Gull Cove boat ramp in Portsmouth to close this summer

PORTSMOUH — The R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has decided to close and remove the concrete Gull Cove State Boat Ramp in July, saying it’s no longer safe or …
Three rescued after 17-foot boat overturns off Seapowet
TIVERTON — Three boaters spent about 20 minutes in cold water off Jack’s Island (peninsula) near Seapowet Point Wednesday after … Read More
Aquidneck Island Robotics team finishes successful season
NEWPORT — It’s been a good year for the Aquidneck Island Robotics FIRST Robotics Competition Team 78, AIR STRIKE. Comprised of … Read More
Partners Village Store to celebrate 40 years with Saturday party
They had started out in 1979 simply as a wine-and-beer making supplies store, just a little ways down the road from the Victorian … Read More
Feds formally rescind Sakonnet Bridge toll order
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — It’s official: There will be no future tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The Federal Highway … Read More
A Westport salute to Tony Connors
The Board of Selectmen opened last week’s meeting by honoring Anthony ‘Tony’ Connors “for his contributions to the Town of … Read More
Woman dies over a week after Westport hit and run
WESTPORT — The victim of last week’s hit and run incident in Westport has died at Rhode Island Hospital as a result of the … Read More
Obituaries
Eileen C. Tonne, 94, Portsmouth, Tiverton

Eileen Claire (Grimm) Tonne, 94, of Portsmouth, passed away on May 19, 2019, at Sakonnet Bay Manor in Tiverton. She was the wife of Laurence Tonne of Portsmouth. Eileen was born in New York, NY, …

Patricia Ann Brigham, 81, Tiverton

Diana deJesus, 92, New York, NY

Sports
Dominant week for Tigers tennis

TIVERTON — Tiverton tennis hosted North Providence in tennis Thursday and won handily by a 7-0 score. This was the team’s third match of the week and the Tigers won all three by 7-0 shutouts …

Tiverton's Molly Little wins lacrosse honors at U. Denver

Portsmouth downs Tiverton in unified basketball, 52-30

Tigers debut varsity track teams

Fun is the focus of unified basketball game

Opinion
Letter: Wet, cool spring hard on potato, corn farmers

While we non-farmers have been counting up the rainy days and bemoaning the lack of warm and spring-like weather, the local potato and sweet corn growers have been in serious, deep trouble. The …

Letter: Katz and TTA: Our budget way or nothing

Letter: For sake of library, schools and more, Tiverton budget 2 is my choice

Letter: Tiverton must do better than these questionable compromises

Letter: Katz budget plan (#1) makes for curious reading

Legal Notices
Tiverton Legal Notices - May 16 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the May 16 edition of the Sakonnet Times.

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