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

By   /  March 14, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News, Waterfront  /  2 Comments

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 — 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 […]

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Tiverton town administrator retires suddenly

By   /  November 5, 2013  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Tiverton Town Administrator James Goncalo will leave his office Nov.15.

TIVERTON — Tiverton Town Administrator James Goncalo announced his retirement “effective immediately” following a two-hour-and-forty-minute executive session meeting with the full town council Monday night. The announcement was made in the form of a letter from Mr. Goncalo that Council President Ed Roderick read aloud in its entirety in public session after the closed door […]

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Waters ponding in Tiverton school parking lot to get drained

By   /  April 25, 2013  /  News, Schools  /  4 Comments

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TIVERTON — Water that has ponded many inches deep in the parking lot behind Pocasset Elementary School during rainy weather should soon be gone, thanks to action last Monday night by the Town Council. After ground testing last week established that there is no ledge or rock that would interfere with plans to install an […]

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DEM threatens Tiverton with lawsuit about fishing tourneys

By   /  April 25, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Seven boats and contestants from Team RI Bassmasters ready to begin fishing on Stafford Pond minutes before the 7 a.m. tourney start time on Sunday, April 21. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

TIVERTON — The Town Council Monday night postponed until May 28 consideration of a proposed town ordinance that would regulate fishing tournaments taking place on Stafford Pond. Technically, the council continued until that date, a public hearing that it had began on the the measure at Monday night’s meeting. A second ordinance — one that […]

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Recusals stall Tiverton Yacht Club zoning bid

By   /  November 20, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Greg Jones, Commodore of the Tiverton Yacht Club, stands on the club's grounds in 2010, uphill of the site proposed for the new septic system that is the subject of a new zoning proposal.

TIVERTON — Recusals by five members of the town planning board — a majority — have halted board consideration of a zoning change sought by the Tiverton Yacht Club (TYC). Because the nine-member board has determined that it can’t take action at all on the zoning amendment, it notified the town council of the impasse […]

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Tiverton officials choose Roderick and Black as new board leaders

By   /  November 18, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

Town Clerk Nancy Mello (left) swears in school committee members Jerome Larkin, Sally Black, and Carol Herrmann (right).

TIVERTON — In back-to-back meetings more celebratory that business-oriented, Tiverton’s newly elected school committee and town council members were sworn in last Tuesday evening. They thenconvened for short agendas that included electing officers. Sally Black, starting her third term on the school committee, was unanimously re-elected by her colleagues to serve as chairwoman, the second […]

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Tiverton 1st wins duel with TCC

By   /  November 6, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

TIVERTON — Election night was a clear victory for Tiverton 1st and Democratic Town Committee-supported candidates for town council, the school committee, and the budget committee. Tiverton 1st, a new community organization this election season, and the Democrats each endorsed 15 candidates, 13 of whom won. For the same offices, Tiverton Citizens for Change (TCC) endorsed […]

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Tiverton cancels council workshop on open meetings, similar laws

By   /  October 29, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

TIVERTON — Town clerk Nancy Mello announced Monday morning that the Town Council Workshop — dealing with open meetings, public records, conflicts, ethics, and the public interest — scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29 at  7  p.m. at  Town Hall has been canceled.

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New group, Tiverton 1st, recommends candidates

By   /  September 28, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

TIVERTON — Tiverton 1st, a recently formed non-partisan community organization, announced last Friday the candidates that it will be supporting in the November election. The candidates for Town Council that Tiverton 1st recommends to town voters are: James J. Arruda, Renee DeJesus-Jones, Denise deMedeiros, William P. Gerlach, Brett Nicholas Pelletier, and Edward A. Roderick. Seven individuals from […]

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Tiverton council meets for record short 42 minutes

By   /  September 25, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

TIVERTON — For about 42 minutes Monday night the Tiverton Town Council met, discussed and voted on several matters, then adjourned, setting a record for brevity unmatched in the last several years. Councilors David Nelson and Brett Pelletier were absent. No one signed up to speak at the council’s “open public forum,” a regular agenda […]

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