The Newport Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/12cNQmf ) that Gray's General Store in the Adamsville village in Little Compton reopened last week.
The store originally opened in 1788 and had been in continuous operation until it closed in July of last year, following the death of owner Grayton Waite. State officials had proclaimed the store the oldest in the country.
Waite's family has reopened the store on a seasonal basis. The shelves are stocked with pottery, glassware, vintage clothing and jewelry, but none of the penny candy, cracked corn or soda that were staples of the general store.
The family is still considering what to do with the property.