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 Pine Hill Road. Featured will be the sort of fun and food that …
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
Fatal crash involved stolen motorcycle, Westport Police say
WESTPORT — The driver killed on Route 177 in Westport Saturday morning was driving a stolen motorcycle at a high rate of speed in … 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
Westport Police hit driver with third OUI charge
WESTPORT — Calls from several motorists came in to Westport Police at around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, regarding a red Ford … Read More
Obituaries
Gloria Anderson, 86, Tiverton

Gloria (Mason) Anderson, 86, of Tiverton, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019, at home.  She was the wife of the late Robert Anderson. Born in Providence, she was daughter of the late Ira and Doris …

Raymond J. Morrow, 82, Tiverton

Shirley E. Thropp, 82, Little Compton

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 …

Dominant week for Tigers tennis

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

Portsmouth downs Tiverton in unified basketball, 52-30

Tigers debut varsity track teams

Opinion
Letter: In reply to the Tiverton fiction, here are the facts

To the editor: In a letter appearing in this week’s Sakonnet Times, Tiverton resident Will Newman joins those who apparently believe that politics is about making false accusations to generate …

Letter: Most in Tiverton don’t support this agenda

Letter: Jim Taricani — His pursuit of truth made us all proud

Editorial: Grinnell’s Beach — Great job!

Letter: Don't let liberalism transform us into a welfare state

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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Scott Pickering has been on the East Bay Newspapers team for more than two decades, since starting as a reporter for the Sakonnet Times. He's been editor of most of the papers, was Managing Editor of all the papers for many years, and became General Manager in 2012. Today he can be found posting to EastBayRI.com, steering news coverage, writing editorials, talking to readers, working with the sales team, collaborating on design, or helping do whatever it takes to get the papers out the door. Reach him at spickering@eastbaynewspapers.com.