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‘Rhode Island Nine’ are memorialized in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Lt. Col. Scott Stephan, USMC, said he was just 5 years old in October 1983 when 241 U.S. service men and women were killed in a terrorist attack while on a peacekeeping …

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Westport man wins Back Eddy striped bass tournament
Fishing off LU-SEA, Westport resident Chris Darmody won the Back Eddy's 23rd annual striped bass tournament this weekend, entering a … Read More
Little Compton fund-raiser is for the birds, literally
Ed Aldrich isn't worried so much about himself as the cold weather approaches, but for his two long-time companions and best friends, … Read More
CRMC, wary audience talk oyster farms in Tiverton
Representatives from the state's Coastal Resources Management Council got an earful Monday evening when they appeared before the … Read More
Woman charged with assaulting Portsmouth officer after DUI arrest
PORTSMOUTH — A 58-year-old Tiverton woman was charged with simple assault following her arrest on suspicion of driving under the … Read More
East Providence schedules COVID-19 booster vaccine clinics
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence has announced a series of COVID-19 booster shot clinics throughout the month with the Pfizer … Read More
Tiverton Police: Arrests for DUI, assault and impersonating an officer
Tiverton police officers made an array of arrests from Sept. 20 to 26. Following are arrests from the Tiverton Police Department … Read More
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Barbara Ripa, 89, Portsmouth Barbara Ripa, 89, passed away at home in Portsmouth surrounded by her family on Oct. 10, 2021. Born Barbara Anne Henry in Newport, R.I. to Katherine (Maher) and Robert Henry, she was the oldest of …
Gale M. Goulart, 73, Tiverton Gale Mercedes Goulart, 73, of Tiverton, passed away on October 19, 2021. She was the loving wife of John Goulart for 42 years. She is also survived by two sons: Christian Haler of New York and …
Cheryl Sousa Almeida, Little Compton Cheryl Sousa Almeida, loved by partner Richard Messier of Little Compton, RI, died tragically on October 18, 2021. A forever curious student hungry for knowledge, Cheryl grew up in Bristol, RI, …
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R.I. Aquatics Hall inducts five with local ties The Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2021 inductees, nearly all of the new honorees having local ties: Jeff Allen, David Collins, Tony Fonseca, Jeff Miksis and Ryan …
DEM stocks local waters with trout PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will begin stocking trout in freshwaters across Rhode Island, including in the East Bay, from Friday, Oct. 1, to …
Tiverton's Pacheco places second in her first high school cross country meet On the stat sheet, the Tiverton High School girls cross country teams lost a dual meet to Mt. Hope and Bay View Academy in Bristol on Monday, September 13th. That’s because freshman Ellery …
Photo Gallery: Huskies trounce Tigers, 29-8, in injury fund game Mt. Hope senior quarterback Aidan Ramaglia led the Division II, Mt. Hope football team, over Division IV, Tiverton, 29-8, in an injury fund game in Tiverton on Friday evening.  Ramaglia …
Letter: Sights of summer cling as autumn arrives

Even though we know the days are getting shorter, we can imagine it is still summer when we see roses and our annuals and pretend not to see those poor clipped chrysanthemums. I had …

Letter: Thanks to all those who possibly saved my life

To the editor: I have been sailing on the Sakonnet River for about 35 years. I’ve always made it home on my own. On Sept. 15 at about 5 p.m., a powerful gust tipped my sailboat over right in …

Letter: Oyster farms could change water access forever

To the editor: There is much to discuss about the proposed oyster farms in Seapowet waterway, but I would like to focus on a couple of points.  * Lack of public input — The process …

Letter: Arlene Violet — A hard act to follow

To the editor:The very first thing I would do when the Sakonnet Times arrived was to go to Arlene Violet's column. If there was not one in that edition I felt cheated, something very important was …

Letter: Thanks to all those who possibly saved my life

To the editor: I have been sailing on the Sakonnet River for about 35 years. I’ve always made it home on my own. On Sept. 15 at about 5 p.m., a powerful gust tipped my sailboat over right in …

Letter: The retirement generation deserves better than this

There is one group of Americans we have not heard much from or much about during the past year and a half. That group comprises seniors who are not in nursing homes, who are healthy and productive, …

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