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Threats, blockades prevent Little Compton land access, owner says

LITTLE COMPTON — A Little Compton resident told the Town Council last Thursday that her efforts to access property she has owned for seven years have been met by “constant threats” …
Editorial: ‘Tax the rich!’

When state governments need money, they often focus on familiar targets: personal sins (drinking, smoking and gambling), fossil fuels and the rich. In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing …

Commentary: Hiking personal income taxes is ill-timed and short-sighted

April Country Letter: Ready for hummers

Letter: Small towers, antennas the future of wireless

Letter: Discussion on virus is overlooking the public interest

Legal Notices
Little Compton Legal Notices – April 16, 2020

These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on April 16, 2020.

Mardi Lynne Russell, 58, Westport Mardi Lynne Russell, 58, of Westport, passed away on April 12, 2021, surrounded her children, Robert (Allyssa and Robby), Molly, Austin, Christina, and Levi offering her love and prayers, words of …
Anne Hazard Aldrich, 83, Little Compton Anne Hazard Aldrich, eldest daughter of Hulbert Stratton Aldrich and Amy Durfee Aldrich, both originally from Fall River and Tiverton, passed away on March 12 at the age of 83.  Anne grew up …
Frank G. Miranda, 83, Little Compton Frank G. Miranda, 83, of Little Compton, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Linda (Wetherell) Miranda.  He was born in Fall …

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