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Portsmouth agrees to discuss merging school district with Newport

PORTSMOUTH — “School regionalization” is a dirty phrase to many Portsmouth residents, but the Town Council Monday night said the time has come to at least explore the …
Portsmouth High auditorium upgrades begin next week
PORTSMOUTH — “It’s a class battle,” as Margie Brennan puts it. Ms. Brennan, a member of the nonprofit Kate Grana Music and … Read More
Report details mounting pressure placed on Portsmouth student
PORTSMOUTH — On Feb. 6, 2018, Nathan Bruno told his father he planned on skipping gym class at Portsmouth High School the next day. Read More
Tiverton Fire Captain Committo suspended without pay
Statement by Tiverton Town Administrator Jan Reitsma regarding Tiverton Fire Department Captain Craig Committo June 18, 2019 "As … Read More
Welcome to Westport Woods Park
The sun was shining (not a given in this wet spring) as over 400 people gathered Sunday to celebrate the opening of Westport Woods … Read More
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 … Read More
Westport's own solar farm dedicated to Tony Connors
Westport is home to a host of solar farms these days with a bunch more in the works, but back when one was first envisioned for the … Read More
Obituaries
Ada Martha Webster Maney, 94 Ada Martha Webster Maney, 94, of Barrington (formerly Bristol) passed away peacefully in her home on June 11, 2019, surrounded by her family.  She was born on November 30, 1924, one of 12 children …
David B. Frost, 73, formerly of Little Compton David B. Frost, of Fall River, died May 11, 2019, in Fallbrook, California. He was 73 and suffered a heart attack, passing away at home. He was born January 6, 1946 to David Frost and Ella "Dot" …
Sports
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 …
Portsmouth advances to semis with 17-7 win over Mt. Hope PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots scored 10 second-half goals against Mt. Hope Friday night to advance in the Division II boys’ lacrosse playoffs.  The Huskies kept it …
Former Portsmouth principal tapped for RIIL Hall of Fame PORTSMOUTH — A former longtime principal and coach at Portsmouth High School will be among the members of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) High School Athletic Hall of Fame …
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Opinion
Letter: Tynan — Roundup alert; orioles snacking on jelly To the editor: At last Roundup is getting attention. As you probably know it now belongs to Bayer and massive suits have been brought against Bayer because of the cancers it has caused. Bayer …
Letter: Grateful that Westport will continue to enjoy Camping Grounds To the editor: Congratulations Westport for voting at Town Meeting to purchase 30 acres of land currently known as the Westport Camping Grounds. My family and I are pleased that this land will …
Letter: Report reaffirms goals of Be Great for Nate, ESI To the editor: The release of the investigative report surrounding the circumstances of the tragic loss of Nathan Bruno has reaffirmed the importance of the mission and goals set forth by Be Great …
Letter: Wild places, wildlife shoved aside in bid for solar profit To the editor: The best places for solar array installations are on the roofs of big box stores, in industrial park areas, or in abandoned parking lots — that is, on land we’ve already dug up, …
Legal Notices
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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