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Sakonnet lawmakers vote 3-1 to legalize marijuana

A majority the Sakonnet area's legislative delegation is celebrating legal recreational marijuana in the Ocean State, following Gov. Dan McKee's passage Wednesday of the Rhode Island Cannabis Act, …
Little Compton won't fly Pride flag
In a split vote, the Little Compton Town Council last Thursday declined a local organization’s request to display the Pride flag … Read More
Little Compton letter writer publishes book from the 'Back 40'
Little Compton resident Sidney Tynan, whose letters on nature and life have graced the pages of the Westport Shorelines for years, has … Read More
Gallery: 2022 East Division golf playoff match
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School was the far-and-away winner of the East Division golf playoff match held over its home layout of … Read More
Tiverton police: Investigators probe alleged rape
Monday, May 9 A caller reported a disorderly person at the Tiverton Casino Hotel at 1:16 a.m. A caller asked that police keep … Read More
Little Compton's 'Meehan Triangle' to be a model for nature-based land stewardship
The tiny sliver of land tucked between Old Main and West Main roads, near Taylor's Lane, is easy to miss — it's just two and a … Read More
Guide dog training – learning as they go
1 Perky Nellissen and 8-month-old Ziti pose together at their Little Compton home. Nellissen and Ziti are both going through guide … Read More
Two face multiple gun and drug charges following Tiverton car stop
Two Massachusetts residents are being held without bail after officers found a large quantity of suspected fentanyl and crack cocaine, … Read More
No more weddings at Tiverton's Meeting House
After recently notifying 10 couples that weddings they had scheduled this spring and summer at the Meeting House at Tiverton Four … Read More
Portsmouth Police make arrests for DUI, disorderly conduct and weapons violation
PORTSMOUTH — A 26-year-old Providence man was arrested early Tuesday morning, May 10, after officers found a loaded firearm in his … Read More
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Obituaries
Florence Onge Florence G. (Case) St. Onge, age 84, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2022 at Hope Hospice Hulitar Center. She was the wife of the late Arthur R. St. Onge, Jr. Born in Providence a daughter
Margaret Rega Margaret (Souza) Rega|Margaret (Souza) Rega class of 1949 passed away in Florida on March 8, 2022. She is survived by her husband Robert Rega; two sons Bruce Rega and Robert Rega Jr. and two daughters
Kathleen Scorpio Memorial |On June 1st on a Wednesday I am having a memorial service for Kathleen Scorpio at 10am at the First Congregational Church on 300 high st in Bristol Rhode Island. Following the mass a recepti
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Sports
DEM restocks freshwater areas around the state with more trout PROVIDENCE – East Bay area ponds are among those the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced are receiving a second round of spring stocking through May 2. Over 40 plus, …
Tiverton edges Portsmouth in softball, 7-6 (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots’ softball team dropped a close one to Tiverton on Thursday at home, 7-6. Mary Rainey, a PHS freshman, earned the player-of-the-game …
Adamsville's Cory named sports administrator of the year Little Compton resident Keith Cory, an educator and long-time athletic administrator, has been named Athletic Director of the Year by the Rhode Island Interscholastic Athletic Administrator …
Pitching depth and offense could carry Tigers in Bob Murray’s last season as coach The Westport and Tiverton baseball teams met for their first ever scrimmage game behind the former Westport High School on a cold and raw Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers won the seven inning game …
Opinion
Letter: What religious freedom on abortion actually means

To the editor: Our legislators must pass H7442/S2549, the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act, out of committee in the name of religious freedom.In listening to the testimonies provided to the House …

Letters: Internal combustion engines aren’t the problem

To the editor: If Mr. Voutes (“Blown away by gas-powered lawn equipment” letter, May 19) seeks solitude and improved health by the elimination of internal combustion engines (ICE) he's …

Op-ed: How will children grade us?

One in four households with children in Rhode Island are food insecure, meaning they struggle to afford adequate food.

End nuclear weapons, or they may end us

To the editor: Last June, the Little Compton Town Council voted to endorse part of the policy platform of the Back from the Brink campaign, a national grassroots effort advocating for the …

Dear Republicans, I'll try to use better rhetoric

To the editor: Mea “Gulpa!” Authors of three published letters have criticized three of my recent letters to the editor. I thank all readers. One writer called me out regarding …

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