller from Main Road reported an …
Portsmouth boys take 3rd, girls 6th in Class Championships
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School indoor boys’ track squad took third place as a team in Class B during Saturday’s Class … Read More
Several disciplined for racial taunts at Tiverton basketball game
The Tiverton School Department has taken disciplinary action against spectators who allegedly used abusive, racial and inappropriate … Read More
Westport welcomes new piggery to Adamsville Road
Though it's usually a bad sign when abutters show up when a property owner is asking for changes to their land, a couple who plan to … Read More
As home prices soar, advocates ponder Little Compton's future
His years on the Little Compton Housing Trust haven’t been easy or admittedly, very fruitful. But Patrick Bowen believes 2023 … Read More
Judge drops charges against Little Compton town councilor and husband
Nearly five months after Little Compton town councilor Andrew Iriarte-Moore was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, the … Read More
Intruder, 16, charged after entering Tiverton High School
A 16-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday after police said he entered Tiverton High School without authorization and later scuffled … Read More
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'World's shortest' St. Patrick's Day parade returns

Save Saturday, March 18 on your calendar — this could only take a few minutes. The "World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade" is coming back, a year after the Kinnane brothers of …

Two offshore wind forums scheduled in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The CFP Arts Wellness Community Hall, 933 Anthony Road, is the site for two upcoming information forums on the topic of offshore wind. “Offshore Wind and the Sakonnet …

Tiverton marks Veterans' Day Friday

Tiverton will mark Veterans' Day Friday, Nov. 11, with an 11 am ceremony at the World War I monument at Grinnell's Beach.  Following is a speech that will be read at the ceremony by Tiverton …
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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) – …

Maria Flora Maria Almerinda (Barbosa) Flora, 88, of Shaws Lane passed away on February 5, 2023 at Silver Creek Rehab & Healthcare. She was the wife of the late Antonio Ponte Flora Jr. Born in Agua de Pau, St. M
Robert Marshall Robert Manuel Marshall, 91 of Hope Street passed away on February 1, 2023 at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Ethel (Barboza) Marshall. He was the son of the lat
Alice Rene Alice C. Rene, 94, passed away on February 3, 2023 at Warren Skilled Nursing & Rehab . She was the wife of the late Edward Rene. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (
Portsmouth High girls are tops in 4-team gymnastics meet PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School gymnastics team continued its impressive season by winning a four-team meet at Strive Gymnastics in Somerset on Saturday. The Patriots came out on top …
Portsmouth indoor track team takes 2nd in divisional championships PORTSMOUTH — Landon Roderigues won two events as Portsmouth High’s boys’ indoor track team took second place in the Southern division during Saturday’s Division …
Portsmouth boys’ indoor track team makes school history PORTSMOUTH — With wins over Prout and Chariho Friday night, the Portsmouth High School boys’ indoor track team made school history by posting its first undefeated regular season in …
Portsmouth edges Barrington in girls’ basketball, 49-46 PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High senior Emily Maiato scored 17 points in leading the Patriots to a 49-46 victory over Barrington in a Division I contest at home Monday night. The win improved …
Letter: Offshore wind opponents are only muddying the waters

A “Gish Gallop” is a debate technique where you attempt to overwhelm your opponent with an unrelenting barrage of arguments, with little regard for the truth. Using quantity over quality …

Letter: Don't look to the bluebird for a sign of spring

If you have just seen a Bluebird and are jumping up and down with joy and excitement thinking it is a sign of spring — stop jumping. Not only do they winter here, but according to my bird Guru, …

Letter: Have we forgotten to listen to our nation's noble truths?

A retiring Episcopal priest moved to a city where a younger friend led another congregation.  He told his friend that every Sunday he would sit in a back pew reading the newspaper, …

Letter: Disillusioned with Tiverton Zoning Board decision

I came away from the Zoning Board of Review meeting on Jan. 4, 2023, disappointed and disillusioned. My understanding was that the members were charged with providing an unbiased, fact-based review …

Letter: Time to replace Tiverton Town Solicitor

It is time to remove Tiverton’s town solicitor. One need only look at the hearing before the Zoning Board on Wednesday night. The subject of the hearing was the appeal by Seasons to overturn …

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