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State authority to Westport: Inspections the rule everywhere farm animals kept

WESTPORT — The state requires inspection of every property in Westport where traditional farm animals are kept, …
Westport's old police station comes tumbling down
WESTPORT — An excavator, above, yanks a giant chunk of cinderblock wall out of Westport’s old police station next to Town Hall on … Read More
Sen. Coyne’s bill will ban 3-D printed guns, other untraceable firearms
PROVIDENCE — As investigators grapple with what may be Rhode Island’s first murder committed with a 3-D printed gun, Sen. Cynthia … Read More
Tiverton Police: DUI charged, third offense
Tuesday, Dec. 24 Joseph H. Fitzgerald, 48, of 33 Bluff Ave., Tiverton was arrested at 7:13 p.m. on a charge of violating a … Read More
The class that dines together … ‘Small but mighty’ Westport Class of 2020 breaks bread
WESTPORT — Theirs hasn’t always been the smoothest route to senior year. When members of Westport High School’s Class of 2020 … Read More
‘Bearded Bandit’ among two arrested for East Providence New Year’s Eve bank theft
EAST PROVIDENCE – East Providence Police apprehended two Rhode Island men, including one known as the infamous “Bearded Bandit” … Read More
Tiverton dives into the new year
TIVERTON - It was a festive way to spend New Year’s Day this past Wednesday, January 1, as hundreds gathered for the ninth … Read More
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Obituaries
Normand A. Gingras, 92, Tiverton Normand A. Gingras, 92, formerly of Devon Way, Tiverton, died Saturday, January 11, 2020. An organist and graduate of Boston University School of Music, he studied under Jean Langlais at …
Cecelia Borden, 105, Portsmouth Cecelia (Pearce) Borden, 105, of Portsmouth, passed away on January 6, 2020, at the Grand Islander Nursing Home in Middletown. She was the wife of the late Robert MacCormick and the late Richard …
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Sports
Tiverton Junior Basketball League buys safety mats for gym TIVERTON — People playing and running in the Tiverton Middle School gym can do so with less fear of slamming into the hard walls, thanks to a gift from the Tiverton Junior Basketball …
Ennis scores 20 points as Tiverton holds off Westport, 50-49, at holiday tournament Tiverton senior guard Ryan Ennis scored 16 second half points to lead the Tigers over Westport 50-49 during Tiverton’s Holiday Tournament on Friday night. The Tigers overcame a 28-18 halftime …
Tiverton gridiron MVPs named Gridiron MVPs Tiverton Tigers Nick Ekstrom (defense) and Matt Gacioch (offense) show the MVP awards they received at the Providence Gridiron Club's Annual MVP Night. Featured were the outstanding offensive and …
Opinion
Editorial: State priorities should be schools and jobs Welcome to January, the season of rebirth, when all hope springs eternal … Something seem amiss? It is. Gov. Gina Raimondo’s State of the State address was easy to cheer. She spoke …
Editorial: Septics in harm’s way Fair enough that residents of Westport’s East Beach Road want equal treatment when it comes to septic system enforcement. The problem is that almost no place around — not in Westport …
Arlene Violet: Can political leaders stop the madness? With the onset of the new legislative session, taxpayers are gritting their teeth to see what fiscal ignominies will be piled onto their backs. One thing is for certain. The governor is out of …
Legal Notices
Tiverton Legal Notices – Jan. 2, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Jan. 2 Sakonnet Times.
Tiverton Legal Notices – Dec. 26, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Dec. 26 Sakonnet Times.

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