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Letter: Turning RI's Economy Around Starts with Education
One of the keys to turning around our economy around in Rhode Island is enhancement of our educational offerings.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
Westport's 'Portuguese Fireman' seriously injured in fall
A firefighter battling a chimney fire was seriously injured Thursday night when he slipped on an icy roof and fell 30 feet to the frozen ground, fire officials said.
Tiverton PD Seeks Larceny Suspect
Tiverton Police are asking the public to help them locate 23-year-old Todd Davis.
Tiverton Woman Charged with DUI
Portsmouth police charged a Tiverton woman with driving under the influence last week.
Toll and Infrastructure Debate Begins at State House
A bill that would prevent tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge and establish a $1 billion infrastructure fund over 10 years to start fixing the state's ailing roads and bridges got strong support as debate opened at a Senate Finance Committee hearing Thursday night at the State House.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Sakonnet River Bridge Toll Could Be Eliminated
State lawmakers on Thursday were expected to review a proposal that would eliminate a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Sen. Felag Proposes 5-Cent Cut in Rhode Island Gas Tax
Rhode Island's state gasoline tax is about 6 cents a gallon more expensive than than it is in Massachusetts.
Police Make Slew of DUI Arrests Recently
Portsmouth Police have been busy with DUI arrests in recent days. Police charged Matthew Michael O'Brien, 25, of 18 Harvest Drive, Portsmouth, with driving under the influence at around 11:45 p.m. on Sunday after they responded to a crash at Inflicting Ink.
Snowy Owl Spotted in Tiverton
A snowy owl was spotted in Tiverton on Tuesday. Neil Lynch posted a photo of the owl on the Tiverton-Little Compton Facebook page.
Ash Wednesday drive-by services open Lent in some communities
As they commemorate Ash Wednesday today, most observant Christians will gather in churches to receive a cross of ash on their foreheads and contemplate their creation from dust and destiny to return to it.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Local Churches Offering Drive-Through Ashes Wednesday
Several Tiverton churches will offer a drive-through service for Ash Wednesday this week.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Last Week at the General Assembly
Here are the highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly last week.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
New bill seeks to extend 10 cent toll well studying alternative bridge funding
A new bill is proposing extending the 10 cent toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge until July in order to fully vet an equitable alternative to tolls on the bridge.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Oh, buoy! Sale of artists' creations will aid watershed alliance
To create "Mysteries Under the Waterline," artist Nancy Shand was inspired by "what I do almost every day, and that is comb the beach."
Major Heroin Distributor Busted by Tiverton Police
Tiverton Police have shut down a major heroin distributor in town. Officers seized more than 2,560 bags of heroin, 50 oxycodones and $6,400 in cash.
Police Log: Angry Boyfriend, Domestic Violence, Warrants
DOMESTIC Portsmouth Police charged Walter Franklin Castle, 40, of 133 Holiday Court, South Kingstown, with domestic simple assault for allegedly pulling a 43-year-old Portsmouth woman from the passenger seat of his car during an argument.
New Administrator Promises Personnel Overhaul, Focus on Economic Development
Yesterday was Matthew Wojcik's first day on the job as Tiverton's new town administrator and he said it's "hard to wax poetic" when there's so much work ahead.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Matthew Wojcik is Tiverton's New Administrator
The town of Tiverton has a new leader. The Town Council on Monday named Matthew J. Wojcik, 45, a Cumberland resident and most-recently the director of economic development for the city of Woonsocket, to the position of town administrator, effective immediately.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Jeanne D. LaBossiere
Jeanne D. LaBossiere, age 79, of Tiverton, RI, formerly of New Bedford, passed away February 20, 2014.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Two Pets Apparently Perish in Summit Road Fire
The Rhode Island Fire Marshal's office is investigating the cause of a major fire on Summit Road Saturday evening.