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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 … more
Donation bins — the large metal containers that can often be found stuffed to overflow with toys, clothing and other castoffs in parking lots and private property — could be a thing of … more
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 … more
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 … more
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.  more
Tiverton High School’s mock trial team has already accomplished great things this school year, but they have aspirations of more. The team is undefeated through three competitions, having … more
A Tiverton High School student faces felony charges for allegedly calling in a bomb threat at the school earlier this month, as police continue to investigate the Tuesday, Jan. 10 incident. The … more
Members of the Little Compton Town Council voted last Thursday to extend Town Solicitor Richard Humphrey's contract through the end of February, as they work to interview candidates for the position. … more
Rep. Michelle E. McGaw (Democrat, District 71 Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth) has re-introduced legislation that would bar high-heat waste processing facilities in Rhode Island, after it … more
Senior year of college is typically a heavy lift.  That description takes on new meaning in the case of University of Rhode Island senior Arianna Helger, who not only carries a full-time … more
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