Feds agree to rescind order for Sakonnet River Bridge tolls

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Future tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge may have sustained a deathblow now that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has agreed to rescind a 2013 order that …
East Bay Prevention Coalitions, police participate in Prescription Drug Disposal Day
On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the East Bay Prevention Coalitions and police departments of Bristol, Warren, … Read More
Stop & Shop stalemate continues
The stalemate between the parent company of Stop & Shop Supermarkets and five local unions of United Food & Commercial Workers in … Read More
Red Dory welcomes spring, new owner
TIVERTON — There would be no easing into Aaron DeRego’s next step in the restaurant business. The former chef/co-owner of … Read More
Little Compton continues to ponder solar rules
LITTLE COMPTON — For the fourth time since last October, the Little Compton Town Council last Thursday evening took under … Read More
Goose continues slow recovery from arrow wound
The condition of “Pierce,” the Canada goose shot by an arrow (possibly in the vicinity of the Bourne Mill Apartments in north … Read More
Tiverton Police: Don’t donate to questionable beekeeper ‘victim’
Tiverton police are cautioning people against giving money to an on-line fundraiser until they can learn more about a Facebook report … Read More
Obituaries
Gerard V. Thibault, 74, Tiverton

Gerard V. Thibault, 74, of Tiverton, also known by Jerry, Jerry from the Dairy and RcPop, passed away on April 10, 2019, at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River after a long illness.
Jerry was born …

Allen W. Carr, 90, formerly of Tiverton

Lawrence M. Rocha II, 46, Little Compton

Sports
Portsmouth downs Tiverton in unified basketball, 52-30

PORTSMOUTH — After honoring their late friend Connor Peckham and celebrating its older plays for senior night, the Patriots unified basketball team got down to business versus Tiverton on …

Tigers debut varsity track teams

Fun is the focus of unified basketball game

Tigers triumph at cheerleading states again

Barrington runs past Tiverton in playoff opener

Opinion
Editorial: Public-sector unions, take a bow (and then retire)

Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive …

Editorial: Ray Jones Dog Park — fine idea

Letter: Today’s high school students need financial literacy

Letter: TTA attacks critics rather than present facts

Letter: Solar projects unfairly penalize those who live nearby

Legal Notices
Tiverton and Little Compton Legal Notices – April 18, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on April 18, 2019.

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