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Tiverton stays neutral in sports betting suit

TIVERTON — Tiverton has no appetite so far to take sides in a lawsuit brought by a Portsmouth resident that challenges the legality of sports betting in Rhode Island, including at the Tiverton and …
Editorial: Striped bass penalties aren’t tough enough

Fishermen who do not respect the ocean, nor the fish they catch from it, should pay greater punishments than those handed out by a district court judge last week. Michael Saviano of Warren was …

Letter: Monstrous animal cruelty — so much for justice

Letter: We regret to report picnic table thefts at S. Shore Beach

Letter: Jim Taricani — His pursuit of truth made us all proud

Editorial: Grinnell’s Beach — Great job!

Legal Notices
Sakonnet Legal Notices – June 27, 2019

These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on June 27, 2019.

Lorraine M. Goulart, 90, Little Compton Lorraine M. Goulart, 90, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019. She was surrounded by her loving family at St. Elizabeth’s nursing home in East Greenwich. She was the wife of the late George E. …
Richard Peckham Lake, 93, Adamsville Richard Peckham Lake (Dick), 93, of Matthews, NC, died on April 24, 2019.  He is survived by his wife, Simonne (Meurin) Lake. Memorial visitation, to which relatives and friends are invited, will …
Shirley E. Thropp, 82, Little Compton Shirley E. Thropp, 82, passed away peacefully early July 3, 2019. She was a resident of Brookdale Sakonnet Bay Manor and was known for her humor, grace and stubborn spirit. Shirley was originally …

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