Kent County Daily Times

Kent County Daily Times

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The Kent County Daily Times is a six-day (Monday through Saturday) evening daily newspaper based in West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA, covering central and western Kent County, Rhode Island. It is owned by RISN Operations Inc.

Towns in the Daily Times<nowiki>'</nowiki> coverage area include Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich and West Warwick, all suburbs or rural towns southwest of Providence, Rhode Island.

History

The Kent County paper was founded in 1892 as the Pawtuxet Valley Daily Times. The paper made its debut on July 20 of that year under the direction of Frank Harvey Campbell. Irving Pearce Hudson, a prominent Rhode Island Republican, and his business partner, Charles Burlingham, bought the paper in July 1907. Hudson died on February 24, 1949, at which time his widow, Thirza, took over as president and had her four daughters — Dorothy I. Havens, Lucy M.H. Potter, Marion T. Goddard, and Thirza H. Chettle — as her board of directors. Upon her death on July 18, 1961, Thirza left her estate, including the Daily Times, in equal shares to her daughters, who then elected Dorothy Havens president. The paper was sold to PVT Corporation, headed by Theodore Holmberg, on April 30, 1975. The paper became known by its current name in the 1980s."RISN Completes Purchase of Daily Times". Kent County Daily Times (W. Warwick, R.I.), February 6, 2007. In 1999, it was acquired by Journal Register...
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