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Tiverton police: Several domestic-related arrests

Monday, Nov. 22 Police assisted several motorists with disabled cars on Route 24. Police investigated a burglar alarm at a Main Road donut shop. All was clear. Tuesday, Nov. 23 Eric R. …
Opinion
Letter: A world without domestic violence is possible — if we act

To the editor: Imagine a world with no domestic violence — where no Rhode Islanders have their lives cut short by abuse, where children do not witness this violence, where our …

Letter: Article shined important spotlight on music in the schools

Editorial: Be thankful for …

Commentary: We must honor commitment to cut transportation pollution

Letter: Vaccine skepticism 'increasingly untenable'

Legal Notices
Little Compton Legal Notices – April 16, 2020

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

Obituaries
Russell A. Racette Jr., 81, Little Compton Russell A. Racette Jr., 81, of Little Compton, R.I., passed away on Nov. 26, 2021, after a valiant battle with cancer. Russell was born on Aug. 10, 1940, to Russell Racette Sr. and Gertrude (Kane) …
Sigrud Birkin Mahl Hommeyer, 86, Little Compton Sigrud Birkin Mahl Hommeyer was born on Jan. 18, 1935, in San Francisco, Calif. She and her three siblings were first generation Americans, the children of a Swedish engineer and a German surgical …
John Carnochan Farr, 80, Little Compton John Carnochan Farr died peacefully on Dec. 3, 2021, after a battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases; he was 81 years old. Born on Feb. 16, 1940, in Glen Cove, N.Y. and …

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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.