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Little Compton's "Back 40" writer lays down her pen

Sidney Tynan answered the phone Monday morning with the joy and enthusiasm typical of her many letters to the Sakonnet Times brimming in her voice — “I’m doing just fine,” she …
Tiverton taxes set to rise just over 3 percent
Tiverton property taxes are expected to rise just over three percent under a $58.6 million budget tentatively approved Saturday. … Read More
Providence Country Day School celebrates Class of 2024
EAST PROVIDENCE — The weather was perfect Wednesday, June 12, during commencement for the graduates in the Senior Class of 2024 at … Read More
Senior class of 50 graduates from St. Mary Academy-Bay View
St. Mary Academy-Bay View celebrated its 148th commencement as 50 young women from across Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts … Read More
Little Compton students bid farewell
Twenty-two eighth graders at Wilbur & McMahon Schools graduated last week, cheered on by proud families, friends, and loved ones. … Read More
East Bay legislators lead the way on gun violence prevention bills
One bill that gun violence prevention advocates claim as their biggest success during this year's session, and two more bills intended … Read More
Little Compton: U.S. flags only at Town Hall
The Little Compton Town Council last week approved a policy allowing only the American flag to be flown at town hall, settling for now … Read More
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Kinnanes honored as world's shortest St. Paddy's Day parade nears

State Representative Michelle McGaw  (District 71, Tiverton, Little Compton and Portsmouth) had special guests when the House celebrated St. Patrick's Day Thursday: Organizers of the world's …

'World's shortest' parade is in just over a week — here's what's new

Adamsville turns green Sunday afternoon, March 17, when the village hosts its third annual “World’s Shortest St. Paddy’s Day parade.” Afterwards, there will be corned beef and cabbage …

Tiny parade, huge day in Adamsville

Chuck Kinnane loves organizing the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade , which this year runs Sunday, March 17 in Adamsville. But his wife jokes that it's all she ever hears about. …
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Obituaries
Kathleen Levesque Kathleen 'Kay' L. Levesque, 80, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, died on June 22, 2024. She was the wife of the late Joseph Levesque. Born in Providence, RI on June 26, 1943, she was the daughter of the
Cynthia McGill Cynthia B. McGill, born on 10/10/1947 to Barbara Crother and Raymond Searle, died unexpectedly and peacefully in her home on 05/28/2024. Cyndy will be remembered for her intelligence, her kind and gen
Joseph Medeiros We mourn the passing of Joseph "Joe" Medeiros, 66, of Bristol, RI, who succumbed to his illnesses at his home the morning of Wednesday, June 19, 2024 with his loving wife by his side. He was loved by
Sports
New MetLinks officially opens for play on June 27 EAST PROVIDENCE — MetLinks, the nine-hole re-envisioned former front side of the defunct Metacomet Country Club, will officially open to the public on Thursday, June 27. The first tee time …
Tiverton senior wins bronze at state meet Tiverton senior Katie Richardson placed third in the state in the javelin throw at the state track meet at Conley Stadium on Saturday. Richardson, who has been throwing the javelin since freshman …
Tigers headed to the championship after improbable win Zoe Peckham scored 18 seconds into sudden-death overtime to give the Tiverton girls lacrosse team an improbable 15-14 victory over Classical in the Division 4 semifinals at Al Morro Complex in …
Tiverton girls lacrosse and softball teams win, move on in playoffs Girls lacrosse beats Scituate 13-6, moves on to semis Peckham and Polofsky combine for 11 goals Zoe Peckham and Julia Polofsky combined for 11 goals as the Tiverton girls lacrosse team beat …
Opinion
Letter: On patience, house guests and furred interlopers

If you live in the country you never can tell what you will see in your backyard, like the wild turkey, who chose to bring up her brood there as it was safer, or a released pheasant whom I …

Letter: Attention food enthusiasts and community members

Are you looking for a way to give back and contribute? Look no further than the "Condiment Caring Drive" in support of the East Bay Food Pantry.

Letter: In praise of acceptance in Little Compton

I write to express my appreciation for the action of our Town Council in their response to a request from Love Wins Coastal for a council resolution. Our town values diversity of opinions and …

Letter: What is to become of South Shore Beach?

I was startled that the page-one display story in the May 30th 2024 Sakonnet Times was not the news that for the first Memorial Day in memory, there was no sand beach at Little Compton’s …

Letter: If you don’t trust ballot box, be a poll worker

To the editor: The upcoming election is all about “saving democracy,” either from government overreach by Democrats or authoritarian Republicans. I’ve been thinking a lot about …

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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.