Author Archives: Bruce Burdett


Florence L. Meader, 98, Westport Harbor

Florence L. Meader, 98, Westport Harbor

Florence L. “Bonnie” (Maxcy) Meader, 98, of Westport Harbor, passed away at home on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Freeman D. Meader. Born in Pawtucket, RI, daughter of the late Frank and Florence (Howells) Maxcy, she grew up in North Attleboro, Mass. Following her marriage,

Cramilda Cunningham Costa, 84, Westport

Cramilda “Milly” (Braga) Cunningham Costa, 84, of Westport, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at New Bedford Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Frank V. Costa and the former wife of Leonard Cunningham. Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Manuel M. and Maria (Gonsalves) Braga. She


Study: Non-whites more apt to be ticketed here

They aren’t much more likely to stop non-white motorists, but police in Tiverton and Little Compton are more apt to issue citations to the non-white drivers they stop than the white drivers. That is among the findings of a 2013-2014 study by Northeastern University’s Institute on Race and Justice released by the state Department of

Except for a hearing July 21 in the high school , Tiverton Town Hall will  be the scene for multiple hearings on Monday nights in July.

Lawmakers host forum on Tiverton sewer district

Set for Thursday, Dec. 4 at Senior Center Rep. John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton) and Sen. Walter S. Felag Jr. (D-Dist. 10, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton) are hosting a constituent forum on Thursday, Dec. 4, so that residents can voice their concerns over the Tiverton Wastewater District. “Senator Felag and I have fielded a


Leon R. Warren, 87, of Little Compton

Leon R. Warren, 87, of Little Compton, a retired senior engineer for Raytheon, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, after a short illness. Born in Malden, Mass., he was the son of the late Ralph and the late Viola (Nickerson) Warren of West Roxbury, Mass., and the husband of Dorothy (Bone) Warren. He was

Gilbert S. Lopes, 89, formerly of Westport

Gilbert S. Lopes, 89, formerly of 193 Highland Avenue, Westport, passed away November 4, 2014, in the comfort of his Garden City, South Carolina, home.  He was attended by his loving wife of 65 years, Gladys (Loring). Gilbert was the chief medical lab technologist at St. Luke’s Hospital for 35 years.  In 1989 he and Gladys


Lawmakers here oppose 23.6% electric rate hike

Rep. Dennis M. Canario and Rep. John G. Edwards said Friday that they intend to contact the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission to express their strong opposition to a request by National Grid to hike electric rates by 23.6 percent beginning next year. “There just doesn’t seem to be any concern on the part of

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John C. Seavor, 59, Westport

John C. “Jack” Seavor, 59, of Westport, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Charlton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Deborah A. (Tripp) Seavor of Westport. Born in Cranston and raised in Providence, he was the son of the late John S. and Christina C. (Boldt) Seavor and