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Deal done — Tiverton beachfront gas station is town property

By   /  March 7, 2014  /  News, Waterfront  /  3 Comments

Town Council President Ed Roderick stands across Main Road from gas station, now the town's property. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

TIVERTON — It was a complicated transaction, but the former gas station at 1837 Main Road abutting Grinnell’s Beach now belongs to the Town of Tiverton. The news was made public “with great pleasure” last Monday by Town Solicitor Andrew Teitz. All the official documents, he said, would be recorded the next day. “Most of […]

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Stone House on the rocks; Little Compton landmark hits hard times

By   /  March 7, 2014  /  Business, Food & Dining  /  No Comments

The Stone House and barn are now on the market for $6.9 million. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

  LITTLE COMPTON— The 178-year old Stone House at 122 Sakonnet Point Road is up for sale for $6.9 million. It went on the market a little over a month ago, an upsetting turn of events for over a dozen couples with wedding receptions planned there. Its future is now up for grabs. The Little […]

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Little Compton School Committee votes budget increase; Budget Committee next to act

By   /  March 7, 2014  /  Schools  /  No Comments

Olive Allen, 12, was applauded for her comments supporting the computer science teaching position. Photos by Tom Killin Dalglish

LITTLE COMPTON — Olive Allen is a 12-year-old seventh grader in Wilbur & McMahon School, so when she stood at the podium in a packed Town Hall Friday evening to talk to the Little Compton School Committee about next year’s budget, people listened. “I wanted to say how we spent all this money on 200 […]

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Tiverton middle schoolers take virtual trek to Iowa author’s home

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Tiverton Middle School student Anthony Stevens Skypes from the school library with author Maribeth Boelts as she sits at her Cedar Falls, Iowa home.

  TIVERTON — School was done for the day so Tiverton sixth graders pulled up virtual chairs in acclaimed children’s book author Maribeth Boelts’ Cedar Falls, Iowa, dining room to talk writing. Nearby were her nine-month-old grandson, for whom she was babysitting, and the family dog and cat. Though Cedar Fall is 1,200 miles west […]

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Tiverton police charge woman in major heroin haul

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

Deana Furtado

 TIVERTON – Tiverton police seized 2,560 bags of heroin, 50 oxycodone pills, and $6,454 in cash at a residence on State Avenue in Tiverton early Tuesday evening. The occupant of the house, Deana Furtado, 40, of 287 State Street, Tiverton, was charged with one count of possession of a scheduled drug with intent to sell, […]

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New Tiverton Town Administrator named; starts immediately

By   /  February 25, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  1 Comment

Matthew J. Wojcik, 45, takes a break during Monday's council meeting after being appointed Tiverton's Town Administrator.

TIVERTON — A unanimous Town Council Monday named Matthew J. Wojcik, 45, of Cumberland, to the position of Tiverton Town Administrator. A contract between the town and Mr. Wojcik, who was in Town Hall for the occasion, was approved and signed Monday evening. Mr. Wojcik was scheduled officially to begin his duties Tuesday morning at […]

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Buses will run again in Tiverton

By   /  February 21, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Full size buses like this will run between Tiverton and Providence beginning in June. RIPTA has just purchased 50 such buses.

TIVERTON — Buses will roll again to and from Tiverton beginning on or about June 23. Initially, the service will begin and end — three times in the morning, three in the afternoon — at the Fish Road Park and Ride near the intersection of Fish Road and Route 24 (at Exit 6). The announcement […]

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Brayton Road quarry gunfire worries some Tiverton neighbors

By   /  February 13, 2014  /  News  /  1 Comment

A shooter takes aim at a target. Photo appeared in a Sakonnet River Outfitters Facebook invitation to the first annual pumpkin shoot, held at the quarry last fall.

TIVERTON — First came a “motocross park,” now it’s gunshots that neighbors say they’re hearing from a former quarry at 691 Brayton Road. Town officials say they’re looking into the matter. “I hear it from where I live,” said Town Councilor Bill Gerlach, who lives half a mile away on King Road near Brayton Road. […]

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Among similar towns, Tiverton pays least for police, school heads

By   /  February 8, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Tiverton Town Hall at 343 Highland Road is the seat of town government.

TIVERTON — Tiverton’s police chief and school superintendent are the lowest paid such officials among 11 communities that are comparable in the state.  Other Tiverton officials rank in the bottom tier — in third or fourth place from the bottom — in the same group of communities. The 11 towns, and their populations, with which […]

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Tiverton settlement: Martin retires, gets benefit pay, pension

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  1 Comment

Bob Martin's interview on WJAR Channel 10 in late October lead to an investigation into allegations that were aired, and employment discipline by the town, and ultimately a settlement announced Jan. 30

WJAR Channel 10 Tiverton and Bob Martin, its long-time maintenance foreman, have settled a dispute that flared up at the end of October when Mr. Martin was accused of misuse of town resources for personal gain and at private property he owns. The (four page, plus two page appendix) settlement package announced Thursday between the […]

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