Tiverton sees sudden hike in coronavirus cases — the East Bay count

From zero cases last week, Tiverton’s coronavirus total jumped to five in the latest tally released by the state Department of Health late Saturday. Little Compton remained the only town in …
As ‘crowds’ come early, tensions rise in Little Compton, Westport
CUT - Little Compton as posted gathering caution signs at popular visitor locations. (Wilbur’s Store Instagram … Read More
Rhode Island issued stay-at-home order
Rhode Islanders have been issued a stay-at-home executive order, effective until April 13, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced during her … Read More
Rhode Island Department of Health reports state’s initial deaths from COVID-19
PROVIDENCE – Two persons with underlying medical conditions are the first Rhode Islanders to die from COVID-related illness, the … Read More
Little Compton, Westport add restrictions for out-of-state arrivals
Efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus from out-of-state visitors, especially those from New York, were ramped up with … Read More
Business closures, dine-in ban extended to April 13
PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, during her daily press briefing Friday on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, extended several … Read More
ACLU challenges governor's New York plan as unconstitutional
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Rhode Island is challenging one of Gov. Gina Raimondo's newest executive maneuvers to … Read More
Obituaries
Elizabeth Sands Bolles, 92, Portsmouth

Elizabeth Sands (Elliot) Bolles, 92, of Portsmouth, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on March 23, 2020.  Elizabeth, known to all as “Bambi,” was born in …

Annette M. Nuttall, 82, Tiverton

Manuel Silvia, 89, Tiverton

Opinion
Letter: Stuck inside with energetic dog? This may help

To the editor: My name is Eric Letendre. I am a dog trainer in Westport. I have developed a free online course for dog owners. Many in our community are stuck inside right now and are dealing with …

Editorial: Weathering a worrisome week

Letter: This ‘break’ has been great for the environment

Letter: Increase in gun sales is a troubling trend for America

Letter: Please support your church in this time of crisis

Legal Notices
Sakonnet Legal Notices – March 5, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the March 5 Sakonnet Times.

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