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Top Tiverton Town Administrator candidates named; set for interviews

By   /  January 30, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Tiverton Senior Center on Canonicus Street

TIVERTON — Four finalists for the position of Tiverton Town Administrator will be interviewed in public by Town Council members next Monday and Wednesday nights.  The finalists, all men, were announced by Town Clerk and Interim Town Administrator Nancy Mello in no particular order, she said. They are: Jeremiah T. O’Grady, Lincoln, RI; Matthew J. […]

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Tiverton high students take boat, design talents to boat show

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Schools  /  No Comments

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TIVERTON — A group of Tiverton High School students in the boat building and engineering programs will exhibit their work alongside the pros at the Providence Boat Show on Jan. 31- Feb. 2. Boat-building students will display the nearly complete 16-foot wooden skiff they’ve been crafting over the fall. And engineering students will present visitors […]

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For Tiverton, storm less than predicted, officials report

By   /  January 22, 2014  /  Government & Politics, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

Tiverton's new plow like this one will arrive in March, but 17 plows are out Wednesday for January's storm.

TIVERTON — From all reports, Tiverton has made it through the snow storm of January 21 intact, with no major issues being reported. “Not bad, not as much snow as predicted,” said Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Stephen Berlucchi Wednesday morning. DPW crews were out “all day yesterday and all night,” Mr. Berlucchi said. […]

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Tiverton’s Pond Bridge condition ‘critical’

By   /  January 17, 2014  /  Government & Politics, Waterfront  /  No Comments

DPW Director Steve Berlucchi describes the worsening condition of the Pond Bridge behind him at the southern end of Nonquit Pond, Unless it is fixed soon, weight limits or even closure are likely. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

  TIVERTON — The only bridge that Tiverton owns — Pond Bridge at the south end of Nonquit Pond — is in “critical condition” and in serious need of repairs.  It could be a race against time for the bridge. Repairs may not be possible before the bridge may have to to be closed or […]

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New Year brings new owners to Adamsville’s Simmons Store

By   /  January 9, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

On New Year's Eve, the last day the place was open under their 15-year ownership, Jennifer Holewka and Ralph Borden stand behind the  counter at Simmons Store. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

ADAMSVILLE — The venerable Simmons Store at 78 Crandall Road is getting new ownership at the end of next week.  A sign on the store door recently carried the announcement by the couple that has run the store for a little over 15 years. “We will be closing Jan. 1,” the sign said, “so the […]

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Water pipes burst in Tiverton’s Old Central Fire Station

By   /  January 7, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Owner Russell Doane, 77, a retired electronics engineer, was out-of-town during the cold weekend. Photos by Tom Killin Dalglish

  TIVERTON — A broken water line caused by frozen pipes brought the Tiverton Fire Department, National Grid, and the town building inspector to the old Central Fire Station at 1449 Main Road on Monday afternoon. “The call came in at 1:55 p.m. from a neighbor who saw water coming out of the front doors,” […]

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Tiverton Senior Center empty after storm

By   /  January 3, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  1 Comment

Without snow, the Tiverton Senior Center on Canonicus Street looks like this.

TIVERTON — Friday was a snow day for seniors, as far as the Tiverton Senior Center was concerned.  “We’re open, but no one’s here,” The Center’s Director Janice Gomes said about noontime, just hours after the storm moved out of the area. “Normally there are 40-50 seniors at the Center in the morning for the […]

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Tiverton plow breaks down, again, as town digs out

By   /  January 3, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Tiverton's new snowplow won 't arrive until March. The old one is headed to the grave yard.

TIVERTON — A snow plow breakdown may mean that the southeastern part of Tiverton, from Bulgarmarsh to the Little Compton, may see some delays in getting plowed or sanded. It’s the same plow that broke down last year. To make matters worse, the town’s new plow won’t arrive in town for about three months. That’s […]

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Tiverton police update alert: wanted man turns self in

By   /  January 2, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

Wanted: Gino Soares, 56

UPDATE ALERT: On Friday, Jan. 3 at 9:22 a.m.,  Tiverton Police Department Captain Patrick Jones issued the following statement: “Gino Soares turned himself into the Tiverton Police Department yesterday afternoon. He was processed  and transported to 2nd District Court Newport where surety bail was set.” TIVERTON — A Fall River man who broke into a Stafford […]

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No criminal charges to be filed against Tiverton Maintenance Foreman, Bob Martin

By   /  December 31, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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.

  TIVERTON — Bob Martin, Tiverton’s Maintenance Foreman, who has been suspended from his employment without pay since Nov. 1 by the town, will not face criminal charges, the State Police said Monday morning.  Mr. Martin had been under investigation by the state police since allegations were aired on Providence television station Channel 10 (WJAR […]

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