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Adamsville, Tiverton men charged in road rage fracas

By   /  April 4, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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Wednesday, March 26 Following a road rage incident, that started in Portsmouth and ended up in Tiverton, Alexander T. Hartnett, 26, of 56 Crandall Road, Apt. 331, Adamsville, was charged with disorderly conduct at 1:13 p.m., and Nathaniel Stockard, 22 of 50 Hayden Avenue, Tiverton was charged with disorderly conduct at 2:19 p.m. The two […]

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Deal done — Tiverton beachfront gas station is town property

By   /  March 7, 2014  /  News, Waterfront  /  3 Comments

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

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 […]

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Tiverton tops East Providence in girls’ hoops

By   /  March 7, 2014  /  News, Sports  /  No Comments

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 EAST PROVIDENCE — The Tiverton and host East Providence High School girls’ basketball teams wrapped up their respective Division II-East regular season schedules Thursday night, March 6, the visiting Tigers earning a 56-40 victory over the Townies. Sam Sando led three Tiverton players in double figures, scoring a game-best 17 points. Avery Pacheco and Sarah […]

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Among similar towns, Tiverton pays least for police, school heads

By   /  February 8, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Tiverton Town Hall at 343 Highland Road is the seat of town government.

TIVERTON — Tiverton’s police chief and school superintendent are the lowest paid such officials among 11 communities that are comparable in the state.  Other Tiverton officials rank in the bottom tier — in third or fourth place from the bottom — in the same group of communities. The 11 towns, and their populations, with which […]

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Tiverton settlement: Martin retires, gets benefit pay, pension

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  1 Comment

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, and ultimately a settlement announced Jan. 30

WJAR Channel 10 Tiverton and Bob Martin, its long-time maintenance foreman, have settled a dispute that flared up at the end of October when Mr. Martin was accused of misuse of town resources for personal gain and at private property he owns. The (four page, plus two page appendix) settlement package announced Thursday between the […]

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Tiverton native, East Providence golf pro plans ‘Kili’ climb for Alzheimer’s awareness

By   /  January 10, 2014  /  News, Sports  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Following the success of a previous endeavor to help those in need, local golf professional and outdoor enthusiast Devin Beck will attempt to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa in early February. Mr. Beck, an assistant pro at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford and a Tiverton native, last crossed the country on […]

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Riverside hosts fellow East Bay sides in middle school cross country meet

By   /  October 1, 2013  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The reconstituted Riverside Middle School cross country program hosted its lone East Division dual meet of the 2013 regular season Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 1, on the 1.7-mile course at the Rec Field grounds, the Vikings sweeping four girls’ duals and losing three boys’ decisions. Riverside, which went through a year’s hiatus last […]

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Come Celebrate Tiverton all weekend

By   /  July 25, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment, Celebrations, Government & Politics, Waterfront  /  No Comments

Sally Black, Chairwoman of Tiverton's School Committee and Grand Marshall for the Celebrate Tiverton parade Saturday, July 27, holds a poster from the 1997 Tiverton Waterfront Festival, while behind her (from left) stand Linda Larsen, Deborah Pallasch (school committee member), and Pat Curran.

TIVERTON — Tiverton launches Celebrate Tiverton with three days of activities this Friday through Sunday. Friday evening’s kickoff events are all within walking distance of each other, close by the waterfront at Stone Bridge. Other activities are scheduled from Friday evening through Sunday, in all areas of town. Catch live music at 5:30 p.m. with […]

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Tiverton throws itself a three-day celebration

By   /  July 19, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment, Home & Garden, Schools, Things to Do, Waterfront  /  No Comments

Sally Black, Chairwoman of Tiverton's School Committee and Grand Marshall for the Celebrate Tiverton parade Saturday, July 27, holds a poster from the 1997 Tiverton Waterfront Festival, while behind her (from left) stand Linda Larsen, Deborah Pallasch (school committee member), and Pat Curran.

TIVERTON — It’s been 16 years since Tiverton threw itself a party back in the summer of 1997, but the dry spell is about to end. “Celebrate Tiverton” is coming to town. It’s a three-day bash for all ages with events in venues scattered through town from Friday through Sunday, July 26-28 (see insert). Celebrate […]

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Three Tiverton department heads get new contracts

By   /  April 29, 2013  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

TIVERTON — The Town Council at its most recent meeting last week unanimously handed three Tiverton department heads — the chief of police, the senior center director, and the tax assessor — renewed three-year contracts of employment. All three contracts were largely based on a “model contract” approved recently by the council, which attempted to […]

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