Portsmouth to explore improving Stone Bridge, Teddy’s Beach

PORTSMOUTH — It’s time the town stepped up and made the eyesore that is the Stone Bridge abutment disappear, says local resident John Vitkevich. Acknowledging he’s envious …
5 lessons in Grace under pressure
The pandemic shook everything in the world of education, and it sent even more tremors through private and independent … Read More
These schools opened — and stayed opened
When The Pennfield School in Portsmouth recently held an assembly on their front lawn celebrating the 50th anniversary of the start of … Read More
Foiled! Tiverton fund-raiser brings in $1,500 for alzheimer's research
If you happened to look out to the Sakonnet River between Fogland and Sakonnet Point last Wednesday, and spotted a strange-looking … Read More
Little Compton resident eyes Senate District 12 seat
She won't even need to file her candidacy papers until the end of next June. But Senate District 12 candidate Jenna Magnuski is … Read More
East Providence State Senator Mendes announces lt. governor bid
PROVIDENCE — First-term State Senator from the city, Cynthia Mendes, announced in a statement issued Wednesday morning, Sept. 22, … Read More
Tiverton Planning Board begins solar farm review
The Tiverton Planning Board has begun its review of an ordinance regulating solar farms here, following the Tiverton Town Council's … Read More
Obituaries
Tony Thompson, Little Compton

Tony (Carlton Woodruff) Thompson died, surrounded by family, Monday night, September 20. After outrunning the condition for years, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis finally, and quite suddenly, caught up …

Ruth Manchester, Tiverton

Waclawa Olczykowska, 88, Tiverton

Opinion
Letter: Thanks to all those who possibly saved my life

To the editor: I have been sailing on the Sakonnet River for about 35 years. I’ve always made it home on my own. On Sept. 15 at about 5 p.m., a powerful gust tipped my sailboat over right in …

Letter: The retirement generation deserves better than this

Letter: Why is Tiverton Town Council trying to ram through solar ordinance?

Editorial: The virus masks the best education possible

Letter: Editorial on mask wearing for children had it right

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