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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 with officers who had detained and brought him to the police …
Tiverton could dump donation bins
Donation bins — the large metal containers that can often be found stuffed to overflow with toys, clothing and other castoffs in … Read More
'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 … Read More
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 … Read More
Common Fence Point: Grazing sheep, rotting fish preceded summer colony
Before Common Fence Point was transformed into an attractive summer colony in the 1920s, it stunk up the area so badly that people … Read More
Mock trial team is undefeated and looking for more
Tiverton High School’s mock trial team has already accomplished great things this school year, but they have aspirations of more. … Read More
Student charged in Tiverton bomb threat
A Tiverton High School student faces felony charges for allegedly calling in a bomb threat at the school earlier this month, as police … Read More
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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 …

Off-shore wind forum set for Nov. 16 in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Planning Department, along with URI’s Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant, will host a forum on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to discuss the science and …

Little Compton Historical Society needs help digging

Since June, Little Compton Historical Society workers have uncovered more than 1,000 artifacts from a 180-square foot construction trench at the Wilbor House, the society's headquarters on …
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Obituaries
Joan DeBella Joan (Knox) DeBella, of Mansfield CT, beloved wife of Donald J. DeBella, passed away on January 30, 2023, surrounded by family. She was born in Providence, RI on May 19, 1938, daughter of the late Rob
RoseMarie Smith RoseMarie Smith died peacefully on February 1st, 2023 surrounded by family at the Sullivan County nursing Home in Unity, NH. She was 78. She was born on March 12, 1944 to Rose Mildred Ballou Smith &
James Durkin 59, formerly of Barrington, died unexpectedly on Friday January 27, 2023 in Studio City, CA. Born in Schenectady, NY, a son of William T. Durkin of Barrington and the late Anne M. (Deakin) Durkin,
Sports
Tiverton beats Mt. Hope, 56-42, in ‘scrappy’ D-II matchup BRISTOL — Jason Potvin led Tiverton with 15 points as the Tigers beat Mt. Hope, 56-42, in a physical Division II matchup in Bristol on Thursday night, Jan. 5. The win improved the …
DEM stocks 10 ponds, lakes for winter fishing PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will be stocking the following 10 lakes and ponds with rainbow trout, Sebago Atlantic salmon, and new this year, lake …
Gallery: EPHS girls' hoops defeats Tiverton EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' basketball team picked up a much needed win over Tiverton Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 27, in the opening round of the Charlie Gwynne Holiday …
Pacheco and Mercer pace Tiverton runners at class meet Sophomore Ellery Pacheco placed eighth with a time of 20:30.1 in the RI Class Championships at Ponaganset on Saturday. “I’m really happy with the outcome. This is what I wanted,” …
Opinion
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 …

Commentary: Study land routes for massive Mayflower Wind cables

Editor’s note: This letter was sent to the chief officer of the Environment Branch for Renewable Energy at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Sterling, Va. It was titled: “An open …

Letter: Shame on Abbott for his Christmas stunt

To the editor: News Item…Gov. Greg Abbott sends bus loads of migrants to V.P.’s home during record cold snap… Would someone please attempt to explain to me why sending …

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