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Fire causes heavy damage to Westport building

WESTPORT — A Friday night fire caused considerable damage to a storage-type structure at 365 Narrow Avenue in Westport close to the Rhode Island line. At approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday, …
Tiverton Police Report: Tiverton Police: Narcotics possession; fryer oil dumping
Tuesday, Nov. 26 Nicole B. Leduc, 26, of Sharon, Mass., was arrested on a charge of vandalism at 2:40 p.m. at a Hilton Street … Read More
Route 24 rollover injures driver in Tiverton
TIVERTON — An early Sunday morning rollover accident on Route 24 in Tiverton left the driver injured and the car a total … Read More
Can bridge barriers save lives?
Bristol resident Bryan Ganley was about 21 years old when he got a late night call from his best friend, who said he wanted to end his … Read More
Tigers fall in Super soaker
A bold move by Tiverton Head Coach Bob Murray came up short as Tiverton lost a 21-20 heartbreaker to North Smithfield/Mount St. … Read More
Wall Street likes Westport bubbly for Thanksgiving
For her November 15 Wall Street Journal article on great wines to buy for this Thanksgiving, writer Lettie Teague included the 2009 … Read More
Consumers urged to avoid Romaine lettuce from Salinas, California
PROVIDENCE — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are advising people … Read More
East Bay Social
Teri A. Taylor, 60, Tiverton Teri A. Taylor, 60, of Tiverton, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.  She was the wife of Carl B. Taylor Sr. for 40 years.  Born in Stoughton, Mass., she was the daughter of the late …
Nancy Hakeem, 82, Tiverton Nancy Hakeem, 82, of Tiverton, wife of Louis Hakeem, was born to eternal life surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. A woman of great faith, she attended St. Christopher’s …
Trending Stories
Little Compton's Emma Leary excels at USRowing Challenge Emma Leary of Little Compton and a student at St. Mary Academy - Bay View in East Providence, competed in the 2019 USRowing Youth Regional Challenge last weekend in Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla. She was …
Three Bay View seniors pen Division I college sports letters EAST PROVIDENCE — St. Mary Academy-Bay View held the first of its annual athletic signing ceremonies on Wednesday, Nov. 13, which saw three senior student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent, …
Tiverton shines in shootout, wins state title They let in only two goals all season, earned a near-perfect 17-0-1 record. They sailed through the playoffs to secure their spot at Cranston Stadium for the Division III state championship finals.
Letter: Spare Tiverton from TTA tyranny — don’t ‘recall the recall’ To  the editor: Tyranny is when one person or small group of people as too much power. It becomes relatively easy to abuse that power at the expense of innocent citizens. The best way to …
Letter: Getting Tiverton on track when the public’s shut out To the editor: Nothing illustrates the two factions in Tiverton politics better than the Town Council’s policy for public participation.  When members of the Tiverton Taxpayers …
Letter: Legislators, opponents wrong in labor contract legislation issue To the editor: This is soooo much drivel! Both the Federal Labor Relations Authority and the National Labor Relations Board honor the labor law and regulation of "Status Quo Ante". Which means …
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Tiverton Legal Notices – Nov. 21, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Nov. 21 Sakonnet Times.
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Tiverton Legal Notices – Nov. 7, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Nov. 7 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.