Author Archives: Tom Killin Dalglish

Russ Smith helps plant Sandalwoods' orchard. Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo.

Sandywoods coordinator quits: Cites discouragement over fund raising efforts

Sandywoods coordinator quits: Cites discouragement over fund raising efforts

TIVERTON — Russ Smith, program coordinator at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, and the organizing force behind the popular series of live musical performances there, has announced his resignation from his position at Sandywoods. “I’m resigning my position at Sandywoods effective midnight tomorrow,” Mr. Smith wrote in a Saturday, March 28, Facebook posting. “My work

Science Central will operate, as here during a BioBlitz a few years ago in Narragansett, inside a large tent, where specimens collected will be identified and catalogued.

Little Compton to be BioBlitzed on ‘Nature Day’

LITTLE COMPTON — A 24-hour BioBlitz, and conclave of over a dozen conservation and gardening organizations being called Nature Day, will descend upon Veterans Field on the weekend of June 13. The double-header event, expected by its sponsors to draw an estimated 500-600 people from around the area and New England, signals “a powerful next

Robt. Gray potholes 4-2-15

Tiverton pothole: “worst of the bunch”

  Budget-makers deny $50K request for road repairs This pothole, twenty or thirty feet long by perhaps five feet wide, on Robert Gray Avenue, at its intersection with Main Road, is one of about 24 potholes left around town to patch, said Department of Public Works Director Steven Berlucchi last Thursday. “We started out with

Seated at the centermost of three tables at Tuesday's planning board meeting are (from left) Town Planner Marc Rousseau, Chairman Steve Hughes, Town Solicitor Anthony DeSisto, Board Administrative Officer Kate Michaud, and Assistant Town Solicitor Stephanie Federico. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

Planning Board votes first okay for Tiverton Glen project

TIVERTON — Tiverton’s planning board by a vote of 5-3 Tuesday night took a first preliminary step towards approval of the massive Tiverton Glen project being proposed by the Carpionato Group. The board voted to recommend to the Town Council an amendment to the town Comprehensive Community Plan (“the Comp Plan”), and a future land

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

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