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Just feet away from Fall River, proposed casino would have entrance on William Canning Boulevard at Hurst Lane.

Casino company courts Tiverton voters; faces questions

Casino company courts Tiverton voters; faces questions

TIVERTON — Twin River Worldwide Holdings (Twin River), the people who want to bring a “convenience casino” to Tiverton, is getting ready for a big date with the Tiverton Town Council sometime this fall, probably in October. Its goal is to pave the way for what the company hopes will be a vote in November

Wendy Taylor Humphrey holds a Canada goose that was rescued in Westport. It is one of many that her sanctuary is nursing back to health after a tough winter. Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo

Recovery room: Winter’s winged victims flood animal sanctuary

A brutal winter has brought a population explosion to Tiverton’s West Place Animal Sanctuary. Owner Wendy Taylor Humphrey said the victims began arriving over seven weeks ago — geese, swans and ducks in very bad shape. “Snowplow drivers, lots of people (even duck hunters) started bringing them in” after finding them on roadsides and in

Kenneth Pelletier of Westport and children at their winnings celebration. He bought the ticket at Barcello’s in Tiverton.

For lottery winner, it’s drinks all around — and an addition

Kenneth Pelletier of Westport said he doesn’t typically play instant lottery games, but while out to eat at Barcello’s Family Restaurant in Tiverton last Saturday, an Instant Ticket vending machine touting “$100,000 Cash” caught his eye every time his father shifted in his seat. So he got up, bought a ticket — a scratch revealed

Tiverton Glen process mired in comp plan change debate

Durfee: Meeting between developer executives, town officials  smacked of ‘back room’ dealing     TIVERTON — Residents are going to have to wait at least another month for the planning board’s recommendation regarding the massive Tiverton Glen (formerly Tiverton Crossings) mixed use development project. Around 50 citizens gathered in Tiverton High School last Thursday for

Bryant University student AJ Levine takes a selfie with Bobbert, one of eight alpacas at West Place Animal Rescue. Richard W. Dionne photos

Home for cast-offs: West Place Animal Rescue shelters hard-luck menagerie

By Bruce Burdett TIVERTON — Knock-kneed Peepers the turkey hobbles about on deformed toes. Bobbert the alpaca was cast off when he grew too big for the petting zoo business. Cleveland the sheep was days from being born when his mother was rescued from a planned cult sacrifice. Baby the swan’s leg was severed by fishing


Study: Non-whites more apt to be ticketed here

They aren’t much more likely to stop non-white motorists, but police in Tiverton and Little Compton are more apt to issue citations to the non-white drivers they stop than the white drivers. That is among the findings of a 2013-2014 study by Northeastern University’s Institute on Race and Justice released by the state Department of

Lauren Vine and Sabrina Yackouri joined different partners to win their matches and help the EPHS girls' tennis team advance in the Division III playoffs.

East Providence advances to D-III girls’ tennis semifinals

PAWTUCKET — The favorites, including East Providence High School, advanced during preliminary round matches in the Division III girls’ championship tournament played Wednesday afternoon, Oct, 15, at Slater Park. The Townies, the fourth seed in the playoffs after finishing their regular season with a 10-3 record, had little trouble in dispatching fifth-seeded Tiverton, 4-1. As


Recycling rises in Tiverton, dips a bit in Little Compton

Rhode Island Resource Recovery last week passed out checks to the state’s 39 cities and towns for profits realized from the sale of recyclables. The municipal share of the profits for the year ending June 30, 2014, totaled $1,502,616. Tiverton Department of Public Works Director Steve Berlucci accepted a check of $28,966 for the town,

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