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Heat is on the menu as Quahog Fest comes to Warren this weekend

Get ready for a hot one. The 37th annual Warren Quahog, Seafood and Arts Festival is on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, at Burr’s Hill Park, Water Street. It's predicted to be the hottest …
Westport Fair offers old-time summer fun
The Westport Fair opens its gates for the 63rd summer this Wednesday, July 17, to Sunday, July 21 at the Westport Fairgrounds, 200 … Read More
Man survives plunge inside Westport's Gooseberry tower
His attempt to solo climb the perilous interior of a Gooseberry Island World War II gunnery spotting tower ended most painfully for a … Read More
Portsmouth High grad awarded medals for storm rescue missions
PORTSMOUTH — A 2003 graduate of Portsmouth High School has been honored by the U.S. Coast Guard for his heroic actions during … Read More
Fall River man held in wake of Westport house break
On June 22, at approximately 8:36 p.m., the Westport Police Department received a phone call from a resident at 222 Blossom Road … Read More
Selectman's challenge to Westport Harbor parking ban draws fire
WESTPORT — Selectman Bran Valcourt’s challenge to what he said is a ban on parking anywhere in the Westport Harbor area found no … Read More
List of accused priests includes 16 who served in the East Bay
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence made national news Monday morning when it released a list of 50 clergy who were credibly … Read More
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Obituaries
Joan P. Montle, Little Compton Joan P. (Parfitt) Montle, of Little Compton and Marco Island, Florida, died Sunday, July 7, 2019, peacefully at home with her loving family by her side after a brief illness. She was the loving wife …
Lorraine M. Goulart, 90, Little Compton Lorraine M. Goulart, 90, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019. She was surrounded by her loving family at St. Elizabeth’s nursing home in East Greenwich. She was the wife of the late George E. …
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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: Are roads just roads? Tiverton's tell tales To the editor: Born the son of a professional diplomat, I moved with my parents to the United States ( Washington, D.C.) in Nov. 1953.  My father’s work trips from D.C. took him to every corner …
Editorial: Cut our sports?! Over in Warwick the school committee played the sports card recently and, no surprise, it worked to perfection. As Tiverton, Portsmouth, most districts that have used it know, this most potent and …
Editorial: Striped bass penalties aren’t tough enough Fishermen who do not respect the ocean, nor the fish they catch from it, should pay greater punishments than those handed out by a district court judge last week. Michael Saviano of Warren was …
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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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.