Chatfield reps local golf with US Am performance

EAST BAY — Wannamoisett’s Davis Chatfield certainly did his home layout and the area golf community proud last week with his performance at the 118th U.S. Amateur played over the renowned …
Latest News
Westport River Center loses a bit off one side
High costs prompt WRWA to cut headquarter’s size With construction bid prices coming in higher than expected, the Westport River … Read More
Pokanoket tribe members seek Nubble beach access for healing
Treaties promised beach access but beaches blocked by parking rules Westport waterways and beaches were long a special place of … Read More
West Nile Virus found in Tiverton mosquitos
TIVERTON — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from two mosquito pools, or … Read More
‘Treasures’ await at Tiverton school yard sale Thursday
TIVERTON — One heavily used Ford F350 plow truck, a pair of lightly used commercial grade convection ovens, a couple of wood shop … Read More
Westport to remove lead paint from Annex nursery school space
The Town of Westport will undertake remediation measures for traces of lead paint found on doors and door jams in the basement of the … Read More
Three with area ties vie for RIGA Jr. Amateur golf titles
EAST PROVIDENCE — Three golfers with area ties were among the finalists of the 2018 Rhode Island Golf Association Jr. Amateur … Read More
Obituaries
Donald R. Kidd, 74, Portsmouth

Donald R. Kidd, Sr., 74, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away at home with family and friends at his side on Aug. 17, 2018. He was the husband of his “Honey" Ann (Sullivan) Kidd. Born on Sept. 14, …

George A. Stike, 62, Westport

Alexander F. Taber, Jr., Tiverton

Captain Timothy Furtado, 82, Tiverton

Leland S. Jamieson Jr., Tiverton

Antone Joseph Arruda, 93, of Tiverton

M. Shirley Bernier

Herbert Malin, 90, of Tiverton and Barrington

Sports
Tiverton boy wins competition at Fenway Park

Jacob Cookinham of Tiverton won first place in the 2018 Scotts MLB Pitch Hit & Run Boston Red Sox Team Championship at Fenway Park on June 23. More than 650,000 youngsters age 7 to 14 …

Barrington will play Tiverton in District II All-Stars final

Annual Challenger Jamboree in Portsmouth brings smiles to all

Perfect storm helps Tigers softball team win D-III state title

Enright and Vestas slip to a fourth place finish in Leg 9

Opinion
Letter: Good farmers should support decent care for animals

To the editor: To the citizens of Westport in response to Mr. Carter Wilkie's letter:  Boy, this fellow is way off base!  What bee got into his bonnet (trousers)!  Let's really take a look …

Letter: Solar project: Good for environment, good for Westport

Letter: We value our farmers, but animal welfare as well

Letter: Route 24 not a safety hazard but a sanity hazard

Letter: Odd Pocasset School ‘pilot program' needs closer look

Legal Notices
Tiverton Legal Notices - Aug. 16, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Aug. 16 edition of the Sakonnet Times.
Tiverton Legal Notices - Aug. 9, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on Aug. 9, 2018.

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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.