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Holiday repair comes to impassable Tiverton road

By   /  December 30, 2013  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Potholes like this covered 800-foot long Cynthia Avenue from one end to the other. It took about two-and-a-half days of work by DPW crews to fill them in with trucks of gravel and a pay loader. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

 TIVERTON — ‘Twas the day before Christmas at 7 a.m., when a pay loader, dump truck, and a handful of men, went to Cynthia Avenue to patch up some holes, with three-quarter inch gravel to make it a road, passable this winter by plows when it snows. After two-and-a-half days of work on the road, […]

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Bidding bust: No buyers for Industrial Park

By   /  December 24, 2013  /  Government & Politics, Real Estate  /  2 Comments

Officials waited here recently  in Town Hall for bids to buy the Town Industrial Park, but no one showed up to bid.

TIVERTON — There were no bids submitted recently by anyone wanting to buy the town’s 172 acre Industrial Park when the property was up for sale and the due date (Tuesday, Nov. 26) came — and went — for the submission of bids.  Town Clerk Nancy Mello sat in council chambers from 11:45 a.m. until […]

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Tiverton plungers to brave cold for a cause

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  Waterfront  /  No Comments

In the wind and cold, Tiverton Yacht Club Commodore Stephen Hughes (left) mans the table at last year's Penguin Plunge at Grinnell's Beach.

 TIVERTON — An air gun will blast at noon on Wednesday, New Year’s Day, at Grinnell’s Beach in Tiverton to mark the beginning of the third annual Penguin Plunge sponsored by the Tiverton Yacht Club (TYC).   Recently retired TYC Commodore Greg Jones (his term ended last month) will lead the charge into the frigid […]

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No Penguin Plunge in Little Compton this year

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  News, Waterfront  /  No Comments

A plunger grimaces as he walks over rocks toward the water at South Shore Beach in Little Compton on New Year's Day 2012.

LITTLE COMPTON — The New Year’s Day Penguin Plunge will not take place this year.  The announcement was made by Gina Malloy, executive director of the Little Compton Community Center (LCCC), which in years past has sponsored the event. Safety played a role in the decision, said Ms. Malloy. “We do worry about the safety […]

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Police: Break-in ends badly for accused burglar

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

Brandon Dunham

Tiverton Police Captain Patrick Jones said Brandon Albert Dunham, 21, is believed to have entered a Rock Street home in Tiverton on Monday, Dec. 16 through the front porch door or a front window, both of which had been punched through. The homeowner, a 48-year old fisherman, returned to find that his bedroom had been […]

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Tiverton Police: Boy uses family car in break-in spree

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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Friday, Dec. 20 After receiving a report at 7:30 p.m. that a male dressed in black was attempting to enter vehicles on Windwood Drive in Tiverton, police went to the scene and observed a car without lights approaching them. The car drove around police who, in two vehicles, pursued it and succeeded in boxing it […]

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Tiverton couple charged with child neglect, fraud

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

Aaron Gelanis, 32

TIVERTON — A local couple — Aaron Gelinas, 32, and Kimberley Leverett, 28, of 78 Merritt Avenue, Tiverton — are being held at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) in Rhode Island pending bail on charges that include their use of their children to obtain money under false pretenses. The two were extradited late last week […]

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Tiverton man busted in cross country marijuana caper

By   /  December 19, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

Officials in Pennsylvania display  300 pounds of marijuana from Cessna 207A (rear).

 TIVERTON — After officials tracked the upcoming cross-country deal for days, a Tiverton man was arrested Monday night in the back parking lot of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Lincoln while in the act of transferring cardboard boxes filled with marijuana from one van to another.  According to official accounts, and other reports, at the […]

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No-plow decision riles Cynthia Avenue residents

By   /  December 12, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Tiverton's new snow plow will arrive in town soon, but won't be risked on unpassable unaccepted roads, said DPW Director Steven Berlucchi.

By Tom Killin Dalglish tdalglish@eastbaynewspapers,com TIVERTON — Upset about the town’s decision not to plow their road this winter, a dozen or so residents of Cynthia Avenue went to Town Hall Monday night and took a street action of their own. Two of them — Shane Gendreau and his wife Lisa — signed up to […]

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Big bang fury: Blasts rattle neighbors’ homes

By   /  December 6, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Robert Toolin (left) says Linda Road, that he and two neighbors — Tim Bearse (right) and Carl Dumas (center, rear) — are standing on, has been dug up seven times in recent years due to water line breaks

TIVERTON — His foundation is full of cracks, and he’s had his windows and chimney redone. He points down the road to other houses with similar problems. “We’ve been getting blown up for years,” says Lou Farias, who with with his wife Cheryl, lives at the intersection of Linda and Fish Roads, just across the […]

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