Final Common Fence Point 5 Miler in Portsmouth called ‘bittersweet’

PORTSMOUTH — The Common Fence Point 5 Miler went out with a bang. The 16th and last running of the annual race, a benefit for the Portsmouth High School Music Boosters, came to an official close Sunday morning in festive fashion.
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
By the time he got to Woodstock ...
PORTSMOUTH — For 50 years, Jim Lipe has searched for photographic evidence that he was at Woodstock.  He looked for himself and … 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
Obituaries
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 …

Mabel E. Wood, 93, Tiverton

Sandra Gayle Tartaglino, Tiverton

Sports
Portsmouth Recreation Department offers flag football

PORTSMOUTH — Have a child who’d like to play football, but doesn’t want to get knocked around or commit to four days of practice every week? The Portsmouth Recreation …

Tiverton offense heats up in 7-4 win over Cumberland

Tiverton’s Ekstrom stars in Spanish football league

Dominant week for Tigers tennis

Tiverton's Molly Little wins lacrosse honors at U. Denver

Legal Notices
Tiverton Legal Notices – July 11, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on July 10, 2019.

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