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Westport author writes ‘In the Wake of the Willows’

WESTPORT — It took a most painful mishap to get him moving, but Westport’s Frederick Thurber has finally written a book. He’d done plenty of writing before — for years his Woods & Waters …
‘Meatballs’ paddles to victory in Duck Derby
WESTPORT — Maureen Jones of Dartmouth proved it only takes one duck to win – she adopted “Meatballs” as her one and only this … Read More
Tiverton sailor killed in Sunday boat crash
A Tiverton woman known widely as an accomplished sailor has been identified as the person killed in a Sunday collision between a … Read More
Little Compton school explores ‘real world’ approach to learning
LITTLE COMPTON — Little Compton’s Wilbur McMahon School could become the first public school in Rhode Island to become an … Read More
Dance studio's fate in Westport hinges on Route 6 access
WESTPORT — Nine feet, a most challenging nine feet along State Road (Route 6), is apparently all that prevents the Planning Board … Read More
Driver finally caught after slow speed chase through Tiverton, Little Compton, Westport
WESTPORT — A suspect was finally caught Thursday after a slow speed chase from Tiverton and Little Compton into Westport but not … Read More
Vineyard quiet as sound test lingers
LITTLE COMPTON — It has been an unusually quiet summer at Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards this season with just one concert so far this … Read More
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Obituaries
Sandra Gayle Tartaglino, Tiverton Sandra Gayle Tartaglino of Tiverton died suddenly in a tragic boating accident on Narragansett Bay Sunday, August 11, 2019. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of John and Paula (Tracy) …
Thomas G. Dunn III, 74, Tiverton Thomas G. Dunn III, 74, of Tiverton, died Monday August 12, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Flora Jo ( Nichols) Dunn; they were married for over 14 years. He was born in Ballston Spa, New …
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Sports
Portsmouth High girls set record, earn All-American honors PORTSMOUTH — Four members of the Portsmouth High School girls’ track team earned All-American honors when they set a new Rhode Island record in the distance medley relay. Nikki …
Tiverton’s Ekstrom stars in Spanish football league Taylor Ekstrom, 25, a 2012 graduate of Tiverton High School, scored two touchdowns on Saturday, May 25, to help the Badalona Dracs down the LG OLED Black Demons, 47-6, in Spanish Bowl XXV, the …
Portsmouth’s comeback falls short in D-2 state lacrosse finals PORTSMOUTH — Despite a furious fourth-quarter comeback, the Portsmouth High boys lacrosse team’s quest for a perfect season and a Division II title came to an end at the hands of …
Opinion
Editorial: Fifty-five years and counting We were remiss, and considering the current state of our politics and our societal ills it was a glaring omission, in not recognizing the 55th anniversary of the signing by President Lyndon B. …
Letter: Sakonnet Harbor pollution a serious concern To the editor: It is pretty clear that serious Enterococci pollution is coming from the DEM Marsh/Pond culvert. This has the potential to contaminate seafood landed at the Little Compton town dock …
Letter: Brownell Library Friends appreciate book sale support To the editor: We would like to thank everyone who helped with our Annual Book Sale on Saturday, August 3. We appreciate all the hard work of our volunteers who helped move books on Friday, the …
Legal Notices
Sakonnet Legal Notices – June 27, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on June 27, 2019.
Tiverton and Little Compton Legal Notices – April 18, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on April 18, 2019.
Sakonnet Legal Notices – April 4, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the April 4 edition of the Sakonnet Times.

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Scott Pickering has been on the East Bay Newspapers team for more than two decades, since starting as a reporter for the Sakonnet Times. He's been editor of most of the papers, was Managing Editor of all the papers for many years, and became General Manager in 2012. Today he can be found posting to EastBayRI.com, steering news coverage, writing editorials, talking to readers, working with the sales team, collaborating on design, or helping do whatever it takes to get the papers out the door. Reach him at spickering@eastbaynewspapers.com.