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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. more
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. more
LITTLE COMPTON — Two Little Compton men have been charged with drug offenses, one dating back to December 15, 2017, the details regarding which were withheld by police for "investigative purposes" until this week. Police did not say that the two incidents were related, but did however release news of the charges at the same time. more
To the editor: Like Councilor Hilton did two weeks prior, Budget Committee member David Paull makes my point in his recent letter. In FY17, when the alternative remand option budget won, the … more
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 … more
TIVERTON — The Rhode Island Foundation invites residents of Tiverton, Portsmouth ad Little Compton to share their thoughts on issues that are important to them over a neighborly meal on … more
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — A big part of the Sakonnet area’s past floated north up the Sakonnet River, into Mt. Hope Bay and on to Fall River Friday afternoon. more
Regarding Jeff Caron’s apparent rebuttal letter to the editor, yes I am a union firefighter in another town. The term “firefighter” alone has more integrity in it than your Charter … more
I am writing today to express my hope that Rhode Island will finally pass a law to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.  Current Rhode Island law makes it too easy for dangerous … more
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