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Lafrance breaks ground for TownePlace Suites in Westport

WESTPORT — Lafrance Hospitality and Opechee Construction Corporation have broken ground and begun construction at the site of the 90-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Westport. The hotel …
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
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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 Mabel Etta (Reid) Wood, 93, of Main Road, Tiverton, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, August 16, 2019.  She was the wife of the late Thomas Alton Wood. Born August 5, 1926, she …
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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 The Tiverton Junior Division All Stars stay in the thick of the State Tournament with a 7-4 win over Cumberland at Johnston Memorial Park on Sunday afternoon. In the blazing 100 degree heat, …
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 …
Opinion
Editorial: Stop the guns, slow down the massacres There are myriad ways to explain the epidemic of mass executions in this country. There’s a growing mental health crisis, with overworked advocates, providers and social workers struggling to …
Letter: Tiverton politics — ‘Always angry’ gets us nowhere To the editor: The news of a “recall effort aimed at town council Chairman Rob Counter and Vice Chairman Justin Katz” is an embarrassment to the town of Tiverton, a wasted use of money and …
Letter: TTA, like Trump, showed themselves unfit right off To the editor: President Trump has said and done many things that objectively are untrue, unfair, unprecedented, and unnecessary.  This startling, stark, steady accumulation of lies and nonsense …
Legal Notices
Legal Notices – Sakonnet Times – Aug. 22, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on Aug. 21,  2019.
Tiverton Legal Notices – July 11, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on July 10, 2019.
Sakonnet Legal Notices – June 27, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on June 27, 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.