Author Archives: Tom Killin Dalglish

The Tiverton Water tower, shown here at the top of Pocasset Hill (elevation slightly above 300 feet), stores water used by the North Tiverton Fire District.

Water supply questions raised for Tiverton Glen

Water supply questions raised for Tiverton Glen

TIVERTON — Officials at the two private water authorities in town — the North Tiverton Fire District and the Stone Bridge Fire District — cannot say whether there would be adequate water to fight a major fire in one of the estimated 20 buildings being proposed by Carpionato Development Group for the massive Tiverton Glen

Before audience of about 50, the school committee reorganizes. (from left) Peg Bugara, Lori Craffey, Chairman Tom Allder, Patrick McHugh, and Polly Allen. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

Little Compton school group gets facelift

LITTLE COMPTON — At a special school committee meeting Monday afternoon at 4, before an audience of about 50 people, Chairman Tom Allder set about reorganizing the school committee, its various subcommittees, and the search for a new superintendent. The tone was set early on for the proceedings. “I’m not concerned with precedent, I’m not

Planning board Vice-Chairman Stu Hardy (left), Chairman Steve Hughes, and administrative officer Kate Michaud, and others of the committee, presided at a December meeting about Tiverton Glen. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

Without lawyer, Tiverton planning board postpones meeting

TIVERTON — The town council Monday night voted 4-3 to tell the Tiverton Planning Board that it would not have legal counsel for a public hearing Tuesday night on the Tiverton Glen project. The council’s vote included a recommendation that the planning board postpone its hearing to a later date. Reacting to the council’s action,

"I have been very close to the superintendent over the past four or five years," newly-named school committee chairman Tom Allder said last Wednesday. "I think she's a great person." Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

Allder plans wipe-out Monday of school committee subcommittees

LITTLE COMPTON — Scarcely a day-and-a-half after he staged a take-over of the school committee chairmanship last Wednesday night, Tom Allder on Friday called a special school meeting for Monday, March 9, in an omnibus effort to clean house regarding all school committee subcommittees. The clean-house effort includes the superintendent search committee, but is potentially

Tom Allder said he was "not satisfied" with some things he'd heard about Polly Allen's chairmanship. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

Allder grabs Little Compton school chairmanship

LITTLE COMPTON — Tom Allder was voted in as Little Compton School Committee Chairman, and Polly Allen was voted out, last Wednesday night, following a bitterly contested school committee meeting that lasted for over three hours. About 85-95 people showed up for the occasion, which took place in the school gymnasium, not the Commons area

Attorney Kenneth McGunagle and Planner Ashley Hahn (foreground) spoke against Tiverton Glen on behalf of community opposition at planning board hearing. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

Board delays vote on Tiverton Glen; hearings to continue

TIVERTON — A vote was anticipated, but it never happened. Last week, after a marathon nearly three-hour hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 24, the Tiverton Planning Board postponed until at least March 10, any further consideration of amendments to the town’s Comprehensive Community Plan (the “Comp Plan”). The amendments have been widely considered to be necessary

Are two revisions to Comp Plan at loggerheads

Two separate groups may be working at cross purposes when it comes to revising Tiverton’s Comprehensive Plan. One group, with the more comprehensive mandate, is the 13-member Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC). They are appointed by the Town Council, and serve either ex-officio or by direct appointment. Its charge is to revise the 171-page Comprehensive

Little Compton School Committee Chairperson Polly Allen prepares at her dining room table at home for a recent meeting. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

School board coup planned in Little Compton; vote on Wednesday

LITTLE COMPTON — Polly Allen, LIttle Compton’s newly elected school committee chairperson, faces ouster at the school committee meeting this coming Wednesday, March 4. Ms. Allen has served as chairperson for a little over three months, and has presided over four school committee meetings (and two workshops). School committee member Tom Allder, who wants to