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Motorist makes dramatic entrance at Tiverton Casino

Tiverton police and firefighters were called to the Tiverton Casino Hotel Wednesday after a car drove into an entrance lobby of the parking garage. On Facebook, the Fire Department (which …
Westport groups succeed in protecting 25 Noquochoke acres
WESTPORT — The Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) announces the protection of 25 acres along the upper east branch of the … Read More
Toxic blue-green algae found in Watson Reservoir, Sisson Pond 
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to … Read More
Weekend crash claims life of young Westport woman
Family and friends are mourning the loss of a 22-year-old Westport resident who died early Saturday when the car in which she was a … Read More
Portsmouth can’t get offense going in Super Bowl showdown
PORTSMOUTH — Few people expected the Patriots to defeat powerhouse Hendricken — a private school that can recruit football … Read More
Sakonnet Boat House gets needed TLC from state
Crews tended recently to the weathered exterior of 169 Riverside Drive — home of the former Sakonnet Boat House kayak shop and used … Read More
Little Compton's ‘Windmill House' sells for $1,225,000
LITTLE COMPTON — Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty announces the sale of 581 West Main Road, known as the Windmill … Read More
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Obituaries
Jeanne M. Kelly, Little Compton Jeanne M. Kelly passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Massachusetts General Hospital after a long, courageous battle with NASH. Born in Providence,she was a daughter of the …
Stefania Stankiewicz, 89, Little Compton Stefania (Paszowski) Stankiewicz, 89, of Little Compton, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019, at Grand Islander Center in Middletown.  She was the wife of Joseph Stankiewicz. Born in …
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Sports
Portsmouth girls advance to semis in D-2 volleyball playoffs PORTSMOUTH — It took a little while for the Patriots to get in gear, but once they did they remained in cruise control against Exeter/West Greenwich Friday night. The Portsmouth High …
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 School, but some runners put up some impressive …
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 Center Sunday afternoon.
Opinion
Letter: Thanksgiving — For some a day of sadness, not celebration To the editor: Everyone is making plans for a festive Thanksgiving except Indians, many of whom will be in Plymouth at their 50th national day of mourning. They will walk for miles and talk …
Letter: Good old farms and the beauty of buying local To the editor: Since the 1930’s, I left Little Compton and traveled with my grandparents north into Tiverton on to Crandall Road. It was always great and interesting to see a farm, …
Editorial: A pint at the Paquachuck The Paquachuck Inn has served drinks to thirsty fishermen and been a Westport Point gathering place for a good part of its 192-year history and it would be a shame to see that tradition come to an …
Legal Notices
Little Compton Legal Notices – Oct. 31, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Oct. 31 Sakonnet Times.
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.

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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.