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TIVERTON — The hiring of a town solicitor by the newly-elected four-person Tiverton town council majority has triggered an unintended consequence: the town's charter complaint process, an occasional but cherished remedy sought by citizens unhappy with actions by town officials, may now be a thing of the past. A municipal court decision last Tuesday appears to have invalidated charter complaints. more
STATE HOUSE – Rep. Edith Ajello and Sen. Louis P. DiPalma are once again pushing for Rhode Island to exempt menstrual products from the state sales tax. “Rhode Island should not be taxing … more
A Westport man wanted on eight outstanding default warrants was finally captured Tuesday, Feb. 19, inside his mother’s Westport home. Detective Jeff Majewski said that Westport police officer … more
TIVERTON — The table is set for a confrontation next Tuesday, February 26, at the Tiverton School Committee meeting (7 p.m., Tiverton High School Library), between teachers given performance-related termination notices last Thursday, February 14, and the Tiverton School Department. The precise number of teachers involved remains unclear. "I am not entirely certain how many teachers are involved," said Amy Mullen, teachers union president. "There are between 10-12." The union was not given any advance notice of the actions. more
George Mendonsa fought in World War II’s Pacific Theater, fished a lifetime on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, remained married to the love of his life for … more
To the editor: The Tiverton Town Council has been seated for just shy of four months of their two-year appointments and the outlook for the town in the coming 20 months does not look favorable. In … more
To the editor: The TTA Town Council majority appointed to the town attorney post a person with a probable conflicts and without relevant local governance experience. This same majority, … more
Forest Golden, 81, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 9, 2019. Forest was born Oct. 24, 1937 in Boston and was raised by his foster parent, Elmira … more
When Tiverton summer resident Katharine Smyth lost her father to cancer, she eventually turned to a beloved book — Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece ’To the Lighthouse’ — for consolation and to … more
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