Tiverton woman arrested for DUI with son in the car

Portsmouth police officers stopped and arrested a Tiverton woman for driving drunk with her 8-year-old son in the car last week. According to police, multiple witnesses called to report a black …
Latest News
‘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
New principal named for Tiverton Middle School
The Tiverton School Committee last Tuesday, July 24, appointed Susan Craven to serve as principal of Tiverton Middle School. The … Read More
Health officials issue Ritz cracker products recall
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Mondelez Global is recalling certain Ritz … Read More
Tiverton Councilor Lebeau explodes at meeting, stages loud opposition
TIVERTON — The controversy came out of nowhere. The Tiverton council agenda for its regular meeting of Monday, June 25, had … Read More
Obituaries
George A. Stike, 62, Westport

George A. “Skip” Stike, 62, of Westport, passed away August 6, 2018, at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. A resident of Westport since 1974, Skip, the only son of the late Oakley and …

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

Roland Patrick “Butch” Grant, 71, of Tiverton

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: Pointless slow motion painting causes bridge mess

To the editor, I can't be the only person who is frustrated with the traffic jams resulting from maintenance work being done on the new Sakonnet River Bridge.  For weeks, cars have been crawling …

Letter: It’s critical to protect the truth (and free press)

Letter: How to avoid a tragic mistake choosing a dog trainer

Letter: Why is Rt. 24 safety not a DOT or police priority?

Letter: Don’t buy Tiverton Charter Committee’s preposterous claims

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.