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Little Compton Police: Domestic assault charged

Tuesday, Jan. 12 Police conducted a well-being check at a West Main Road residence at 5:36 am. Wednesday, Jan. 13 At 6:49 am, police went to the intersection of Fairfields Drive and West …
Letter: Vaccine must be priority number one for Congress

To the editor: It is time now for our legislators in Washington, DC to focus on the distribution of the Coronavirus caccine to every U.S. citizen, quickly and decisively!  The new Biden …

Editorial: Vaccinate the teachers

Letter: State must protect residents from Covid housing loss

Letter: COVID contamination not being reported in RI

Letter: This was an attack from within

Legal Notices
Little Compton Legal Notices – April 16, 2020

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

Sarah Watson Gilliatt Sarah (Sally) Watson Gilliatt, born August 6, 1940, died peacefully on January 9, 2021, in Hancock, NH, at the age of 80.  She leaves her loving husband, James (Jim) E. Gilliatt; devoted …
William Cole Jordan, 76, Little Compton William Cole Jordan, 76, of Little Compton, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Nancy (Tyburski) Jordan, to whom he was …
Ann Elizabeth Fairbanks Brown , 79, Tiverton Ann Brown, 79, died Saturday January 9, 2021 at her home in South Tiverton. Mrs. Brown was born April 17, 1941 in Lowell, Massachusetts, daughter of the late John Fairbanks and Faye Stacy …

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