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Twenty-three eighth graders at the Wilbur & McMahon Schools said goodbye to their hometown school Thursday, when they graduated in an outdoor, evening celebration at the school. The students … more
Notes and points from the Tiverton Town Council's most recent meeting, held last Monday: Solar energy A council-appointed group revising an ordinance to regulate the installation of solar … more
They say the best stories are often the ones that never get told. There's a chance to change that this year, with the help of Rhode Island PBS. The state's public broadcasting station is … more
Little Compton residents and those who work or spend time there have until Friday, July 1 to take a survey on affordable housing in the community. In accordance with the Little Compton Town … more
Monday, June 13 Tiffany Palmer, 27, of 823 Decan Hill Road Ripton, Vt., was charged with driving under the influence of liquor, .10 to .15, first offense, and driving with a … more
Illusion won the largest division in the race, St. David’s Lighthouse Division with 108 boats. Illusion, a Cal 40 owned by Sally and Stan Honey of Palo Alto, California, is the fourth Cal … more
With the legislative session set to adjourn at the end of the week, the clock is ticking on legislation that would restrict aquaculture along the Sakonnet River, banning new oyster and other … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island SPCA is scheduled to receive a transport of 40 beagles (15 puppies and 25 adults) today from the Humane Society of the United States. The beagles were … more
Tuesday, June 7 A caller reported that she found a cell phone in the road around 1:34 p.m., and dropped it off at the police station later that day. Little Compton police did not specify what was … more
Monday, June 6 A caller from Randolph Avenue reported a neighbor dispute at 9:23 a.m. A caller from Bucks Way complained of trespassing at 9:53 a.m. A caller from Hancock Street reported … more
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