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Lafrance breaks ground for TownePlace Suites in Westport

WESTPORT — Lafrance Hospitality and Opechee Construction Corporation have broken ground and begun construction at the site of the 90-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Westport. The hotel …
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 … Read More
Westport American Legion celebrates a century
Its ranks may have aged some, but the work done by Westport’s American Legion, James Morris Post #145, is as important today as it … Read More
Calico catch — boat brings home colorful lobster
The offshore lobster boat Sakonnet Lobster II returned home Sunday with a most colorful specimen among its catch — an extremely rare … Read More
Tiverton councilors Katz and Coulter go to recall vote
TIVERTON — After weeks of petition and signature gathering activity that began back in April, the Tiverton Board of Canvassers (BOC) … Read More
‘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
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H. Sanford (Sandy) Town, 90, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Bristol H. Sanford (Sandy) Town, 90, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of 41 Usher Terrace, Bristol, passed away on Wednesday August 14, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born in Fall River to …
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) …
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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
Letter: Plastic’s terrible toll evident in Sakonnet waters too To the editor: 
For most of my life, I have heard about the dismal effects of plastic waste on the environment and the wildlife therein. I, however, would shrug it off and never really see the …
Letter: No need for political cartoons in our local newspaper To the editor: I look forward to reading Westport Shorelines because it provides interesting and informative articles about Westport and nearby communities. However, I find the political nature of …
Letter: Union Library a little treasure — thanks for the help To the editor: On behalf of the Union Public Library Association, I would like to thank the greater Tiverton community for their support of our annual book sale, yard sale and bake sale fundraiser …
Legal Notices
Legal Notices – Sakonnet Times – Aug. 22, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on Aug. 21,  2019.
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.

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