Motocross park suffers narrow defeat

TIVERTON — A proposed amendment to the Tiverton zoning ordinance, that would have allowed the installation of a motocross park at 691 Brayton Road, failed to get a majority of votes from the Tiverton Town Council on April 9, so it was in effect defeated.
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Gill reappointed as AO for town planners

TIVERTON — By a vote of 5-2, Susan Gill was reappointed Monday, April 9, by the Tiverton town council to a one-year term as Tiverton planning board administrative officer (AO). Her prior term was set to expire April 17.

Police release report after Tiverton assistant principal's death

Bristol Police have confirmed that a 40-year-old Barrington man died after a fall off the Mt. Hope Bridge early Wednesday morning. According to sources outside the Bristol Police Department, …

Tiverton Middle School assistant principal dies

TIVERTON — Tiverton School Superintendent William J. Rearick announced that the assistant principal at Tiverton Middle School died unexpectedly this morning. He made the announcement in an email to parents and the school community:

Tiverton bank theft suspect nabbed in Bristol

TIVERTON — A man suspected of committing a robbery of the north Tiverton branch of Bank Newport on April 2 was arrested Monday in Bristol. Cody Toolis, 27, of Fall River, was thereafter arraigned in District Court in Newport on charges of 2nd degree robbery, and is being held as a fugitive on separate Massachusetts charges, said Tiverton Police Chief Patrick Jones Monday night.

Tiverton man shot by police released from hospital

TIVERTON — A Tiverton man, Scott W. Banville, 44, who was shot by police at 11:34 last Wednesday night at his home while wielding a 50 caliber rifle during a domestic dispute, was released from Rhode Island Hospital Sunday night after treatment for his injuries.
Obituaries
Judith Ann Dolan Wagner

Judith Ann Dolan Wagner, age 73, passed away unexpectedly — after putting up a tenacious fight against a two-month illness — on April 13, 2018, in her cherished home that she shared with …

David S. Frerichs Jr., 40, Barrington

Helen C. (Shanahan) DeCosta, 81

George L. Medeiros, 62, Tiverton

Sally J. Rose, R.N., 79, Tiverton

Paula L. Doherty, 90, Tiverton

Anna F. Taber, 95, Tiverton

Joyce Catherine Agnes Kilroy Rogers, Tiverton

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