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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 clear across the Sakonnet River into Tiverton would complain. 
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
Little Compton narrows field in solicitor search
Members of the Little Compton Town Council voted last Thursday to extend Town Solicitor Richard Humphrey's contract through the end of … Read More
McGaw re-introduces bill to ban controversial recycling practice
Rep. Michelle E. McGaw (Democrat, District 71 Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth) has re-introduced legislation that would bar … Read More
Five-generation Tiverton fishing family passes the reins
Senior year of college is typically a heavy lift.  That description takes on new meaning in the case of University of Rhode Island … Read More
‘Green’ consultants are getting ready to grow
Eva Touhey thinks about trash a lot. At times, she finds joy in it. Touhey doesn’t necessarily want to pick through your trash, but … 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
Marilyn Foehr Marilyn Asciolla Foehr, 76, of Warren, RI, and formerly of Bristol, went to her peaceful rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Hope Health Hospice, Providenc
sJoseph Francis II Joseph Francis II, 37, of Pompano Beach, Fl, and Bristol, RI, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Just as the ocean waves continue to crash against the shore, so too is the swell of his loss to our
Barbara Chadwick Barbara A. (Ballard) Chadwick, age 92, of Swansea, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 in her residence. She was the wife of the late F.T. "Mickey" Chadwick former Pres/GM of Baker Tractor Corp. with
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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