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In Portsmouth: Becoming a part of the solution on vaping

PORTSMOUTH — Islanders filled the Portsmouth Middle School library last Thursday, Nov. 7, as they gathered for a panel discussion on the vaping epidemic sponsored by the Portsmouth …
Selectmen approve Westport winery entertainment license
WESTPORT — After a few weeks to think things over, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on Monday, Oct. 28, to renew the … Read More
Portsmouth runners set new marks at state cross-country meet
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High’s cross-country teams didn’t take any medals home from Saturday’s state meet at Ponaganset High … Read More
Plane crash claims life of Westport man
His family has identified Paul Vidal, 74, of Westport, as the pilot whose small plane crashed into New Bedford’s Rural Cemetery … Read More
Portsmouth unified volleyball team wins Division 3 state title
PORTSMOUTH — Tommy Silveria collapsed into the arms of his mother, Sheli, inside the Johnson and Wales University’s Wildcat … Read More
Westport River — Search for a cure
WESTPORT — Results of a thorough year-long look at what ails the Westport River, especially its East Branch, and what should be done … Read More
With barriers in place, bike path bridges officially close to path users
RIDOT workers block off the Warren bike path bridge on Friday morning, making the bridge impassable to cyclists and walkers till … Read More
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Obituaries
Peter J. Burke, 81, Little Compton Peter J. Burke, 81, of Newtonville, Mass., and Little Compton, died on October 30, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Marion (Mattoon) Burke; loving father of Jay C. Burke and his wife Teresa of …
Frederick M. Bodington Jr., 82, Little Compton Frederick M. Bodington Jr., a born and bred Little Compton Swamp Yankee, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was 82. Fred was …
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Sports
Portsmouth takes fourth place in boys' cross-country Class B meet PORTSSMOUTH — A third-place overall finish by Ben Chase helped the Patriots take fourth place out of 14 teams in the Class B cross-country championship at Ponaganset High School on …
Portsmouth swept by Burrillville on Senior Night PORTSMOUTH — The Burrillville Broncos avenged their lone regular season loss to Portsmouth earlier this month by sweeping the Patriots on their own court during Senior Night on …
Portsmouth rolls in Homecoming win over South Kingstown PORTSMOUTH — Sophomore Ben Hurd had himself a day as Patriots quarterback, running for three touchdowns and throwing for another in a decisive 40-13 Homecoming win against South Kingstown …
Opinion
Letter: Democrats have launched coup d'état against president To the editor: After three years of effort by the Democrats to remove the Republican President of the United States, the basis for those efforts was exposed as being totally unfounded. Their …
Letter: We must do our utmost to save the monarch butterfly To the editor: Thank you to all who helped with our effort to help save the monarch butterfly. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the monarch butterfly is heading for extinction — …
Letter: New school field trip policy should be commended To the editor: Across the state in recent months, there has been an enormous amount of hand-wringing by some school officials over an advisory opinion issued this past April by former state …
Legal Notices
Little Compton Legal Notices – Oct. 17, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Oct. 17 Sakonnet Times.
Little Compton Legal Notices – Oct. 10, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Oct. 10 Sakonnet Times.
Little Compton Legal Notices – Oct. 3, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Oct. 3 edition of the Sakonnet Times.

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