Author Archives: Tom Killin Dalglish

Stock image of an indoor shooting range. Two are proposed to be licensed in Tiverton.

Shooting range hearing on Monday; three council candidates state views, most decline

TIVERTON — Of three candidates (out of 12 running) for Town Council, who responded to survey questions about licensing two specific indoor shooting ranges in town, two candidates supported the licensing of both organizations that had applied, and one split his vote, favoring the licensing of one, but not the other. The remaining nine candidates

Shipwright Hermann Hinrichsen works at side of Peggotty, preparing to move the aging catboat/studio. Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

For Peggotty, out of Little Compton, a historic voyage

  LITTLE COMPTON — Two men, one a shipwright and the other a millwright, used skids and rollers to move a work of art — a very unusual 164-year old, 18-foot catboat — to a new home last week. The vessel is the Peggotty, and it is about as precious a part of town’s artistic

Chief Marion has served over 27 years in the Little Compton Police Department.

Council names new police chief for Little Compton

LITTLE COMPTON — Last Thursday, Aug. 4, at its regular meeting the Town Council appointed Lieutenant Antone (Buzzy) Marion to the position of Police Chief for the Town of Little Compton. Chief Marion has been acting chief of the department since former Chief Sidney Wordell retired June 30. “I am very, very happy,” said Chief

James Pelletier, owner of Tiger landscaping, appears here in court, after hearing he would be fined $1.

Judge fines Pelletier $1 for illegal Tiverton composting

TIVERTON —A Superior Court judge has fined James W. Pelletier, the owner of Tiger Tree and Landscaping on Crandall Road in Tiverton, the total sum of $1 (one dollar) for manufacturing compost in violation of the town’s zoning ordinance. The same judge, last year after a trial, had previously found Mr. Pelletier guilty of the

A sailor's valentine called "Bouquet in Scallop Shells" was among those stolen last Friday.

Search continues for stolen Sailor’s Valentines

Police continue their hunt for 11 intricate Sailor’s Valentines stolen from Marguerite’s Restaurant overnight on Friday, Aug. 15. The pieces, painstakingly crafted by local artist Barbara Chadwick and valued at over $15,000, were removed from the 778 Main Road restaurant’s walls during a night-time break-in through a restaurant window. The break-in was discovered the next

James J. Sweeney, 84, of Westport

James J. Sweeney, 84, of Westport, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 18, 2014, at home. He was the husband of Phyllis (Evans) Sweeney, they were married for 46 years. Mr. Sweeney served in the Marine corps from 1947–1951 and attended Michigan State University from 1951–1956, graduating with a B.S. in police science and administration. 

Claire M. Acheson, 86, Westport

Claire M. Acheson, 86, of Westport, passed away quietly on August 15, 2014 at St. Anne’s Hospital after a brief illness.  Born in New Bedford, she was married to the late James W. Acheson for 50 years. A graduate of New Bedford High School and Kinyon Campbell Business School, she worked for 38 years as

Randy Lebeau, who wants to build a gun range on Main Road, spoke first, opposing the ordinance. Photo by Tim Marshall

Tiverton Council adopts gun range ordinance

TIVERTON — By a vote of 5-2 Tiverton’s Town Council passed an ordinance last night that will require the licensing of indoor gun ranges in the town. The vote came after a two-and-a-half hour public hearing, and another hour–and-a-half of debate among council members, in a Tiverton High School auditorium packed with several hundred spectators.

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