Author Archives: Tom Killin Dalglish

Sakonnet area blueberry bonanza; sunny summer’s bumper crop

SAKONNET AREA — The season is over, but blueberry bushes this year showered roadside stands and markets in the Tiverton, Little Compton and Westport area with a bumper crop of blueberries. This was the best year in a long time, says **** Hart of Tiverton, who has about 200 bushes on his 10-acre homestead, that

Tiverton Crossings hits strong opposition

TIVERTON — The second public hearing about the massive mixed-use Tiverton Crossings development proposed by the Carpionato Development Group, got off to a rocky start last week in the high school auditorium. About eight representatives from Carpionato were in attendance. In the audience were 50-60 citizens, 13 of whom spoke against the plan and three

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

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