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 samples, from traps set in Tiverton and Pawtucket on July 30 have …
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
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
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
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
Tiverton Councilor Lebeau explodes at meeting, stages loud opposition
TIVERTON — The controversy came out of nowhere. The Tiverton council agenda for its regular meeting of Monday, June 25, had … Read More
Saturday fair will bring food, games, races and more to Little Compton
This town’s quintessential summer event — the fabled annual United Congregational Church Fair — is now in its 48th year. On … 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: 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 …
Letter: Nanaquaket Bridge ‘a disgusting mess’ I have recently become a member of the Tiverton community, having moved here from Providence seven months ago. I chose to build a home in Tiverton because I was tired of the crime, litter, graffiti …
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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