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Audience cheers, and cheers again, for Tiverton seniors

Audience cheers, and cheers again, for Tiverton seniors

See gallery of photographs by Richard W. Dionne Jr. at end of story, below. TIVERTON — Cheers were called for, literally, at Tiverton High School’s graduation ceremonies for the 122 departing seniors Friday night. ”Thank you Tiverton High School, friends and family, and congratulations to all of us in the Class of 2015,” said Class Valedictorian

Backed by the exterior wall of the old school, the Grade 5 chorus sang a song under the direction of Music Teacher Bruce Whitehouse.
Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr

Little Compton oasis: It’s no mirage at Wilbur & McMahon

  LITTLE COMPTON — As if by magic, an enclosed inner courtyard at Wilbur & McMahon School will be transformed over the next few months into an ecological oasis. “Today we are making history,” said school Principal Joao Arruda, at a groundbreaking ceremony last Thursday morning at the school, for what is becoming known as

Pocasset Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jennifer Goetz works on a lesson last February with a group of half-day kindergarten students. Photo by Richar

In Tiverton budget pinch, full-day K, and more, get axed

  TIVERTON — Tiverton schools will not provide full-day kindergarten next school year. Only half-day kindergarten, as is the case for the current school year, will be available. Unexpected costs for next year and voter passage of alternative budget #2 received some of the blame. Budget 2’s backers angrily rejected that notion. The School Committee

Town Councilor Joe Sousa placed this display during last Saturday's voting for the Financial Town Referendum at Tiverton High School as a "means of showing respect for the dead am one the still living members of the troop."

Councilor Sousa slammed for bringing gun replica to Tiverton High School

TIVERTON — Town Councilor Joe Sousa is taking heat for putting what some people thought was a real rifle on display in the Tiverton High School parking lot during Saturday’s voting for the Financial Town Referendum. The rifle was a replica that he had leaned against his motorcycle next to a campaign truck for Budget

Tiverton Town Administrator Matt Wojcik responds to FTR vote

    By Tiverton Town Administrator Matt Wojcik Following the adoption of the Petitioner’s Budget by the people at last week’s Financial Town Referendum, we asked Town Administrator Matt Wojcik to respond in writing to several questions we had about the results. Here is his response, only slightly edited. How do you feel about the

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Close vote spurns Taxpayers Assn. try to cut school budget

LITTLE COMPTON — By as close a vote as this town has seen in many years, voters here at the Financial Town Meeting (FTM) on Tuesday night defeated — by secret ballot — a motion made by Joe Quinn, Chairman of the Little Compton Taxpayers Association, to cut $50,000 from the school budget. The vote

Tiverton petitioner’s budget wins, by 500 votes

TIVERTON – A budget for next fiscal year put forth by citizen petitioner Justin Katz secured 1,535 votes Saturday in Tiverton’s all day town-wide Financial Town Referendum (FTR), handily defeating a budget put forth by Tiverton’s elected budget committee, which secured 1,066 votes. All resolutions on the ballot “passed by a wide margin,” said Town

School committee members, at a March meeting, (from left) are Peg Bugara, Lori Craffey, Chairman Tom Allder, Patrick McHugh, and Polly Allen. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

237 citizens claim school committee violations

Little Compton petitioners send complaint to RIDE, school officials LITTLE COMPTON — A petition signed by 237 “concerned citizens” of Little Compton, saying that the Little Compton School Committee “may not be in compliance” with Rhode Island law, was filed Tuesday, May 5, with Rhode Island Department of Education Commissioner Deborah Gist and with the

Gary Mataronas stands at site of the new boat ramp to be installed over the next month. Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo

New boat ramp coming to Sakonnet Harbor

By Tom Killin Dalglish LITTLE COMPTON — The boat launching ramp on the south side of Sakonnet Harbor will be closed down from May 4 through approximately June 15 in order to make way for the installation of a new ramp. The announcement was made by Little Compton Town Council member Gary Mataronas, who serves