Author Archives: Tom Killin Dalglish

Boats gather last spring shortly before 7 a. m. start time of a weekend bass fishing tourney on Stafford Pond.

Big engines on Tiverton’s Stafford Pond stir up sediment, study says

Big engines on Tiverton’s Stafford Pond stir up sediment, study says

  TIVERTON — High horsepower boats on Stafford Pond have an impact on the turbidity of water in Stafford Pond, and potentially impact phosphorus concentrations in its waters. So said a study about Stafford Pond water quality recently released by the Stone Bridge Fire District. The study is not conclusive, its author says, but “data are

With Garry Plunkett, holding his award plaque, are (from left) Chris Ryan, Wayne Browning, Connie Lima, Ginger Lacy, his wife Ginny Plunkett (to Mr. Plunkett's left), Brian Janes, Nancy Weinstein, and Mike Shand.

Tiverton’s Garry Plunkett wins state conservation award

TIVERTON  — Conservation activist Garry Plunkett was honored Saturday, March 8, by the Rhode Island Land Trust Council as the 2014 recipient of the Peter Merritt Award for Land Conservation. The award was conferred at the 11th Annual Land & Water Conservation Summit held at the University of Rhode Island. It is given annually to

Tony Caputi, a consultant with Greenleaf, hands out information about the medical marijuana program to Helen Darcy. Mr. Caputi treats several conditions with medical marijuana. In the background, Greenleaf Director and CFO Richard Radenbach also distributes flyers.

Tiverton seniors dig marijuana talk

TIVERTON — A sure way to draw a crowd these day is to advertise a free seminar about medical marijuana. That’s what Tiverton’s Senior Center did Monday, March 10. Braving the afternoon cold, 22 seniors showed up at the center on Canonicus Street to hear from two representatives of Portsmouth’s Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center. Most

Chief Robert Lloyd (left) responded a few years ago, with an unidentified police officer, to a Stafford Road truck accident that downed a utility pole sand cut off power.

Tiverton Council votes to probe fire department; complaints, personnel issues cited

TIVERTON — By unanimous vote in executive session Monday night, Tiverton’s Town Council has launched what it is calling “an investigation into issues in the Fire Department.” After the closed-door vote, the council made the announcement of its action public,and said it had hired Providence lawyer Marc DeSisto to lead the investigation. The only hint

Town Council President Ed Roderick stands across Main Road from gas station, now the town's property. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

Deal done — Tiverton beachfront gas station is town property

TIVERTON — It was a complicated transaction, but the former gas station at 1837 Main Road abutting Grinnell’s Beach now belongs to the Town of Tiverton. The news was made public “with great pleasure” last Monday by Town Solicitor Andrew Teitz. All the official documents, he said, would be recorded the next day. “Most of

The Stone House and barn are now on the market for $6.9 million. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

Stone House on the rocks; Little Compton landmark hits hard times

  LITTLE COMPTON— The 178-year old Stone House at 122 Sakonnet Point Road is up for sale for $6.9 million. It went on the market a little over a month ago, an upsetting turn of events for over a dozen couples with wedding receptions planned there. Its future is now up for grabs. The Little

Olive Allen, 12, was applauded for her comments supporting the computer science teaching position. Photos by Tom Killin Dalglish

Little Compton School Committee votes budget increase; Budget Committee next to act

LITTLE COMPTON — Olive Allen is a 12-year-old seventh grader in Wilbur & McMahon School, so when she stood at the podium in a packed Town Hall Friday evening to talk to the Little Compton School Committee about next year’s budget, people listened. “I wanted to say how we spent all this money on 200

Tiverton Middle School student Anthony Stevens Skypes from the school library with author Maribeth Boelts as she sits at her Cedar Falls, Iowa home.

Tiverton middle schoolers take virtual trek to Iowa author’s home

  TIVERTON — School was done for the day so Tiverton sixth graders pulled up virtual chairs in acclaimed children’s book author Maribeth Boelts’ Cedar Falls, Iowa, dining room to talk writing. Nearby were her nine-month-old grandson, for whom she was babysitting, and the family dog and cat. Though Cedar Fall is 1,200 miles west