Westport River Center loses a bit off one side

High costs prompt WRWA to cut headquarter’s size With construction bid prices coming in higher than expected, the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) has decided to scale back on its …
Pokanoket tribe members seek Nubble beach access for healing
Treaties promised beach access but beaches blocked by parking rules Westport waterways and beaches were long a special place of … Read More
West Nile Virus found in Tiverton mosquitos
TIVERTON — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from two mosquito pools, or … Read More
Summer peaks in Little Compton on Saturday: Chicken, cars, fireworks
The Town of Little Compton is going to be tripling down on its iconic summer rituals this coming Saturday, Aug. 4, with three separate … Read More
Trending Stories
‘Treasures’ await at Tiverton school yard sale Thursday
TIVERTON — One heavily used Ford F350 plow truck, a pair of lightly used commercial grade convection ovens, a couple of wood shop … Read More
Westport to remove lead paint from Annex nursery school space
The Town of Westport will undertake remediation measures for traces of lead paint found on doors and door jams in the basement of the … Read More
Three with area ties vie for RIGA Jr. Amateur golf titles
EAST PROVIDENCE — Three golfers with area ties were among the finalists of the 2018 Rhode Island Golf Association Jr. Amateur … Read More
Fight or flight: Battle against plover extinction continues
For many, the return of summer means the start of beach season; lifeguards return to their post, locals and tourists alike enjoy … Read More
A legacy of leadership and land preservation in Little Compton
On July 10, Heather Steers retired from the board of the Sakonnet Preservation Association, the organization she shaped for 27 … Read More
Health officials issue Ritz cracker products recall
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Mondelez Global is recalling certain Ritz … Read More
Obituaries
Agnes Körner Domandi Langdon, 90, Little Compton Agnes Körner Domandi Langdon died peacefully in Santa Fe, NM, on July 23, 2018. She was 90 years old. Agnes was born in Dessau, Germany, the eldest of five children. Her family survived the …
Captain Timothy Furtado, 82, Tiverton “I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.” (Alaine Gerbault, sailor) Captain Timothy Furtado, 82, of Harwinton, Conn., passed away peacefully on August 8, 2018, at …
Raymond J. Medeiros, 81, of Little Compton Raymond J. Medeiros, 81, of Little Compton passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018, at home. He was born in Little Compton, son of the late Manuel S. and Marie F. (Goulart) Medeiros and had been a …
Legal Notices
Little Compton Legal Notices - Aug. 9, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on Aug. 9, 2018.
Opinion
Letter: How to avoid a tragic mistake choosing a dog trainer To the editor: Jarod Mayo and his family prayed for the safe return of their beloved English bulldog, Knox, for over two months.  When the body of his dog was found in the closet of a Cranston, …
Letter: Thanks to all, weather couldn’t derail Little Compton barbecue To the editor: The Village Improvement' Society's annual Chicken BBQ sold out! Many thanks to all of you enthusiastic supporters who turned out for this event. Merchants, volunteers and board …
Letter: Why is Rt. 24 safety not a DOT or police priority? To the editor: Why is it that whenever I drive on Route 24 South at the end of Route 24 (after the Turnpike Avenue exit) where the posted speed limit is 40 mph, there is always somebody attempting …
Letter: So much left to enjoy of a wonderful summer Somehow June and July slipped through my fingers but we still have half a summer left. (Labor Day is NOT the beginning of Fall.) Have you noticed how quiet it is in the mornings now? Our summer …
Sports
Barrington will play Tiverton in District II All-Stars final Barrington and Tiverton will battle for the District II Majors Division All-Star championship on Sunday, July 15. Barrington has reached the finals with a 4-0 record, having defeated Darlington, …
Annual Challenger Jamboree in Portsmouth brings smiles to all PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and beyond descended upon Glen Park Sunday for a day full of …
Portsmouth High girls take three first places at state track meet PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School’s standout runner, Nikki Merrill, had another impressive performance at the Rhode Island Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Brown …
Portsmouth downs Chariho in girls’ lacrosse matchup PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity girls’ lacrosse team defeated Chariho on Saturday, 13-8. The win improved the Patriots’ Division II record to 6-6, while the …

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.